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Overview for Applicants

Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program for Positions Beginning in 2018



Applicants must register online to participate in the Match. Only registered applicants can submit a Rank Order List for the Match and be ranked by programs for the Match. It is recommeded that you register for the Match by October 1, 2017.

Register Now  |  Participating Programs  |  Rules of the Match  |  Schedule of Dates  |  Withdraw from the Match


Applications to programs are prepared and submitted independent of the Match. Many (but not all) programs that participate in the Match also participate in the ADEA PASS central application service. Check with each program directly regarding its application requirements and deadline dates.

About Applications  |  ADEA PASS  |  Participating Programs  |  Non-Match Programs


To participate in the Match, you must submit a Rank Order List on which you list your desired programs, in numerical order of preference (first choice, second choice, etc.). Rank Order Lists are submitted online using the NMS Match System by the Rank Order List Deadline for each Phase of the Match.

About Rankings  |  NMS Match System Instructions  |  Participating Programs  |  Participating as a Couple  |  Withdraw from the Match


Phase I results are released on November 29, 2017. Phase II results are released on January 29, 2018.

Match results are delivered by e-mail and are also accessible online via the NMS Match System.

About Results  |  Statistics  |  Post Match Process

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