Schedule of Dates

Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program for Positions Beginning in 2020


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 15, 2019 for Phase I of the Match.

Applicants who obtain a position in Phase I of the Match will not be eligible to participate in Phase II of the Match.

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

Applicants interested in matching to AEGD, US GPR, OMS and PED positions, and who did not match to a position in Phase I, must submit a Rank Order List by January 10, 2020. All AEGD, US GPR, OMS and PED programs must also submit their Rank Order Lists by the same date.

Full Schedule of Dates

May, 2019 Residency registration e-mails for participation in the Match are sent to Program Directors, who must complete the online registration process.
May 15, 2019
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, 2019 By this date, a list of programs participating in the Match will be available on this web site.
October 1, 2019 Recommended date by which applicants should register for the Match.
October 18, 2019 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 28, 2019
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 15, 2019
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 22, 2019
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 22 - December 22, 2019 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 16, 2019
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 10, 2020
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 22, 2020
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 22 - February 21, 2020 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.