National Dental Match

The Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program (the "Match") places applicants into positions for the first year of training in the following types of postdoctoral dental education programs:

  • Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD)
  • General Practice Residency (GPR)
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)
  • Orthodontics (ORTHO)
  • Pediatric Dentistry (PED)
  • Dental Anesthesiology (ANES)

Most programs that participate in the Match also participate in ADEA PASS. However, ADEA PASS and Match are separate and distinct services. Check all programs to determine if participation in Match is required. Completing and submitting an application through ADEA PASS will not automatically register you for the Match. Similarly, applicants are not required to complete an ADEA PASS application in order to register for and participate in the Match. To obtain a position at a program that is participating in the Match you must register separately for the Match, which includes agreeing to the Match Applicant Agreement and paying the Match registration fee through your ADEA PASS application.

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