Long Island, NY (PRWEB) November 12, 2013
This year's Super Bowl Symposium will be kick-started at the upcoming sleep apnea awareness event in Long Island December 5, 2013. Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA) will be working with the Living Heart Foundation (LHF) and Long Island Dental Sleep Medicine to screen players and host a free public educational event that same evening. Before the event, players will be screened and data will be collected for the (LHF) NFL HOPE Program study, founded by Dr. Archie Roberts.
Dr. Roberts has dedicated much of his time towards the retired NFL players, in an attempt to create a much greater “Sleep Apnea Awareness” with great focus to address this vulnerable population. The players group has been most responsive, as they take note of the effects that are facing each of them personally.
Also, Pro Player Health Alliance has been on a hard campaign to reach out to American Legion Posts in the Long Island area. For Veteran's Day, they showed gratitude by attending the first annual Valley Stream Veteran's Day event helped organized by American Legion Post 854's very own Jay Hunter. Mr. Hunter invited PPHA out to what was a successful event and hopes to get not only individuals who wore a helmet for football, but those who wore a helmet serving the U.S. treated for sleep apnea as well. Jay says he expects a large showing from post 854.
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.