Dental Match Statistics

Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program for Positions Beginning in 2019


Summary Statistics

Overall, 2156 positions (85.7%) were filled in 2019, which is the highest number of matches in any of the last 15 years of the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program. The number of participating applicants and positions offered increased by 2.6% and 1.9% respectively. The overall increases in the number of participating applicants and the number of positions offered led to increases in the total number of matches, unmatched applicants, and unfilled positions.

All program types saw increases in their applicant pools, as measured by the number of applicants who ranked the program types, except for AEGD where the applicant pool was relatively stable. This contributed to an increase in the number of matches in US GPR, PED, OMS, ORTH, PERIO and ANES programs.

All program types had increases in the number of positions offered except for US GPR and ANES which had decreases and Canadian GPR which was stable. US GPR, OMS, ORTH, PERIO, and ANES had fewer positions left unfilled after the Match while PED, AEGD, PROS and Canadian GPR program had more positions left unfilled compared to last year.




Overall Totals



US General Practice


Advanced Education in General Dentistry




Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


Pediatric Dentistry




Orthodontics


Dental Anesthesiology




Canadian General Practice Residency


Periodontics




Prosthodontics