Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program

for Residency Positions Beginning in 2021

Information for Match Participants

Participating programs

Key Dates

The Match operates on a fixed Schedule of Dates which all participants must follow. The following are key upcoming dates:

October 1, 2020: Recommended date by which applicants should register for the Match.

October 26, 2020: The online NMS Match System will open on this date for Match participants to submit Rank Order Lists for Phase I of the Match for ORTHO, PERIO, PROS, ANES and Canadian GPR positions.

November 13, 2020: Phase I Rank Order List Deadline: Final date for submission of applicant and program Rank Order Lists for Phase I of the Match for ORTHO, PERIO, PROS, ANES and Canadian GPR positions.

November 20, 2020: Phase I Match Results Day: 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.

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Additional Match Information

Match Overview

Match Overview

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.

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Rules and Policies

Rules of Participation

Each applicant and residency must accept the terms of the Match Agreements when they register to participate in the Match, and must agree to abide by the rules of the Match.

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Statistics

Matching Algorithm

The matching algorithm uses the preferences stated on the Rank Order Lists submitted by applicants and programs to fill available positions.

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Statistics

Statistics

Match statistics are a valuable resource that provide information for applicants and programs participating in the matching process.

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