Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program
for Residency Positions Beginning in 2020
A list of programs with positions available in the Post-Match Process is available to registered applicants in the NMS Match System.
Phase I & II:
Consult the Participating Programs page for lists of programs that participated in the 2020 Dental Match.View List of Participating Programs
The Match operates on a fixed Schedule of Dates which all participants must follow. The following are key upcoming dates:
November 22, 2019: Results of the Match for Phase I are released to applicants and Program Directors. No action to fill ORTHO, PERIO, PROS, ANES and Canadian GPR positions remaining unfilled after Phase I is to be taken prior to 12:00 p.m. noon ET on this date.
December 16, 2019: The online NMS Match System will open on this date for Match participants to submit Rank Order Lists for Phase II of the Match for AEGD, US GPR, OMS and PED positions.
January 10, 2020: Phase II Rank Order List Deadline: Final date for submission of applicant and program Rank Order Lists for Phase II of the Match for AEGD, US GPR, OMS and PED positions.
January 22, 2020: Results of the Match for Phase II are released to applicants and Program Directors. No action to fill positions remaining unfilled after Phase II is to be taken prior to 12:00 p.m. noon ET on this date.
Additional Match Information
The Dental Match provides an orderly process to help applicants obtain positions in postdoctoral dental education programs of their choice, and to help programs obtain applicants of their choice.Read more →
The matching algorithm uses the preferences stated on the Rank Order Lists submitted by applicants and programs to fill available positions.Read more →