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November 2015 Issue                                                         The Metz Center for Sleep Dentistry
 Can Everyone Enjoy a Breath of Fresh Air?
We encourage your practice to
introduce better breathing to your patients!
And what a more appropriate place to talk about breathing and fresh air while surrounded by the beauty of the Colorado Rocky Mountains
This is your opportunity to study with two sleep medicine experts,   Dr. James E. Metz and Dr. Frank E. Seaman

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. Frank Seaman
Frank E. Seaman, DDS, MS, of Colorado Springs, Colorado will broaden the depth of your understanding about the "
Cycle of Dysfunction - mouth and airway" & " Breathing tape & OSA: Why, When, How, Whom".
at the Keystone Resort, Keystone, Colorado
(located 90 miles from Denver International Airport, Colorado)
Earn up to 10 hours of continuing education credit
This educational opportunity will be limited to the first 50 registrations, so don't delay!  $695 per person & includes Deluxe Continental Breakfast (lunch on your own). View the brochure

For more information contact Jane via email or 719-593-0005. Registration deadline is Wednesday, December 30, 2015.

Dr. Metz and the staff of the Metz Center were pleased to welcome over 100 doctors, technicians and staff to the October 2015 session of the Step Up Continuum.

"As a doctor just getting started, Pat McBride gave me the most practical 'do this' information in her 'The Evaluation' presentation."

"Speaking with other participants about their protocols and experiences was very helpful."  
Dr. Metz & Pat McBride
Dr. Marcia Greene & Dr. Blank

"Excellent overall diversity and quality of speakers. 
Thanks for a positively impactful weekend!"

View more photos from the event.
Three-dimensional Evaluation of Upper Airway in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome during Oral Appliance Therapy
Cossellu G1, Biagi R, et al.
J Craniofac Surg. 2015 May;26(3):745-8

Lateral cephalometry has been used for the 2-dimensional evaluation of upper airway form with several limits. The authors obtained an accurate 3-dimensional (3D) volume analyses with cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans to confirm the effects of OA on...
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Gilles Lavigne as our featured guest speaker at the April 1 and 2, 2016 Step Up to Introductory and Advanced Sleep Dentistry Continuum in
Columbus, Ohio.

Dr. Gilles Lavigne Dr. Gilles 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 now open for the April 2015 Continuum in Columbus Ohio.  

Location:  Embassy Suites, Columbus, Ohio Airport - 614-536-0500 
Reserve your stay now at a discounted rate. Mention Group Code COM  
Register online. 
Questions? Contact Angie at or call 614-252-4444. 
 Featured Resource 
Special Offer!
flip chart
Through December 31, 2015, the
is featured for purchase for just $30.
(a 50% savings)

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 courses in 2016 have been confirmed.


April 1 & 2, 2016

October 21 & 22, 2016  


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.

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.

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
Read more

Prevalence of Residual Excessive Sleepiness During Effective Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep-disordered Breathing
Read more

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
Read more

Exploring the treatment response of oral appliance in elderly patients & patients with severe OSA
Read more

Exploring the effects on the body as a result of sleep-disordered breathing and a poor night's sleep
Read more
Combination Therapy TMD/OSA
a case study by Dr. James Metz
Read more

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
1271 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43205
 phone 614.252.4444 | fax: 614.252.6474