According to a 2006 Pediatric Dentistry article (Demographics and quality profile of applicants to pediatric dentistry residencies): - 278 1st year positions were available as of July, 2005, up 53% from '97. - 490 pedo applicants applied in 2004 (for 2005 positions), up 31% from '98. Based on the trend, I am pretty sure few more pedo programs opened up the past 3 years (I know Toledo, Miami, UMC and UW did), plus some existing programs have increased their available positions, so I am guessing there are at least 300 positions available each year by now, and there are at least 500 applicants applying. So in theory, 3 out of 5 applicants can get in, i.e. 60% chance of getting if you apply. In comparison, last time I checked, getting into dental school was about 1 in 2, or 50%. Will pedo get easier to get in, in the future? and will there be a point of over supply of pedos if new programs continue to open up?