Meet Dr. Metz

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John J. Metz, DMD, MS

Dr. John Metz is a certified orthodontist. An orthodontist is a specialist, who after graduating from dental school, completes additional full-time university-based education in an accredited orthodontic residency program supervised by orthodontic experts. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Indiana University and his Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Florida. After graduating from dental school, Dr. Metz received his orthodontic training at the University of Florida. He also completed a Master of Science degree in Dental Sciences with a concentration in Orthodontics. He is committed to a lifetime of learning and attends continuing education courses on a monthly basis.

American Dental Association
Florida Dental Association
West Coast District Dental Association
Southern Association Of Orthodontics
Florida Association Of Orthodontics
West Pasco Dental Association
2017 Invisalign Elite Provider Badge
2017 Invisalign Elite Provider Badge Elite Providers have treated at least 300 cases total and have treated at least 50 cases every 6 months


Executive Board for the West Pasco Dental Association

Throughout his career and education, Dr. Metz has been consistently selected by peers and faculty to serve in leadership roles. Ongoing involvement in these organizations assures Dr. Metz is in tune with trends and new techniques in the practice of orthodontics.

  • Executive Board Member of the Florida Association of Orthodontists, serving as President in 2023‑2024 and Immediate Past President 2024-2025.
  • Faculty member at University of Florida, providing instruction on the multi-loop technique – a complex and non-surgical method for treating patients that would normally require surgical realignment of their jaws.
  • Chair of the combined Committee on Annual Meeting Planning for the Southern Association of Orthodontists and Southwestern Society of Orthodontists.
  • Served as the Southern Association of Orthodontists’ representative on the AAO's Council on Orthodontic Healthcare from 2016 to 2022.
  • Participated in the Southern Association of Orthodontist’s Leadership Development Program in 2011.
  • Member of the West Pasco Dental Association and served as the organization’s President from 2014‑2015.
  • Served as Chief Resident of the graduate program in 2008-2009 at the University of Florida. Dr. Metz is proud to support the schools and educational activities of his patients.

Meet Dr. Metz's Family

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While at Metz Orthodontics, you may see some of Dr. Metz’s family. His father Jack works in practice development, and Dr. Metz’s sister Amy leads marketing activities and fun patient experiences. Whenever he is not creating beautiful smiles, Dr. Metz enjoys spending time with his wife Melissa and daughters Grace and Lillian. Together they enjoy the outdoors, listening to music and spending time with family and friends. They are parishioners at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church.