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June 2016 Issue                                                         The Metz Center for Sleep Dentistry
Dr. James E. Metz
"I invite you to join our Step Up to Sleep Dentistry Continuum in October 2016 and learn from this diverse group of elite speakers - leaders in their field!" 
Thomas Viola, RPh,CCP
Pharmacology and its Impact on the Airway
Topic One:  Vitamin D and Sleep 
Topic Two: The Abnormal Microbiome,  Pantothenic Acid Deficiency and the Autonomic Nervous System  

Learn more about Dr. Gominak. 

Topic: Somatic Syndromes and Sleep Disordered Breathing

Roger Price, BS, PharmD,  
Respiratory Physiologist 
Topic: Sleep Disorders, Stress and Dysfunctional Breathing, the Link Often Missed by the Sleep Study industry
The goal of the medical professions is to enable conditions for healing.  Dentistry has traditionally been focused on the "fix."  Today, we must move from "diagnose and treat" to "predict and preempt".
How do we move forward? 
The answer is by embracing strong collection of data for the procedures we ask patients to accept - focusing on evidence.  At the continuum, speakers will summarize the current state of dental sleep medicine and emphasize the need for collaboration with physicians and others within medicine.

Registration is now OPEN for the October 21st & 22nd session of the Step Up to Introductory and Advanced Sleep Dentistry.
Contact Angie at 614-252-4444 or via email  
On behalf of Dr. James E. Metz and The Metz Sleep Center, I regularly review literature for pertinent information pertaining to sleep-disordered breathing. As relevant information is found, we like to share it with you!
Sincerely,   Dr. Mickey Harrison

Impact of Sleep-Disordered Breathing on Long-Term Outcomes in Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome Who Have Undergone Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
Toru Mazaki, MD; Takatoshi Kasai, MD, PhD; Hiroyoshi Yokoi, MD; Shoichi Kuramitsu, MD; Kyohei Yamaji, MD, PhD; Takashi Morinaga, MD; Hisaki Masuda, MD; Shinichi Shirai, MD; Kenji Ando, MD
J Am Heart Assoc. 2016;5:e003270 doi: 10.1161/JAHA.116.003270 

Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) has been recognized as an important risk factor for cardiovascular diseases; however, the impact of SDB on long-term outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndrome has not been fully evaluated. We performed overnight cardiorespiratory monitoring of 241 patients with acute coronary syndrome who were successfully treated with
AADSM logo The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine celebrated its 25th Anniversary Conference in Denver, Colorado, on June 9-11, 2016 with one of its biggest conventions to date.  "Meet the Professors" sessions were sold out! 
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Dr. Metz was warmly welcomed at this annual meeting. He scheduled time to attend several of the top notch presentations. "I was thrilled with Dr. Atul Malhotra's concise description of cardiac implications."   Dr. Metz values the vast resource of expertise found within the AADSM.  He is hopeful that a relationship between these experts and members of the American Thoracic Society will build a strong foundation of excellence in the field of sleep medicine.
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Dr. Metz previously served on the AADSM board of directors, course development committee, public relations committee, and was the Chair for the Introductory Course of Dental Sleep Medicine in addition to being the Co-Chair for the Annual meeting 2014.
Headache Attributed to Masticatory Myofascial Pain
Porporatti AL, Stuginski-Barbosa J, et al.
J Oral Facial Pain Headache. 2015 Fall;29(4):323-30

The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of two management strategies used for the management of TMD on headache intensity and frequency. The patients were divided into two groups: group 1 received only...
Fewer than 10 percent of the nation's dentists incorporate advanced sleep dentistry into their general practices.
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

Dentists and their staff play a vital role in the team approach to the screening and treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea - a condition that affects as many as 100 million Americans and their families. The implications of untreated sleep apnea and even very mild inspiratory airflow limitation during sleep are of public health concern. 

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.

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Dentists Welcome at American Thoracic Society's Conference 2016.
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ATS, renowned professional society of pulmonologists, has reached out to dentists to explore how sleep breathing therapy can be enhanced by working together.
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  An Official American Thoracic Society Statement:  The Importance of Healthy Sleep: Recommendations and Future Priorities
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The effect of sex and age on the comorbidity burden of OSA: an observational analysis from a large nationwide US health claims database.
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Novel Porous Oral Patches for Patients with Mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Mouth Breathing
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Determinants of Objective Compliance During Oral Appliance Therapy in Patients With Sleep-Related Disordered Breathing: A Prospective Clinical Trial
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Dentists Welcome at American Thoracic Society's Conference 2016
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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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Oral Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients with Temporomandibular Disorders
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Combination Therapy TMD/OSA
a case study by Dr. James Metz
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Metz Center for Sleep Dentistry
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