Before You Register
Review Key Match Information
To register for the Match, you must agree to comply with and be bound by the terms of the Applicant Agreement, the Dental Match Rules, and the Schedule of Dates. You will also need your DENTPIN®, which can be obtained from the ADA web site, in order to register.
Learn About Sending Applications to Programs
Registration for the Match does NOT constitute an application to any of the dental programs participating in the Match. You should check with each program directly about how to submit an application. Most, but not all, programs use the ADEA PASS application service and you can send applications to programs using that service.
ORTHO, PERIO, PROS, ANES and Canadian GPR programs participate in Phase I of the Match. AEGD, US GPR, OMS and PED programs participate in Phase II of the Match. Most (but not all) programs of these types participate in the Match. Programs of other types do not participate in the Match.
There is a fee of $95 USD to register for the Match. The registration fee is non-refundable, non-transferable and irrevocable.
The Match registration fee covers participation in both Phase I and Phase II of the Match. Applicants who register for Phase I but do not obtain a position in Phase I do not have to register again or pay an additional fee to participate in Phase II.
It is recommended that you register for the Match by October 1, 2021. You must be registered in order to submit your Rank Order List and be ranked by programs. The final deadline to register to participate in each Phase of the Match is:
Most programs submit their Rank Order Lists for the Match well before the Rank Order List deadline. Therefore, to ensure you are able to be ranked by programs, you should register well before the final dates listed above.
After You Register
Confirmation and Code Number
When your registration is completed, you will receive a confirmation by email that includes the 5-digit applicant Code Number that uniquely identifies you in the Match. Use your Code Number in all future correspondence pertaining to the Dental Match.
You should provide your Code Number to the programs where you apply, so that the programs will be able to identify you by your Code Number when they submit their Rank Order Lists. If you are applying to programs that participate in the ADEA PASS application service, you should also enter your Match Code Number into your ADEA PASS application.
Updating Your Account and Profile Information
Once you are registered, you can log in to the NMS Match System to update your account and profile information. This includes modifying your email, password, security questions, personal and education information, couple status, as well as withdrawing from participating in the Dental Match.