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March 2016 Issue                                                         The Metz Center for Sleep Dentistry

Expand Your horizon, Your practice and learn how
referrals are made!

Dr. James E. Metz "The fact is that physicians need dentists to do what we do, because they cannot adequately fit or maintain oral appliances.  Dentistry needs medicine to monitor the health and medications of the patient. The two professions working together is very powerful.
Chair, Dental Sleep Medicine Interest Group
Member of Executive Committee of SRN Assembly of ATS
Join dentists from across our country and the world on
Sunday, May 15, 2016 at the
ATS Assembly on Sleep & Respiratory Neurobiology
program for dentists and interested parties!

Registration Fee:
Special one-day rate of only $150
No CE credit issued
This one-day special rate includes:
  • Full Access to ATS Conference on Sunday, May 15th
  • All offerings for the main Sunday Program
  • Access to the 6:30 pm ATS Interest Group Meeting on Dental Sleep Medicine which includes hors d'oeuvres and social time (no additional fee)
Please note: You do not have to join the ATS to obtain this special one-day rate.
Easiest way to Register - Call 866-635-3582 or 508-743-8518 from (Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm EDT).)  Use the code "DENTAL" to get the reduced price for Sunday. 
To register online, visit

"I encourage dentists who are involved with sleep medicine to attend the interest group and to not miss the opportunity to show
'physicians we really do care and are serious about our role.'...The Dental Interest Group is the only true interaction with medicine at the highest level offered today. We have the attention of more than 17,000 chest physicians in the United States and more than 30,000 worldwide," says Metz. "A dentist working with this group will...
Our April Step to Introductory & Advanced Sleep Dentistry Continuum set a new attendance record of 120 attendees!
Learn more about who was present.

Angie Rock, Dr James Metz &Megan Bacome
Dr. Brian Vence  (center)

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"The continuum is great. 
It has helped me move forward to implementation."

"I am a First Time attendee and this has been a  
great confidence builder."

"I appreciated the openness of the presenters and staff to talk & share. Very comfortable experience.  
Dr Metz & Dr David White
Dr Gravino's Staff and Chris Takacs
Dr. James Blank
Jeremy Haskell of Maxtec and Amy Antollic of PatientSafety
"Dr. White left an impression (upon me) that the overall idea is to improve the patient's well being."
"Chris Takacs & Angie Rock broke it down to the point where I could understand and explain this to a patient with more confidence." 


We invite you to attend the next Step Up Continuum on October 21 & 22, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. 
The main reported reasons for discontinuation of oral appliance therapy for sleep-related disordered breathing (SDB) are the presence of self-perceived adverse effects and self-appreciated lack of efficacy. However, these conclusions rely only on subjective compliance data. The purpose of this study was to determine which parameters are correlated with objectively measured data on...
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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.
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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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Personalized Therapy for Sleep Apnea: An Interview with Dr. David White
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The Pathogenesis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Advances in the Past 100 Years
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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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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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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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