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December 2015 Issue                                                         The Metz Center for Sleep Dentistry
Join two leading sleep medicine experts in the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains! Each morning,   Dr. Frank Seaman  and  Dr. James Metz will lead presentations about cutting edge and novel approaches to dental sleep medicine. Spend your afternoons enjoying all the beauty, activities and attractions that Keystone Resort has to offer.

This Conference will answer your questions about dental treatment modalities for Sleep Apnea & Sleep Disordered Breathing including Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD) Titration and Breathing Tape Therapy.

Earn up to 10 hours of continuing education credit!
This CE opportunity is limited to the first 50 registrants!
$695 per Doctor; $450 per Staff Member & includes Deluxe Continental Breakfast (lunch on your own).  
Friday, February 5 and Saturday, February 6, 2016 
For more information contact Jane via email 
or 719-593-0005.  Registration deadline is Sunday, January 10, 2016. 

If you have questions about HRPO...
You are Not Alone!
Dr. James E. Metz
James E. Metz, DDS, of Columbus, Ohio will answer ALL your questions about High Resolution Pulse Oximetry (HRPO) and Titration. Dr. Metz will offer extended instruction about Using, Managing and Understanding High Resolution Pulse Oximetry. Learn more about reading HRPO reports by reviewing actual patient cases.

View Details about what you will learn.
Register online

The Art of Breathing
Frank E. Seaman, DDS, MS, of Colorado Springs, Colorado will broaden the depth of your understanding about the "The Art of Breathing". Dr. Seaman's presentation will demonstrate the association between mouth breathing, xerostomia, sleep disordered breathing and oral dysfunction.

Learn more about Dr. Seaman at
Register online

Over 80 inches of snow has fallen this season at the Keystone Resort.   View the Terrain report.
Explore Keystone's signature activities and dining to make the most out of your vacation!

The special room rates for attendees is $179+taxes+fees/night.  Call 1-800-258-0437 to make your reservations and mention Group Code CC3SEA to receive the special rate. View the accommodations and information about the Keystone Resort.

Shuttles are available from Denver International Airport (DIA) to Keystone Resort. View Transportation options to Keystone Resort. 

Clinical Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Snoring with Oral Appliance Therapy
Ramar K, Dort LC, et al.
J Clin Sleep Med. 2015 Jun 11

Since the previous parameter and review paper publication on oral appliances (OAs) in 2006, the relevant scientific literature has grown considerably, particularly in relation to clinical outcomes. The purpose of this new guideline is to replace the previous and update recommendations for the use of OAs in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring. The task force developed recommendations and assigned strengths based on...
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Gilles Lavigne and Dr. Avram R. Gold as our featured guest speakers at the April 1 and 2, 2016 Step Up to Introductory and Advanced Sleep Dentistry Continuum in Columbus, Ohio.
View the brochure.

Dr. Gilles Lavigne
Dr. Lavigne combines the worlds of academia and sleep research,clinical practice and treatment of patients, and education of predoctoral students. His contribution to sleep's body of knowledge is vast, having published hundreds of papers on wide-ranging topics pertinent to sleep-disordered breathing and parasomnias. He gives a thorough foundation of sleep, sleep disorders, and sleep disturbances (arousals). He details the consequences and comorbidities of obstructive sleep apnea, and covers an extensive list of treatment options, including positional therapy, sleep hygiene, mandibular advancement appliances, CPAP, surgical options and pharmacologic agents. Dr. Lavigne's treatment of sleep bruxism, temporomandibular disorder, muscle and pain issues, and rhythmic masticatory muscle activity (RMMA) is impressive.
Registration is open for the April 2015 Continuum
Avram R. Gold, MD
Focus: "Sleep-Disordered Breathing, Functional Somatic Syndromes and Anxiety Disorders"

Dr. Gold links sleep-disordered breathing to functional somatic syndromes and anxiety disorders via an out of the box paradigm. The iconoclast posits a connection via hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activation, a theory that moves away from commonly held beliefs. 
Dr. Avram Gold, MD is a board certified pulmonologist in Smithtown, New York. He is currently licensed to practice medicine in New York. He is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital and Northport VA Medical Center. Learn more about Dr. Gold
Location: Embassy Suites, Columbus, Ohio Airport - 614-536-0500 
Reserve your stay now at a discounted rate. Mention Group Code COM  
Questions? Contact Angie at or call 614-252-4444. 
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This flip chart is a visual tool to educate and increase production in your practice.
Do you have specific questions for Dr. Metz? 
Join our Google Discussion Group! You may find the Answer in our existing discussions or choose to begin a conversation about a new Topic. 
The future dates for the Step Up to Advanced Sleep Dentistry Continuum in 2016 have been confirmed.


April 1 & 2, 2016

October 21 & 22, 2016  


Contact Angie at 614-252-4444 or for more information.
Important Notice:
2016 ATS International Conference 
San Francisco, California
Chair: James E. Metz

View the Flyer to see the special one-day rate and schedule of events.

Special Sunday, May 15, 2016 program for dentists and interested parties 

The goal of the Interest Group is to bring together dentists with a strong interest in dental
sleep medicine and align them with the Assembly on Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology, so
that they may discuss common interests that will benefit patients worldwide. Read more.

The Metz Appliance
Download the order form for our FDA approved, patented device for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.

View DVD sets, flip charts and books available to increase your knowledge about sleep dentistry and sleep medicine.

For more information about sleep dentistry, visit
Learn more about the American Thoracic Society
ATS, renowned professional society of pulmonologists, has reached out to dentists to explore how sleep breathing therapy can be enhanced by working together.
Read the recent article.

Three-dimensional Evaluation of Upper Airway in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome during Oral Appliance Therapy
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Oral Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients with Temporomandibular Disorders
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Masticatory and Cervical Muscle Tenderness and Pain Sensitivity in a Remote Area in Subjects with a Temporomandibular Disorder and Neck Disability
Read more

Morbidity and mortality risk ratios are elevated in supine dominant OSA
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Prevalence of Residual Excessive Sleepiness During Effective Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep-disordered Breathing
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Modulation of inflammatory and hemostatic markers in obstructive sleep apnea patients treated with mandibular advancement splints: a parallel, controlled trial
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A 2-year Mean Follow-up of Oral Appliance Therapy for Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea
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Exploring the treatment response of oral appliance in elderly patients & patients with severe OSA
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Exploring the effects on the body as a result of sleep-disordered breathing and a poor night's sleep
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Combination Therapy TMD/OSA
a case study by Dr. James Metz
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Dr. Metz in First for Women magazine
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Do You have questions
about High Resolution Pulse Oximetry?

If so, YOU are not alone.

"As I travel throughout the nation, I find most dentists have many questions about this screening device."

Dr. James Metz

This 6 DVD series includes valuable and effective information about HRPO, the three parameters for titration of a mandibular advancement device AND two discs of Patient Case Studies!
$350. per set
Click here to order online

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Metz Center for Sleep Dentistry
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