Application Information - General Practice Residency

The residency program is highly competitive and continues to attract applicants who have performed well in dental school and in Part I of the National Board of Dental Examiners’ Examination. We therefore encourage interested individuals to apply early. The program will not discriminate with regard to age, color, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. The program only accepts graduates of US or Canadian dental schools.

Step 1 - PASS

The program participates in the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS), an information clearinghouse.  Applicants must submit a completed application by October 19 of the year before the residency is to begin.  PASS applications may be obtained through the PASS website.  For information, call 617-612-2065 or e-mail

IMPORTANT - Our program requires applicants to submit the following in the PASS application:

  • Essay
  • Dental School Transcript
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Institution Evaluation Form (IEF), which includes NBDE scores
  • FIVE Personal Potential Indices (PPI's)
  • TWO Professional Evaluation Forms (PEF's)

Step 2 - Additional Application Materials Required

In addtion to submitting a PASS application, applicants are required to forward the following directly to our program:
  • A third strong letter of recommendation
  • Undergraduate transcript sent directly from the college or university to the program
  • Dental school transcript sent directly from the dental school to the program
  • NDBE results sent directly from testing agency to the program
  • 2"x2" photo

These materials should be sent to:

Agnes Lau, DMD
Director, General Practice Residency in Dentistry
c/o Larisa Taraskewich
MGH Division of Dentistry
165 Cambridge Street
Suite 401
Boston, MA 02114

Step 3 - The Match Program

The residency program participates in the Postdoctoral Dental Match Program. In order to be considered for the residency program, candidates must register with the Match via the PASS website during the application process.