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Columbus, OH 43205
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The Metz Center for Sleep Dentistry presents
A Ten Year Anniversary Consensus
Shaping the future of sleep medicine - together!

For 10 years, James E. Metz, DDS, has been the driving force behind a continuum of dynamic sleep dentistry educational opportunities with the goal to bring Dentistry and Medicine together to treat the overwhelming number of individuals that suffer from sleep disorders.

Dr. Metz’ efforts have culminated in the coordination of this rare opportunity to learn from world renown doctors whose depth of knowledge and experience is beyond exceptional. It has taken a decade to cultivate the resources to bring together these four professionals from every discipline of sleep medicine – and YOU are invited to participate and contribute in shaping the future of sleep medicine - side by side with them!

Where was sleep medicine a decade ago?

Where are we now in 2017?

And most importantly, Where shall the future of
effective sleep medicine go?

Now is the time to come together, dentists and physicians, to build the road on which our professions shall travel to bring the best possible treatment to our patients! Join us for this amazing and powerful event and become part of the solution!

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Friday, October 20, 2017
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday, October 21, 2017 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Embassy Suites
Columbus, Ohio
Airport - 614-536-0500

Earn up to 15 hours of
continuing education credit.


Featured Guest Speakers:


David Gozal, MD, MBA is a pediatric pulmonologist in Chicago, Illinois; affiliated with University of Chicago Medical Center. He is a leading expert in the treatment of pediatric sleep disorders, the developmental neurobiology of respiratory control, and sleep-disordered breathing. He is known as a pioneer in the study of childhood sleep problems, and the relationships between sleep disorders and neurobehavioral, cardiovascular, and metabolic disease. Dr. Gozal studies mechanisms that mediate defense responses; mechanisms that lead to complications from low oxygen levels and disrupted sleep; and long-term health and developmental consequences of chronic sleep and breathing problems during childhood. He is currently associate editor of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine and deputy editor of the journals Sleep and Frontiers in Neurology. An American Thoracic Society member since 1991, Dr. Gozal is the current president of the ATS.


Gilles Lavigne, DMD, PhD, FRCD(c) of the Center for Advanced Research in Sleep Medicine in Montreal, Québec, Canada. Dr. Lavigne combines the worlds of academia and sleep research, clinical practice and treatment of patients, and education of predoctoral students. Dr. Lavigne is internationally recognized for his experimental and clinical research projects on sleep bruxism and the interactions between sleep, pain, and breathing disorders. He currently conducts studies on 1) the influence of opioids on sleep airway function, and 2) sleep and pain interactions in brain injury patients. Research interests include neurophysiology of sleep and pain, as well as specific disorders like sleep apnea, and periodic leg movements during sleep.


Stanley Yung-Chuan Liu, MD, DDS is the Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center. He has expertise in orthognathic surgery, facial bone contouring, and repair of complex primary and secondary facial trauma. Dr. Liu lectures extensively on sleep apnea surgery. His active areas of research include dynamic airway examination in sleep apnea, virtual surgical planning in facial skeletal surgery, and neuromodulation of the head and neck.

Our Goal: Helping Dentistry and Medicine grow together,
creating the best possible outcome for our patients!
Your Host:
  Dr. James Metz is a 1973 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. He maintains a restorative dental practice with an emphasis on dental sleep medicine & reconstructive dentistry, along with surgical orthodontics (Wilckodontics - Periodontically Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics [procedure]): The goal of which is to address the major health issues of today, Hypertension & Type II Diabetes, to help restore & maintain the health of the individual.

Dr. Metz is the affiliate director of The Ohio State University Medical Center Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program. He is a member of the ADA’s Scientific Investigation Committee Workgroup, defining the role of the Oral Appliance for the control of OSA & the Scientific Investigation Committee of the AARD for Sleep Dentistry. He has served on the AADSM board of directors, course development committee, public relations committee, chair for the Introductory & Advanced Course of Dental Sleep Medicine, and vice-chair of the 2014 AADSM Annual Meeting. He is the founder & current chair for the Dental Interest Group of the American Thoracic Society.
Faculty Staff:    
  Dr. James Blank has been a dentist in private practice since 2005, focusing on comprehensive dentistry. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Dentistry & completed his hospital residency at Medical University of Ohio. He has completed advanced training in sleep medicine and TMJ therapy, dental implant surgery and restoration, prosthodontics, occlusion, cosmetic dentistry, dental materials, and dental technology. A faculty dentist & lecturer for The Metz Center for Sleep Apnea, Dr. Blank shares his experience and insights
  Dr. Brian Vence maintains a private practice in West Dundee, Illinois with a special interest in comprehensive esthetic and restorative dentistry. He received his dental degree in 1985 from the University of Illinois School of Dentistry at the Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Vence founded the Chicago Academy of Interdisciplinary Dentofacial Therapy in 1992, a study club designed to define and promote excellence in dentistry.
    Dr. Nelson Diers received his MSD and certification in Orthodontics from the Indiana University graduate school of Orthodontics. He is an associate clinical professor at Indiana University, in the graduate Orthodontics department. Dr. Diers participates in numerous study clubs, and the American Association of Dental Sleep Medicine.
    Pat McBride, BA, RDA, CCSH is a Sleep Clinician/Education Specialist for Physicians & Dentists in the Field of Dental Sleep Medicine. She is dedicated to developing opportunities within the dental sleep medicine field globally by developing multi-disciplinary protocols for clinicians to seamlessly interface with the medical/dental community, educational institutions, & research facilities. Her Dental Sleep Medicine Consulting & Practice Management model designs
    Dr. Mickey Harrison
Dr. Gene Williamson
Dr. Frank Seaman
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The Metz Center for
Sleep Dentistry presents:

A Ten Year Anniversary Consensus

Friday, October 20, 2017 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm and
Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Embassy Suites - Airport
Columbus, Ohio

Always New, Always Fresh and Always Cutting Edge!

Questions? or call 614.252.4444.
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