Schedule of Dates

Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program for Positions Beginning in 2021


Schedule of Dates

Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program for Positions Beginning in 2021


Phases of the Match

Information about the 2022 Dental Match will be available in May 2021.

Phase I - ORTHO, PERIO, PROS, ANES and Canadian GPR Only:

All ORTHO, PERIO, PROS, ANES and Canadian GPR programs, and any applicants interested in matching to a position in those programs, must submit Rank Order Lists by November 13, 2020 for Phase I of the Match.

Applicants who match in Phase I are not eligible to submit a Rank Order List in Phase II.

Phase II - AEGD, US GPR, OMS and PED Only:

All AEGD, US GPR, OMS and PED programs, and any applicants interested in matching to a position in those programs, must submit Rank Order Lists by January 8, 2021 for Phase II of the Match.

Applicants who match in Phase I are not eligible to submit a Rank Order List in Phase II.

Full Schedule of Dates

May, 2020 Residency registration emails for participation in the Match are sent to Program Directors, who must complete the online registration process.
May 14, 2020
Beginning on this date, applicants can register for the Match via this web site.

Applicants apply to programs independently of the Match. Many programs that participate in the Match also use the ADEA Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) to receive applications. Application deadlines for programs vary; therefore, applicants should check with programs regarding their deadline dates.

August 1, 2020 By this date, a list of programs participating in the Match will be available on this web site.
October 1, 2020 Recommended date by which applicants should register for the Match.
October 16, 2020 By this date, instructions for submitting Rank Order Lists and obtaining Match results will be sent to applicants and Program Directors registered to participate in 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. No applicant or program registrations, Rank Order Lists or withdraws for Phase I of the Match can be submitted after 11:59 p.m. ET on this date.
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.
November 20 - December 20, 2020 Program Directors of ORTHO, PERIO, PROS, ANES and Canadian GPR programs must send letters of confirmation of the Match result for Phase I to matched applicants within 10 days of the release of the Match results. Applicants must sign and return the letters of confirmation within 30 days of the release of the Match results.
December 14, 2020
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 8, 2021
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. No applicant or program registrations, Rank Order Lists or withdraws can be submitted after 11:59 p.m. ET on this date.
January 19, 2021
Phase II Match Results Day: Results of the Match for Phase II are released to applicants and Program Directors. No action to fill AEGD, US GPR, OMS and PED positions remaining unfilled after Phase II is to be taken prior to 12:00 p.m. noon ET on this date.
January 19 - February 18, 2021 Program Directors of AEGD, US GPR, OMS and PED programs must send letters of confirmation of the Match result for Phase II to matched applicants within 10 days of the release of the Match results. Applicants must sign and return the letters of confirmation within 30 days of the release of the Match results.

Updated June 15, 2020