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October 2015 Issue                                                         The Metz Center for Sleep Dentistry
Thousands of dentists are missing an ideal opportunity to help their patients sleep better
and live fuller, healthier lives, while adding an ideal revenue stream to their practices. 

If YOU have been thinking about getting into dental sleep medicine, join us at this two-day course for dentists and your staff - Don't delay!   Click Here for more information

October 23 & 24 2015
in Columbus, Ohio

New, Always Fresh and Always Cutting Edge !
Our Saturday afternoon flexible programming format creates the opportunity for YOU to apply this valuable knowledge toward your practice's area of specialty or expansion!
Specialized & Extended Track Options will be presented
Saturday, October 24.
- TMD "Simplified"...Taming the Beast!: Dr. James Metz
- Risk Management for Dental Sleep Medicine: Dr. Ken Berley
- Pulse Oximetry & Titration: Dr. James Metz
  Update: The Pulse Oximetry class is almost full.
  Register ASAP if you wish  to attend this extended course.
- Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Therapy: Dr. Brian Vence
Please note: Class size will be limited. - Specify your Specialized or Extended course selections by emailing Angie @ following registration.
TMD "Simplified"...Taming the Beast!
Dr. James E. Metz Dr. James Metz will present his powerful course addressing
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders during the October Step Up to Introductory and Advanced Sleep Dentistry Continuum.

YOU can expect to learn how to:
  1. Diagnose and treat patients with diverse symptoms and histories
  2. Differentiate techniques required to make accurate treatment decisions and diagnoses of complex cases
  3. Make occlusal morphology and determinates of occlusion an integral part of your practice
  4. Understand the use of occlusal equilibration
  5. Manage TMD patients with the proper protocol
  6. Determine when, why & how to use the correct orthotic splint
  7. Accurately mount casts in an articulator with consistency
  8. Maintain predictable results in TMD treatment
  9. Learn how TMD relates to breathing disorders during sleep
An Official American Thoracic Society Statement:  The Importance of Healthy Sleep: Recommendations and Future Priorities
Sutapa Mukherjee, Sanjay R. Patel, Stefanos N. Kales, Najib T. Ayas, Kingman P. Strohl, David Gozal, and Atul Malhotra; on behalf of the American Thoracic Society ad hoc Committee on Healthy Sleep

The purpose of this document is to (1) provide a review of the current scientific literature to make general recommendations on the importance of achieving good-quality sleep with a focus on sleep health in adults and children; the impact of work schedules on sleep; the public health impact of drowsy driving; the diagnosis and treatment of the common sleep disorders of obstructive sleep apnea and insomnia; and to (2) identify research and knowledge gaps to direct further work in these areas.
Featured Speaker:  Barry Krakow, MD
Medical Director Maimonides Sleep Arts &  Sciences,Ltd. and Sleep & Human Health Institute 
The sleep dentistry community is an active and important part of the solution for individuals with insomnia symptoms. Join us in October for Dr. Krakow's presentation:
  & the Most Common Sleep Disorders
- the Evaluation.
- the Treatment. 
Dr. Krakow will answer these questions and more!
  • Do insomnia patients frequently suffer from undiagnosed sleep related breathing disorders?
  • Can treating sleep related breathing disorders decrease insomnia symptoms?
  • Do trauma survivors suffer from high rates of sleep related breathing disorders?
  • Are sleep medicine treatments currently integrated into the fields of psychiatry and psychology?
Don't miss this opportunity to learn from this expert!  
Register Online for the October 23 & 24 course - Step Up to Introductory and Advanced Sleep Dentistry Continuum.
Barry Krakow, MD Dr. Krakow's research team has established many firsts in the field of sleep medicine! His research group is one of the most published on the evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders in mental health patients. In addition, he has authored or co-authored four books on this topic.
Oral Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients with Temporomandibular Disorders
Almoznino G, Zini A, et al.
J Oral Facial Pain Headache. 2015 Summer;29(3):231-41

The goal of this investigation was to measure the oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) in patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMD) compared to controls and analyze its association with various demographic and clinical parameters. The survey included 187 TMD patients and 200 controls...
Learn more about this investigation.

A Conversation with Dr. Brian Vence
A Conversation with Dr. Vence

What does Dr. Vence think
is important to know in the field of sleep dentistry?

Click on the image to the left
to view a short interview.

Dr. Vence will present the specialized coure: Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Therapy on Saturday, October 24 at the Step Up to Introductory and Advanced Sleep Dentistry Continuum.

Please note: Class size will be limited.
- Specify your Specialized or Extended course selection by emailing Angie @ following registration.
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.

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
Read more

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
Read more
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