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February 2016 Issue                                                         The Metz Center for Sleep Dentistry
Pat McBride, BA, RDA, CCSH returns to April 2016 Step Up Continuum ! 
Pat McBride, BA, RDA, CCSH, has spent 35 years as a full time clinician in the fields of dentistry, respiratory medicine, and dental sleep medicine. Her extensive experience in clinical, laboratory and educational arenas led to the
development of interdisciplinary care model delivery systems used by physicians and dentists across the globe.

Pat joined our Faculty Speakers in October 2015 and received glowing reviews from those that attended her courses!

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

"Pat McBride's lecture style and passion was refreshing. She really motivated me."

"Pat McBride shared real methods in practice, informed staff of what they should know and what CEs they should attend."

Read an article authored by Pat McBride,
published on December 15, 2015 by Dental Sleep Practice.

"The time is rapidly coming when patients will be referred to us from just about every medical specialty, and we need to know what is expected, wanted and needed by each and every one of these referring physicians.
Today, there is an increased urgency to partner the Dentist and Physician symbiotically to better serve an exploding patient population. Not only are the numbers of affected people growing at an alarming rate, but the..."

Pat McBride interacting with patient At our upcoming April 2016 course, Pat will make 2 presentations:
  • The Evaluation - What are we looking for?
  • Insurance & Forms

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.
 Why do I call this a Continuum?
Because it is a   series of fresh sleep medicine courses!  
The Metz Center structures the continuum for learning and interest
- not to "sell". Dentist Alum regularly return to our continuum because new cutting edge information is always being presented! 

You will meet a unique group of dentists and a core group of speakers considered to be the leaders in their area of sleep medicine. 
for the April 2016 Continuum.
View the NEW brochure with the Program of Events. 
Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome Represents a Distinct Entity from Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome
Lauren Tobias, MD; Christine Won, MD, MS
JDSM, Jan 2016, Vol. 3, No. 1

Controversy exists over whether the upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS) represents an entity whose pathophysiology and clinical characteristics are distinct from those of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). Many clinicians remain unconvinced of its clinical relevance as a unique disorder and instead believe it lies along the same spectrum as OSAS. We believe that ...

Join dentists from across our country and the world on
No CE credit issued  
Full Access to ATS Conference on Sunday, May 15th
(Normal Member and Non-member Fee)

A personal message from Dr. Metz:

   " Dentists are being welcomed as full ATS members, and I encourage you to join today.
   The program this year is the beginning for us.  The goal of the Dental Interest Group is to make new members welcome and understand the many benefits of membership.  The educational opportunities are world-class."

Chair: James E. Metz, DDS
Dental Sleep Medicine Interest Group
Member of Executive Committee of SRN Assembly of ATS
Treating Temporomandibular Disorders in Adolescents: a Randomized, Controlled, Sequential Comparison of Relaxation Training and Occlusal Appliance Therapy
Wahlund K, Nilsson IM, et al.; J Oral Facial Pain Headache. 2015 Winter;29(1):41-50
The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of occlusal appliance therapy (OA) and therapist-guided relaxation training (RT) on temporomandibular disorder (TMD)pain in adolescents and to explore whether additional therapy administered in a crossover sequential design improves treatment outcomes. What do you think?
Professionals interested in learning about cutting edge and novel approaches to dental sleep medicine gathered in beautiful Keystone Colorado in February.  Dr. Frank Seaman and Dr. James Metz lead two days of hands-on course work and lectures addressing The Art of Breathing and HRPO. 
Keystone_ CO Dr Metz _ Dr. Seaman
High marks were given by those in attendance for course content, the speaker's knowledge on the subject, learning skills applicable to a current practice and Drs Metz & Seaman's willingness to answer questions.
Dr. Metz in discussion Dr Seaman presenting
"Great course! So many take home items for practical application for patient care."

Breakfast with a view_
"We always need more time to address these incredibly important topics!"

"Please offer future courses that will continue to provide updates & new research."
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.

  An Official American Thoracic Society Statement:  The Importance of Healthy Sleep: Recommendations and Future Priorities
Read more
Tinnitus and its Relationship with Muscle Tenderness in Patients with Headache and Facial Pain
Read more

Oral Appliance Therapy: Challenges, Solutions, and a Suggested Decision Tree
Read more

Clinical Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Snoring with Oral Appliance Therapy
Read more

Three-dimensional Evaluation of Upper Airway in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome during Oral Appliance Therapy
Read more

Oral Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients with Temporomandibular Disorders
Read more

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
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Dr. Metz in First for Women magazine
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Metz Center for Sleep Dentistry
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