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Dr. James Blank, D.D.S.

Founder

Dr. Blank operates on the leading edge of modern dentistry. He has long provided world-class dental care, working diligently to reduce complexity in dentistry, grow his knowledge, and refine his practice. Dr. Blank is also a small business owner of multiple industry-relevant companies and received special recognition by the Dayton Business Journal as one of 40 Top Business Leaders Under 40…

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Passionate about continued education, Dr. Blank has completed advanced training in sleep medicine, TMJ therapy, dental implant surgery and restoration, prosthodontics, occlusion, cosmetic dentistry, dental materials, and dental technology. He enjoys sharing his experience and insights and is faculty dentist and lecturer at The Metz Center for Sleep Apnea, as well as a national touring lecturer for study clubs and medical groups across the country, including the world’s leading dental practitioners and researchers at the prestigious American Academy of Restorative Dentistry.

Dr. Blank earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 2004, is a co-founder of the Columbus Interdisciplinary Dental Study Club and is an active member of American Thoracic Society, Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, International Team for Implantology, and the Sfumato Study Club.

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Dr. James Metz

Dr. James Metz, D.D.S.

BDG The Metz Center
Mentor to Dr. Blank

Dr. Amy E. Lahm

Dr. Amy E. Lahm, D.D.S.

BDG Powell

Dr. Taylor Eiford

Dr. Taylor Eiford, D.D.S.

BDG Springfield

Dr. Madison Wright

Dr. Madison Wright, D.D.S.

BDG Hilliard

Dr. James Metz, D.D.S.

Dr. James Metz is a 1973 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, while serving in the US Army he attained the rank of Major. Today, he maintains a restorative dental practice with an emphasis on dental sleep medicine and reconstructive dentistry, both of which are being utilized, along with the surgical orthodontics (Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Treatment). The goal of which is to address the major health issues of the today, Hypertension and Type II Diabetes, to help restore and maintain the health of the individual.

Dr Metz is member of the American Dental Association’s Scientific Investigation Committee Workgroup, which is defining the role of the Oral Appliance for the control of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, as well as, the Scientific Investigation Committee of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry for Sleep Dentistry for Sleep Dentistry. He has served on the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine board of directors, course development committee, public relations committee, chair for both the Introductory and Advanced Course of Dental Sleep Medicine, and vice-chair of the AADSM Annual Meeting in 2014. He is a board member of the Ohio Sleep Society. Metz is the founder and current chair for the Dental Interest Group of the American Thoracic Society. As a member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry and International Academy of Gnathology he has pursued excellence in the field of Restorative Dentistry. Dr. Metz is also a member of the American College of Dentists, American Dental Association, and served as president of the Muskingum Valley Dental Association.

Each year Dr Metz gives many graduate level, Continuing Education Courses and has been the Keynote speaker for many national meetings. He concentrates his efforts mainly in the United States and People’s Republic of China.

Dr Metz’s current research with Oral Appliance Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and Headache have lead to the completion of a 148 consecutive patient study, soon to be published through the Northwestern University School of Medicine. The outcomes, using his techniques, have compared favorably to CPAP therapy for mild, moderate, and even severe OSA patients. It has also produced and new method for the control of chronic headache.

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Dr. Amy E. Lahm, D.D.S.

Dr. Lahm has practiced in Chicago, Illinois, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Boulder, Colorado, and is now proud to call Powell home.

A former member of the Chicago Dental Society, Michigan Dental Society, and the Colorado Dental Society, she is currently a member of the American Dental Association. Dr. Lahm has actively participated in continuing dental education courses for the last 14 years, staying informed about industry changes, and further refining her practice.

Dr. Lahm earned both her Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology and her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Michigan and has practiced dentistry since 2002. In her free time, she enjoys running, traveling, hiking, and dabbling in the culinary arts but her favorite activity is raising her four children with her husband, Dr. Michael Lahm.

Practices at Blank Dental Group Powell.

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Dr. Taylor Eiford, D.D.S.

To Dr. Taylor Eiford, having great teamwork is an essential part of being a dentist, including with his patients. After graduating from Ohio State University, Dr. Eiford joined the Blank Dental Group to help change patients’ quality of life for the better and empower them to take part in their treatment plan. He wants to provide the absolute best in dental care, based on the newest information and technology available and stays up to date on industry advancements for the benefit of his patients, the practice, and for fun. As for fun outside the office, Dr. Eiford loves to travel around the world and meet different people from other cultures to gain a new perspective.

Dr. Eiford is an active member of the American Dental Association and the Ohio Dental Association.

“As dentists, we don’t want anyone to feel afraid or embarrassed—we’re here to help, not judge.”

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Dr. Madison Wright, D.D.S.

Dr. Wright wants every one of her patients to feel confident about their smile. Combining a love of science and drive to help others, Dr. Wright began her career in 2018 after attending dental school at Ohio State. She now brings her knowledge and focus on patient comprehensive health and comfort through communication to her work each day.Though Dr. Wright’s expertise is in general dentistry, she has a passion for helping younger patients establish good oral health habits and have great dental experiences early on. As a lifelong learner always looking to expand her skill set, Dr. Wright has taken course training in Botox and diode laser for periodontal treatment as well as Invisalign®. She is also an active member of the Ohio Dental Association, American Dental Association, Columbus Dental Society, and the American Academy of Facial Esthetics.

When she isn’t collaborating with team members to provide Blank Dental Group patients with the best care, Dr. Wright is either exploring new places, working on her serve in volleyball and tennis, or hanging out with her dog, Chuck.

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Dr. James Metz

Dr. James Metz, D.D.S.

BDG The Metz Center
Mentor to Dr. Blank

Dr. James Metz, D.D.S.

Dr. James Metz is a 1973 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, while serving in the US Army he attained the rank of Major. Today, he maintains a restorative dental practice with an emphasis on dental sleep medicine and reconstructive dentistry, both of which are being utilized, along with the surgical orthodontics (Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Treatment). The goal of which is to address the major health issues of the today, Hypertension and Type II Diabetes, to help restore and maintain the health of the individual.

Dr Metz is member of the American Dental Association’s Scientific Investigation Committee Workgroup, which is defining the role of the Oral Appliance for the control of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, as well as, the Scientific Investigation Committee of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry for Sleep Dentistry for Sleep Dentistry. He has served on the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine board of directors, course development committee, public relations committee, chair for both the Introductory and Advanced Course of Dental Sleep Medicine, and vice-chair of the AADSM Annual Meeting in 2014. He is a board member of the Ohio Sleep Society. Metz is the founder and current chair for the Dental Interest Group of the American Thoracic Society. As a member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry and International Academy of Gnathology he has pursued excellence in the field of Restorative Dentistry. Dr. Metz is also a member of the American College of Dentists, American Dental Association, and served as president of the Muskingum Valley Dental Association.

Each year Dr Metz gives many graduate level, Continuing Education Courses and has been the Keynote speaker for many national meetings. He concentrates his efforts mainly in the United States and People’s Republic of China.

Dr Metz’s current research with Oral Appliance Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and Headache have lead to the completion of a 148 consecutive patient study, soon to be published through the Northwestern University School of Medicine. The outcomes, using his techniques, have compared favorably to CPAP therapy for mild, moderate, and even severe OSA patients. It has also produced and new method for the control of chronic headache.

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Dr. Amy E. Lahm

Dr. Amy E. Lahm, D.D.S.

BDG Powell

Dr. Amy E. Lahm, D.D.S.

Dr. Lahm has practiced in Chicago, Illinois, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Boulder, Colorado, and is now proud to call Powell home.

A former member of the Chicago Dental Society, Michigan Dental Society, and the Colorado Dental Society, she is currently a member of the American Dental Association. Dr. Lahm has actively participated in continuing dental education courses for the last 14 years, staying informed about industry changes, and further refining her practice.

Dr. Lahm earned both her Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology and her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Michigan and has practiced dentistry since 2002. In her free time, she enjoys running, traveling, hiking, and dabbling in the culinary arts but her favorite activity is raising her four children with her husband, Dr. Michael Lahm.

Practices at Blank Dental Group Powell.

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Dr. Taylor Eiford

Dr. Taylor Eiford, D.D.S.

BDG Springfield

Dr. Taylor Eiford, D.D.S.

To Dr. Taylor Eiford, having great teamwork is an essential part of being a dentist, including with his patients. After graduating from Ohio State University, Dr. Eiford joined the Blank Dental Group to help change patients’ quality of life for the better and empower them to take part in their treatment plan. He wants to provide the absolute best in dental care, based on the newest information and technology available and stays up to date on industry advancements for the benefit of his patients, the practice, and for fun. As for fun outside the office, Dr. Eiford loves to travel around the world and meet different people from other cultures to gain a new perspective.

Dr. Eiford is an active member of the American Dental Association and the Ohio Dental Association.

“As dentists, we don’t want anyone to feel afraid or embarrassed—we’re here to help, not judge.”

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Dr. Madison Wright

Dr. Madison Wright, D.D.S.

BDG Hilliard

Dr. Madison Wright, D.D.S.

Dr. Wright wants every one of her patients to feel confident about their smile. Combining a love of science and drive to help others, Dr. Wright began her career in 2018 after attending dental school at Ohio State. She now brings her knowledge and focus on patient comprehensive health and comfort through communication to her work each day.

Though Dr. Wright’s expertise is in general dentistry, she has a passion for helping younger patients establish good oral health habits and have great dental experiences early on. As a lifelong learner always looking to expand her skill set, Dr. Wright has taken course training in Botox and diode laser for periodontal treatment as well as Invisalign®. She is also an active member of the Ohio Dental Association, American Dental Association, Columbus Dental Society, and the American Academy of Facial Esthetics.

When she isn’t collaborating with team members to provide Blank Dental Group patients with the best care, Dr. Wright is either exploring new places, working on her serve in volleyball and tennis, or hanging out with her dog, Chuck.

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