September 2018 Volume LIII Number 5

 
 
 
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2018-2019 Match Results

March 2018 Volume LIII Number 2

Pediatric Dentistry Residency Continues to Soar in Popularity

Pediatric dentistry continues to be a popular specialty with graduates as evidenced by the continued growth in the Match results for the 2018–19 academic year.

The number of positions offered and residency positions filled surpasses oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, advanced education in general dentistry and anesthesiology.
 

 2018-19 Match Stats for:  Positions # of applicants Matches/offered  Positions filled
  Pediatric Dentistry  644  417+  404
 Orthodontics  487  298  283
 Oral and Max. Surgery  382  234  223
 Advanced Edu in General Dentistry  515  355  244
 Anesthesiology  34  26  21



Annual data on accredited programs and enrollment is gathered by the Health Policy Institute of the American Dental Association (ADA) and maintained by the ADA. The most recent data available is from the 2015 – 2016 academic year. At that time, there were 78 pediatric den- tistry residency programs accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), enrolling a total of 921 postdoctoral students. There were 433 graduates in 2016.

The following chart may be used as a comparison of the 2018-19 Match results to the 2017–18 academic year.

 2017-18 Match Stats for:  Positions # of applicants Matches/offered  Positions filled
  Pediatric Dentistry  676  408 396
 Orthodontics  515  285  282
 Oral and Max. Surgery  419  229  223
 Advanced Edu in General Dentistry  549  381  258
 Anesthesiology  43  34  27
For complete results of the 2018-2019 Match, please visit the National Matching Service website at www.natmatch.com/dentres.

 

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