Dentistry Residency Application Process

The Dentistry Residency program is offered for one to two incoming resident vacancies each year.

Application Process

Applicants interested in pursing the Dentistry Residency program must submit an application through the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) and register through MATCH.

Candidates who are selected will be notified by mail of available dates to schedule an interview. Interviews are held in the fall.


October 15, 2022

Submitting an Application

  1. Submit an application through PASS.
  2. Register through MATCH.
  3. Current photograph is required, which may be sent separately to the program.

Interview Process

Typically, qualified applicants are offered a personal on-site or virtual interview on one of two days in the fall preceding the program start date of July 1. The interview allows the applicant to experience the Medical Center facilities as well as the private group practice facility.

Applicants may also meet with current residents and faculty.


Congratulations! You will be receiving a formal welcome letter from the program director regarding next steps. Individuals that have matched with the program are encouraged to start the application process for an intern permit through the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners as soon as possible, as processing time can take up to 90 days. All materials requested on the application should be sent as soon as possible, with the exception of the dental school diploma – the Board understands that this will not be sent until later for new graduates applying for intern permits.

North Carolina License Requirements

A resident not licensed by the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners before beginning the program is required to obtain an intern permit as outlined in the dental laws of North Carolina. Additionally, successfully matched residents of the program must also be U.S. citizens and have graduated from a CODA accredited dental school.

Get intern permit application details through the NC State Board of Dental Examiners.