May 2019 Volume LIV Number 3

 
 
 
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2018-19 Match Results

March 2019 Volume LIV 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 2019–20 academic year.
 
For the 2019–20 academic year, the number of positions offered and residency positions filled surpasses all specialties and advanced education in general dentistry programs participating in the Match.
 
2019-20 Match Statistics for: Positions # of Applicants Matches/Offered Positions Filled
Pediatric Dentistry 669 433 (+16) 415 (+11)
Orthodontics 536 319 (+21) 307 (+24)
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 416 236 (+2) 226 (+3)
Adv. Education in General Dentistry 514 363 (+8) 219 (-25)
Anesthesiology 44 24 (-1) 25 (+4)
Periodontics 312 156 (+9) 152 (+12)
Prosthodontics 223 130 (+4) 114 (-1)
 
 
The number in parentheses in both columns represents the changes (plus or minus positions) as compared to last year.
 
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 2017–2018 academic year.  At that time, there were 80 pediatric dentistry residency programs accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), enrolling a total of 940 postdoctoral students.  There were 460 first-year enrollees and 438 graduates.
 
The following chart may be used as a comparison of the 2019–20 Match results to the 2018–19 academic year.
 
2018-19 Match Statistics for: Positions # of Applicants Matches/Offered Positions Filled
Pediatric Dentistry 644 417 404
Orthodontics 487 298 283
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 382 234 223
Adv. Education in General Dentistry 515 355 244
Anesthesiology 34 26 21
Periodontics 280 147 140
Prosthodontics 219 126 115
 
 
For complete results of the 2019–2020 Match, please visit the National Matching Service website at www.natmatch.com/dentres.

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