Overview for Programs

Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program for Positions Beginning in 2019

The Match Process


   Register for the Match

The Program Director of each accredited AEGD, ANES, GPR, OMS, ORTHO, PED, PERIO, and PROS residency is sent an e-mail with a personalized link to register their residency for the 2019 Match. The registration process is completed online.

   Applications and Interviews

Applications are reviewed and interviews are conducted independently of the Match. You are free to accept applications and evaluate applicants in any manner you like. However you can only match with applicants that have registered to participate in the Match.

   Submit Your Rankings

To participate in the Match, you must submit a Rank Order List for each program you offer, on which you list your desired applicants in numerical order of preference (first choice, second choice, etc.). Rank Order Lists are submitted online using the NMS Match System.

   Get Your Results

Phase I results are released on November 28, 2018. Phase II results are released on January 28, 2019.

Match results are delivered by e-mail and are also accessible online via the NMS Match System.

Key Dates

May, 2018
Registration e-mails sent to Program Directors.

August 1, 2018
List of Participating Programs available for applicants.

October 29, 2018
NMS Match System opens to enter Phase I rankings (for ORTHO, PERIO, PROS, ANES and Canadian GPR programs).

November 16, 2018
Phase I Rank Order List deadline.

November 28, 2018
Phase I results released.

December 17, 2018
NMS Match System opens to enter Phase II rankings (for AEGD, US GPR, OMS and PED programs).

January 11, 2019
Phase II Rank Order List deadline.

January 28, 2019
Phase II results released.

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