About half of the applicants will match and the other half will stay to decide on a different step in their careers. If your interests in pediatric oral health are strong, it's quite possible to treat many children in a general practice. A difficult but easy to understand email. Unfortunately, many dental residency programs charge fees and tuition to attend.
Meanwhile, fellow doctors are paid to go to the nursing home. This is because the Medicare program pays about 100,000 residency places for physicians under the GME funding program.