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General Practice Residency in Dentistry: Application

There are several steps that must be accomplished to apply to our residency. These are as follows:

  1. Contact the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program (MATCH) and obtain an identification number. MATCH may be reached via the internet at or by phone at (416) 977-3431 or (716) 282-4013.
  2. Register in the ADEA Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) at and have your information package forwarded to our program and any other programs in which you choose to apply. Tel: (202) 289-7201
  3. Send a small personal photograph of yourself. This can be sent as an email attachment to

The deadline for receipt of a completed PASS application is October 15, 2015. Any applications received after this date will not be considered for matriculation.
After review of your credentials presented in the PASS package, offers for interviews will be extended and conducted in December. Minimum requirements for consideration are US or Canadian residency status, students or graduates of ADA accredited dental schools, successfully passing Part 1 of the National Boards, three Personal Potential Index evaluations from dental school faculty and placement in the upper half of your dental school class.

If you should have any further questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Stephen Seder, Program Director, at or by phone at (713) 791-1414, extension 24337 or (713) 794-7187.