May 2019 Volume LIV Number 3


Pediatric Dentistry Residency Continues to Soar in Popularity

March 2013 Volume XLVIX Number 2

 Pediatric dentistry continues to be a popular specialty with graduates as evidenced by the continued growth in the Match results for the 2013

– 2014 academic year.

For the 2013– 2014 academic year, the number of positions offered and residency positions filled surpasses oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, advanced education in general dentistry and anesthesiology.

2013-14 Match Results for:          Positions Offered          Matches/Positions Filled


Pediatric Dentistry

362 (+19)

351 (+27)


278 (+ 4)

270 (+ 5)

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

223 (+ 6)

213 (+ 4)

Adv. Education in General Dentistry

296 (+22)

189 ( 4)


46 ( 5)

33 ( 1)


The number in parentheses in both columns represents the changes (plus or minus positions) as compared to last year (2012-13).

Pediatric dentistry continues to enjoy an increase in its applicant pool with a growth rate of nearly 4.6 percent (633 applicants) over the 2012-13 Match (604 applicants).

Annual data on accredited programs and enrollment is gathered by the Survey Center of the American Dental Association (ADA) and maintained by the ADA. The most recent data available is from the 2010 2011 academic year. At that time, there were 76 pediatric dentistry residency programs accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), enrolling a total of 763 postdoctoral students, including 382 first year positions.

For complete results of the 2013 2014 Match, please visit the National Matching Service website at