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

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Dr. Metz and his staff believe that patient care should be comprehensive, courteous, and responsive to the individual needs and preference of each patient. So Dr. Metz hires only the most personable, motivated, friendly, experienced, educated, reliable and dependable professionals. Then, he commits to helping his team, your dental care providers, attend all area annual dental meetings and other hands-on courses to stay the very best they can be for you.


James E. Metz, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine

Dr. James E. Metz is a 40-year veteran in general, restorative and sleep dentistry. He teaches, speaks and writes extensively on temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and is a board member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. A graduate of The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, he later served as Clinical Professor in the OSU Department of Restorative Dentistry, Clinical Instructor in the Advanced General Dentistry Program at Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry, and serves as an Affiliate with The Ohio State University Medical Center Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program.

One of 160 members of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, Dr. Metz has long focused his practice on complex reconstructions, advanced continuing education, and presenting programs and lectures worldwide on restorative dentistry and TMJ. Through practical knowledge gained from years of TMJ practice, and with advances in dental/medical research, the connection between sleep-disordered breathing and TMJ was established. When it became evident that TMJ is part of a sleep-disordered breathing continuum, his practice evolved to include treatment of OSA. Today, 40% of his practice is devoted to patients with sleep-disordered breathing, which also allows for more complete treatment of his restorative patients’ dentistry. Dr. Metz’s mission is to educate and treat patients early in the continuum, hopefully avoiding the development of systemic diseases that are comorbid with OSA.

Mickey Harrison, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Dr. Mickey Harrison is a 13-year practitioner in general dentistry. A graduate of Northwestern University and The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, Dr. Harrison provides a full range of services, including prosthodontics, preventive care, and operative dentistry.

Always taking a “whole person” approach to patient care, he found himself particularly attuned to the links between oral conditions and systemic pathologies. Several years ago, he heard Dr. Metz speak at a study club, and felt he would blend well with Dr. Metz’s mission to help TMJ and OSA patients. An ongoing dialogue was sparked, culminating in his joining The Metz Center in 2013.


Angie Rock

Business Manager
Course & Education Coordinator

Angie has been the hub of The Metz Center for the past nine years. She has 17 years experience in the dental field, in consultancy, management, marketing, event planning and clinical work.


Steven Gable

Head Dental Assistant/Marketing

Steven has worn various hats at the Metz Center over the past 8 years, from the laboratory to assisting Dr. Metz with dental procedures and maintain our technical equipment.


Jeff Curry

Lab Technician

Jeff brought to The Metz Center 38 years of experience fabricating ceramics, crowns and bridges.


Megan Bacome


Megan is a Registered Dental Hygienist who has provided over 12,000 prophylactic, periodontal and screening services in her ten years with The Metz Center. She speaks regularly to visiting staff in continuing education sessions.


Todd Bacome

Lab Manager

Todd Bacome trains staff and has maintained the schedule and fabricated over 3,000 oral appliances over his six year tenure.


Chris Takacs 

Lab Technician

Chris not only makes custom appliances but also provides international training in oral appliance fabrication.


Jacob Erb 

Lab Technician

Jacob is an artist with a background in plastics fabrication. He joins the Metz Center largely as a result of our growth in external appliance orders.