NFL Legends Teaming Up with Long Island Dental Sleep Medicine and Pro Player Health Alliance to Improve Player Health

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A line up of NFL Hall of Fame and All-Pro players will be partnering with Long Island Dental Sleep Medicine and Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA) to get their former teammates on board improving player health and spreading the word to the public in Long Island New York.

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7-Time All Pro Nick Lowery with David Gergen

A line up of NFL Hall of Fame and All-Pro players will be partnering with Long Island Dental Sleep Medicine and Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA) to get their former teammates on board improving player health and spreading the word to the public in Long Island, New York. With a combined event of screening former players for overall health and a free public awareness event to top off the night, PPHA expects December 5, 2013 to be the biggest event of the year. Dr. Seltzer and Dr. Rein, considered to be two of the most experienced dentists in the New York area, will be the first east coast dentists to participate in a HOPE Program screening and are now becoming the go-to guys for former NFL players in the region.

David Gergen, President of Pro Player Health Alliance 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 at the Super Bowl Symposium this year."

The PPHA events are perfect for individuals who want to learn more about sleep apnea, alternative treatment options to CPAP such as the oral appliance known as the Sleep Herbst and to hear genuine stories from American heroes who have experienced the same complications. Where else would you go to meet NFL greats and learn about sleep apnea from experts in the industry for free? As a fun twist, Pro Player Health Alliance holds a free raffle for registered attendees that include prizes signed by the players.

Event Details

Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Date: December 5, 2013
Location: Long Island Mariott
101 James Doolittle Blvd.,
Uniondale, NY 11553

To learn more about Dr. Rein and Dr. Seltzer, visit http://www.longislandsmile.com/.
Follow them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/proplayerhealthalliance.

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 breathe 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.

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