James E. Metz, D.D.S. 1271 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43205
Providing Solutions to Complex Dental Problems

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Welcome To Our Practice
  Let me be the first to welcome you and congratulate you on your interest in the benefits of a healthy and beautiful smile. This web site has been specifically designed to familiarize you with the field of restorative and cosmetic dentistry and the exclusive, world-class services we provide here at our office.

We care for people individually with compassion. State of the art medicine is what patients deserve and receive. Treatment for a sleep condition or headache can change the course of a persons life to a much more healthy path. Weight loss, improvement of memory, greater energy levels, easing of stress on the body (especially the heart), possibly lower blood sugar levels, and increased quality of life are all outcomes a patient normally experience.

Call 614-252-4444 to begin your road to recovery. We are in network for OSU medical insurance.

Founded by James Metz, DDS, The METZ Center for Sleep Apnea Provides patients with a healthy alternative to treatment devices like the CPAP. Dr. Metz is a Diplomate with the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and has successfully treated thousands of patients with sleep apnea utilizing The Metz Appliance as an alternative or complement to CPAP.

If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and are having difficulty utilizing the CPAP, the METZ Center can help. Our staff is specially trained in working with sleep apnea patients. In addition, we have the skill and technology to design a product that fits right and causes the least amount of discomfort and inconvenience.

I Want Your Referrals and Will Work Hard to Deserve Them.

Why have other dentists chosen to refer their difficult patients?

  1. I understand that these are your patients.
  2. I will only do the treatment that you request.
  3. Your patients will return happy from the encounter.
  4. Small procedures are welcomed.
  5. I enjoy working collaboratively and specific problem consults are welcome.
  6. Patients like me and I am not happy until they are happy.
  7. Experience dealing with difficult procedures and “getting it done.”
  8. Treatment options are thoroughly reviewed prior to treatment.
  9. All restorations are fabricated on-site by one of the three laboratory techs.
  10. I have the experience to restore old implant systems.
  11. I am committed to giving your patients superlative care.
  12. I will handle the complaining patient and do my upmost to satisfy.
  13. My office atmosphere is friendly, warm, and inviting.
  14. My staff is very caring toward your patients.
  15. I am a general dentist who understands your situation.
  16. I have experience with procedures that slow down your office production.
  17. I have a great reputation for restorative dentistry.
  18. I was honored with referrals of 132 different medical/dental offices last year.
  19. Organizations and positions held (past and present):

    American Academy of Restorative Dentistry
    Diplomate American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine
    Board of Directors, Am. Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
    European Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, full member
    Affiliate Director of the OSU Medical Center Sleep Fellowship Program
    International Academy of Gnathology
    American College of Dentists
    American Dental Association
    Ohio State College of Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry
    Case School of Dental Medicine, AGD Program
    40 years of practice experience (military, rural, downtown, and urban)

State of the Art Dentistry demands that the Airway be protected!

Reconstructive dentistry must include the airway?
Reconstructive dentistry generally refers to any restorative dentistry procedure that involves replacing or repairing broken or missing teeth, bones, or tissue. True enough, but if the airway is not considered the result will less than ideal treatment. It has been shown that most patients who required complex restorative care damaged their dentition because of a compromised airway. If the airway is not treated….the beautiful new reconstruction is doomed to failure.

Full mouth reconstruction
THE BITE! Oh, how important it is to properly position the mandible in space. Once the jaw is properly aligned, relieving some of the pain caused by the TMJ syndrome then cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures (porcelain veneers, dental crowns, bridgework, dental implants, and onlays) are completed. The result is an attractive, pain-free new smile. Wait! Something else is required…Airway protection. Airway Protection will prevent much of the damage to this beautiful new smile we, as dentists, assumed was just going to happen. The bonus is that the residual pain from TMD will be alleviated in most every case.

Severe Dental Problems
Dental problems are not always just related to proper dental care. Medical issues can mask themselves as dental problems. Each year I evaluate more than 500 referred patients for complex issues. The issues include diffuse pain, severely deformed occlusions, difficult and demanding personalities, medically compromised patients, broken implants, deteriorating long-span fixed restorations, and “head scratchers”. The practice is focused around the treatment of this patient group.

TMJ/TMD Syndrome
I have more than a 35-year history of successfully treating the TMJ/TMD patient. Our success rate is more than 90%, utilizing traditional splints. However, many of these patients have a compromised airway in addition to their pain problem. Actually, the pain is secondary to the airway problem. We will screen your patient for airway deficiencies. Resolving the airway has increased our success rate for the patient with head pain issues. Another factor is cost. Compared to most comprehensive TMD/TMJ treatment plans, you will find that our fees are very reasonable. We are in-network for OSU insurance (NGS) for Obstructive Sleep Apnea appliances and the only in-network provider for TMJ/TMD care.

“Nice Matters and so do you and your patients”

The Metz Appliance is a mandibular repositioning oral appliance used to treat snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea.
Download the Metz Appliance FDA Reference Manual

Dr. Metz was rated the #1 General Dentist in the Columbus area. Click here to read our press release to our patients.

Why choose us? Simple: Dr. Metz provides years of accumulated knowledge and experience in the treatment of head, neck and shoulder pain. He has been using oral appliances to treat obstructive sleep apnea, headaches, and TMJ/TMD for over 30 years. His minimally invasive treatment for headaches and sleep apnea has allowed numerous patients to resume a normal life. The appliance used for sleep apnea gives hope to patients that have failed CPAP therapy. As a Diplomat of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, Dr. Metz provides unparalleled treatment experience. Whether you are looking for Obstructive Sleep Apnea help or Complex Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Metz and his staff welcome you.

Click on a topic below and watch as Dr. Metz discusses common issues related
to snoring and obstructive sleep apnea:

"Fight or Flight"
Children & ADHD
Sleep Apnea Screening
Weight and Sleep
Family Health

We now are happy to announce we accept Care Credit. Please call our office for more information or if you have questions.

 Course Schedule

Spring Step Up Continuum Course
April 6 & 7, 2018

Featuring Dr. Atul Malhorta

Earn up to 15 hours of
continuing education

The Metz Center for Sleep
1271 E Broad St
Columbus OH 43205

Fee per person $985.00

April 2019 Course
April 5 & April 6, 2019

Featuring Patrick McKeown, MB, MA, Dip BM, FBPI

The Metz Center for Sleep
1271 E Broad St
Columbus OH 43205

Maximum attendance: 30 persons
Fee per person: $1250


The April Step Up Continuum results are in!

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About ATS

The roots of the American Thoracic Society reach back to 1905, when a small group of physicians decided that the best way to improve care for tuberculosis patients was to share their experiences and discoveries. Today, the ATS has grown into an international society with more than 15,000 members. In this introductory section, you will find information about the people and programs that make the ATS the world's leading medical association dedicated to advancing our clinical and scientific understanding of pulmonary diseases, critical illnesses and sleep-related breathing disorders.

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