Our Team

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

James Metz, DDS, Diplomat of the ABDSM is a 1973 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Dr. Metz maintains a general dental practice in Columbus, Ohio, with an emphasis on dental sleep medicine and restorative dentistry, holding membership in the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry. He is the affiliate director of The Ohio State University Medical Center Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program. He has 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. Metz is a reviewer for the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry and member of the Scientific Review Committee, American Academy of Restorative Dentistry. He is also the current Chair of the American Thoracic Society (ATS) Interest Group on Dental Sleep Medicine and a member of the Executive Committee the Sleep, Respiratory, and Neurobiology (SRN) Assembly of the ATS. American Dental Association has appointed Dr Metz to the Oral Appliances in the Management of Sleep-related Breathing Disorders workgroup, Council on Scientific Affairs.

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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 10 years. She has 18 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 10 years, from the laboratory to assisting Dr. Metz with dental procedures and maintain our technical equipment.


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 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.

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