Dental Match Registration
ADEA PASS and Match are separate and distinct services. The
Match is used by applicants and programs to determine the final placement of
applicants into positions after the application and evaluation process is
completed. ADEA PASS is administered by the American Dental Education
Association (ADEA), while Match is administered by National Matching Services
The Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program (the “Match”) is
the mechanism used by some postdoctoral dental education programs to determine
the final placement of applicants into positions. The Match provides an orderly
process to help applicants obtain positions in the first year of training in
postdoctoral programs of their choice, and to help programs obtain applicants
of their choice.
Most (but not all) programs that participate in the Match
also participate in ADEA PASS. 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
Detailed information about Match is available on the Match
web site at www.natmatch.com/dentres.
ADEA PASS and NMS maintain separate customer service centers to
provide assistance with their operations.
National Matching Services Inc.
20 Holly Street, Suite 301
Canada, M4S 3B1
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