Long Island, New York (PRWEB) November 08, 2013
Dr. Neal Seltzer and Dr. Jeffrey Rein of Long Island Dental Sleep Medicine will be the first east coast dentists to work with the NFL HOPE program at the Super Bowl Symposium. They are set to launch at the free public awareness event on December 5, 2013 in Long Island. This will also be the first public awareness event that will be meant to screen former NFL players for sleep apnea. Pro Player Health Alliance expects to have over thirty former players there to be treated with hundreds of people from the gerneral public in the audience to learn about sleep apnea.
The HOPE (Heart, Obesity, Prevention & Education) Program for former National Football League (NFL) athletes was established in 2013 as a comprehensive obesity research initiative designed to promote healthy lifestyles and weight-management among former professional football players. Pro Player Health Alliance has been the means for treatment for over 160 NFL greats partnering with Living Heart Foundation.
David Gergen says, "Dr. Rein and Dr. Seltzer are two of the finest dentists I know; I only refer the players I work with to the best doctors in the country. After this event, I want Dr. Rein and Dr. Seltzer to be known as the doctors who treat NFL greats. They will do a great job in New Jersey at the Super Bowl Symposium this year."
O.J. Anderson, in addition to Derek Kennard, will be the second Super Bowl Champion attending the event. Dr. Seltzer and Dr. Rein, due to their many years of experience and practicing in New York, have been trusted by O.J. Anderson to screen/treat him for his sleep apnea prior to the event.
For more information about the event, email Skylar Faulkner at sfaulkner(at)pphaonline(dot)com.
Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Date: December 5, 2013
Location: Long Island Mariott
101 James Doolittle Blvd.,
Uniondale, NY 11553
About David Gergen
David Gergen, CDT and President of Pro Player Health Alliance, has been a nationally respected dental lab technician for over 25 years. He received the award for “The Finest Orthodontic Technician in the Country” given by Columbus Dental in 1986. He also has been appointed chair of the dental wing of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy a national interdisciplinary academy dedicated to sleep training and education with over 60,000 members. He has worked for some of the pioneers in the orthodontic and sleep dentistry fields. One of his proudest achievements is receiving The National Leadership award for Arizona Small Businessman of the Year in 2004.
About Dr. Rein
Dr. Jeffrey S. Rein received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Loyola University School of Dentistry in 1982. Dr. Rein also continued his academic affiliations and served on the faculty at New York University College of Dentistry in both the Katherine S. Milbank Special Patient Care Clinic and the Department of Oral Medicine. He has served as a distinguished committee member in the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. As a member, he actively worked to develop Insurance Reimbursement Guidelines and contributes to manuals used by dental professionals across the nation. With 20 years of clinical experience in Oral Appliance therapy, his expertise has enabled him to help hundreds of patients over the years.
About Dr. Seltzer
Dr. Neal Seltzer received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1982. He is one of the first dentists in the NYC area to treat patients with obstructive sleep apnea & snoring with oral appliances. He has served as a consultant for several area hospital based sleep centers and dozens of private sleep centers over the past 20 years. Utilizing state of the art technology and experience, he is dedicated to helping patients breath better at night and improve their overall quality of sleep.
About Pro Player Health Alliance
The Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA) is an organization dedicated to helping former NFL players, through providing testing and treatment options for those who suffer from sleep apnea. In addition, the PPHA is dedicated to integrating education and raising sleep apnea awareness, in a fun and memorable way. In addition to the campaign, the PPHA is dedicated to testing and getting people who suffer from sleep apnea treated. The PPHA was created by David Gergen, President of Gergen’s Orthodontic Lab and Former NFL legends.