(PRWEB) March 10, 2013
This exclusive public awareness event is sponsored by the Pro Players Health Alliance for sufferers’ of SLEEP APNEA and how NFL players, both current and retired, are treating this national disease. “We are striving to make an awareness to the 18 million plus who are suffering from sleep apnea and do not know where to turn for help.” Said Dr. Core.
Snoring and interrupted sleep is more than an annoyance, it can be life threating. NFL players have experienced the loss of family members and team members due to untreated obstructive sleep apnea and are speaking out nationwide.
Keynote speaker for the evening is Dr. Rod Willey, DDS, D’ACSDD President of Koala Center for Sleep Disorders, a national franchise with proven systems, business plans, step-by-step training manuals and full staff training for sleep apnea. Dr. Willey will be tackling the complex conditions and treatment options involved in dealing with this debilitating disease. “Sleep apnea reduces life span 7-15 years. 90% who die in their sleep due to a heart attack, the root cause is sleep apnea. Without treatment, statistics reveal staggering facts: there is a two and a half times greater risk of stroke and 60% higher risk of cancer. We cannot be on our game when we are feeling tired and weak due to a lack of sleep. Thousands are untreated and it’s past time to bring this awareness to the forefront. It is for this purpose that Koala Centers exist. Our Centers are unconditionally dedicated to providing complete staff and doctor training, continued education and all aspects of treating patients and running a business to its fullest potential.” Says Dr. Willey
For more information about PPHA or the “Tackle Sleep Apnea” campaign, visit http://proplayerhealthalliance.com.
About Pro Player Health Alliance
The Pro Players 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 treated who suffer from sleep apnea. The PPHA was created by David Gergen, President of Gergen’s Orthodontic Lab and Former NFL legends.
For more on the PPHA, visit: http://www.proplayerhealthalliance.com
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. David rolled out of bed on September 12, 1981 and had his career “ah ha” moment. He knew he was going to be an orthodontic technician and he knew he was going to help people all over the country to help treat their sleep disorders in partnership with their dentists. He has worked for some of the pioneers in the orthodontic and sleep dentistry fields. He was the personal technician for the likes of Dr. Robert Ricketts, Dr. Ronald Roth, Dr. A. Paul Serrano, Dr. Clark Jones, Dr. Harold Gelb, Dr. Joseph R. Cohen, Dr. Rodney Willey, Dr. Allan Bernstein, and Dr. Thien Pham. One of his proudest achievements is receiving The National Leadership award for Arizona Small Businessman of the Year in 2004.
For more on David Gergen and Gergen’s Orthodontic Lab, visit: http://www.gergensortho.com
About Dr. Gary Core
Dr. Core graduated with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1979. Dr. Core decided to pursue the study of Obstructive Sleep Disorder when he realized that adults and children suffer from this Life Threatening Disease. Dr. Core has been treating Sleep Apnea, TMJ and Orthodontics along with General Dentistry since opening his practice in Phoenix, AZ in 1983. Dr. Core has joined with other passionate professionals to make a difference and educate the public. Dr. Core has been actively involved with Sleep and TMJ Therapy for over 20 years and has amassed over 1000 hours of education. Dr. Core did a one year residency in the study of TMJ with the world renowned Dr.Terry Tanaka at the University Hospital in San Diego. Dr. Core is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Sleep and Breathing, American Academy of Sleep, American Academy of Orofacial Pain, American Dental Association, Central Arizona Dental Society, and American Headache Society.
About Dr. Rod Willey
Dr. Willey graduated with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1985. His career path has taken him from studying functional orthodontics including Pediatric Guided Growth Development at the United States Dental Institute, a five year course for the general dentist, to Neuromuscular Occlusion from the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, to treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea with Oral Appliance Therapy. All of these areas of dentistry deal significantly with the neuromuscular positioning of the lower jaw and have proven to be a natural progression in his studies. He has been awarded recognition in the field of TMD Developmental Diagnosis, Neuromuscular Coronoplasty and Mastering Neuromuscular Occlusion. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Academies of Sleep Medicine, Dental Sleep Medicine, and a Diplomate of the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Dentistry.
If you or someone you love struggles with sleep disorders, this event is for you. The personal, live testimonials of the NFL Greats are powerful enough to convince the heaviest snorers of Arizona to get the help they need!