Register for the Match

Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program for Positions Beginning in 2020


To be eligible to participate in the Match, a residency must either (i) be accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) or the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC), or (ii) have applied for initial accreditation, expect to receive accreditation by the completion of training of applicants matched in the 2020 Match, and have received permission from the appropriate sponsoring organization to participate in the Match.

To register for the Match, the residency must agree to abide by the Schedule of Dates for the Match and the Rules of Participation.

Registration Process

Register Online

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 and instructions to register their residency for the 2020 Match.

The registration process should be completed by the Program Director and can be started by clicking on the personalized link in the e-mail sent by NMS.

If you have not received your personalized e-mail to register for the Match by May 18, 2019, please contact NMS.


The fees to register for the Match are:

  • $90 USD registration fee for each program registered for the Match by the residency
  • $65 USD for the 1st position offered in each program
  • $50 USD per position for the 2nd through 6th positions offered in each program
  • $40 USD per position for the 7th and subsequent positions offered in each program

Fees can be paid online at the time of registration using a credit card, or you can complete the registration process online without payment, and pay the registration fees by check or by phoning NMS with credit card information at a later date.


Once the online registration process is complete, you will receive a confirmation by e-mail. The confirmation will include the Code Number(s) and program description(s) for each program registered for the Match. You should provide the program Code Number(s) to each of your applicants as the Code Number(s) uniquely identify your program(s) in the Match. This is particularly relevant for residencies that are offering more than one program in the Match.

Updating Your Residency and Program Information

Once your residency is registered to participate in the Match, you can log in to the NMS Match System to update your residency or program information. This includes modifying the number of positions offered by a program in the Match, adding an additional program to your residency, withdrawing a program from the Match if you no longer intend to offer any positions in the program, or modifying your contact information.

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