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.