Schedule of Dates

Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program for Positions Beginning in 2022


Schedule of Dates

Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program for Positions Beginning in 2022


Phases of the Match

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 12, 2021 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 14, 2022 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, 2021 Residency Registration: Residency program registration emails for participation in the Dental Match are sent to Program Directors, who must complete the online registration process using the NMS Match System.
May 13, 2021
Applicant Registration: Beginning on this date, applicants can register for the Dental Match via this web site. Prior to registering, applicants should review the information in the Application Registration section.

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, 2021 By this date, a list of programs participating in the Match is available on this web site.
October 1, 2021 Recommended date by which applicants should register for the Match.
October 25, 2021
Phase I Rankings Open: Applicants and programs may begin to submit Rank Order Lists for Phase I of the Match for ORTHO, PERIO, PROS, ANES and Canadian GPR positions using the NMS Match System.
November 12, 2021
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 Rank Order Lists, registrations, or withdrawals for Phase I of the Match can be submitted in the NMS Match System after 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on this date.
November 19, 2021
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 Eastern Time on this date.
November 19 - December 19, 2021 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 return the letters of confirmation in accordance with the program’s instructions within 30 days of the release of the Match results.
December 13, 2021
Phase II Rankings Open: Applicants and programs may begin to submit Rank Order Lists for Phase II of the Match for AEGD, US GPR, OMS and PED positions using the NMS Match System.
January 14, 2022
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 Rank Order Lists, registrations, or withdrawals can be submitted in the NMS Match System after 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on this date.
January 24, 2022
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 Eastern Time on this date.
January 24 - February 23, 2022 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 return the letters of confirmation in accordance with the program's instructions within 30 days of the release of the Match results.