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March 2016 Issue                                                         The Metz Center for Sleep Dentistry
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Learn from these Leaders in Sleep Medicine  when they present Hot Topics at our April 2016 Continuum

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Focus: Bruxism, Chronic Pain, TMD and Sleep
Focus: Sleep-Disordered Breathing, Functional Somatic Syndromes and Anxiety Disorders

A Phenotyping Model for the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
and: "Future of Dental Sleep Medicine: a discussion"

By Franklin A. Holman; Sleep Review March 5, 2013

David P. White, MD hopes that understanding the cause of apnea in each patient will ultimately allow sleep medicine professionals to personalize therapy for sleep apnea.

Sleep Review spoke with White about the concept of personalized therapy for sleep apnea, how it works, and what the future holds for this new approach to diagnosing and treating sleep apnea patients.
Dr. Metz invites you to learn more from  Dr. David White
this April 1 & 2 at the Continuum in Columbus, Ohio

Dr. David White Dr. David P. White, serves as Chief Scientific Officer for ApniCureā„¢, a medical device company focused on developing devices for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and other sleep-related disorders.

Prior to joining Apnicureā„¢ he served as a professor of sleep medicine at Harvard Medical School and senior physician, Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He remains a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Harvard. He also served as chief medical officer for Philips Respironics.

His primary research interest over his career has been the pathophysiology of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).  He has studied many aspects of OSA including upper airway motor control, the control of breathing during wakefulness and sleep and pharyngeal anatomy.  Dr. White is board-certified in sleep disorders medicine, internal medicine, and pulmonary disease.  He has served ...

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Chair, Dental Sleep Medicine Interest Group
Member of Executive Committee of SRN Assembly of ATS

The Pathogenesis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Advances in the Past 100 Years
David P. White, American Journal of Respiratory Cell & Molecular Biology

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), in the medical scheme of things, is a relatively new disorder and has barely been in the medical literature for the last 100 years. Thus, virtually everything we know about its pathogenesis has been discovered over this time frame.

Since London physician, W. H. BroadbentBroadbent's original description of an individual struggling to breathe during sleep in 1877, we have made considerable progress in our understanding of the pathogenesis of OSA. However, treatments for this disorder remain ...
Dr. Metz at AES 2016 Meeting
Dr Metz at AES 2016 Meeting
James Metz, DDS, ABDSM was invited to present at the American Equilibration Society's 61st Annual Scientific Meeting, February 24-25, 2016 Chicago, IL. 

His topic was "Breathe, YOUR life depends on it!" Dr. Metz was presented with an award that reads
"In sincere appreciation for your significant contribution to the AES annual scientific meeting and to the advancement of knowledge in the field of occlusion, the temporomandibular joint and comprehensive oral care."

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The future dates for the Step Up to Advanced Sleep Dentistry Continuum thru 2017 have been confirmed.
October 21 & 22, 2016
April 7 & 8, 2017
October 20 & 21, 2017
Contact Angie at 614-252-4444 or for more information.
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.

Preview the preliminary program for the AADSM Annual Meeting.
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.

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Assembly on Sleep, Respiratory Neurobiology 
San Francisco, California
View this Special Invitation.

  An Official American Thoracic Society Statement:  The Importance of Healthy Sleep: Recommendations and Future Priorities
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Tinnitus and its Relationship with Muscle Tenderness in Patients with Headache and Facial Pain
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Oral Appliance Therapy: Challenges, Solutions, and a Suggested Decision Tree
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Clinical Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Snoring with Oral Appliance Therapy
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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
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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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