NFL Greats And Pro Player Health AllianceTeam Up With Koala Centers For Sleep Disorders To Spread Awareness Of Sleep Apnea On National Sleep Apnea Day, April 18th

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The Pro Player Health Alliance national campaign, "Tackle Sleep Apnea", has been spreading the awareness of sleep apnea and alternative treatment options to noncompliant CPAP patients across the country.

If I would have met Mr. Gergen four years ago, I feel I could have saved my brother's life

NFL players past and present are coming out in high numbers to show support for Pro Player Health Alliance'"Tackle Sleep Apnea" events. The last event in Scottsdale, Arizona brought out 25-30 NFL greats, with Tony Dorsett even flying into town. For this Phoenix event, attendees we will be seeing the likes of Larry Fitzgerlad, Roy Green, Seth Joyner, Derek Kennard, Alfonso Smith, Nick Lowery, Byron Evans, Ron Pritchard, J.D. Hill, Steve Holden, Dave Craig, Darryl Clack and Mark Walczak. Derek Kennard feels, "his brother would still be alive" if he had met Mr. Gergen four years ago. He also believes he wouldn't be standing here today if he hadn't met Mr. Gergen. Derek Kennard says, "David Gergen is saving lives around the counrty".

The Pro Player Health Alliance' national campaign has already treated over 100 former NFL players. Many players have been loyal and outspoken advocates of spreading awareness of the deadly disorder across the country. Joined with David Gergen, owner of Gergen's Orthodontic Lab and founder of the PPHA, they are on a mission to get as many former NFL players treated across the country as they can.

David Gergen asked Dr. Rod Willey to help with this campaign because of his background of having the largest dental Sleep Apnea practice in the United States, with periods of over 100 cases per month. As President of the Koala Centers For Sleep Disorders, he now offers dental sleep center franchises with refined techniques being used in multiple locations.

Dr. Gary Core, who is hosting the upcoming PPHA event on April 18, has purchased a phenomenal Koala Sleep Center from Rod Willey which is rolling into Phoenix. This will be the third Koala Center opening and there are two more Koala openings on the horizon. Also attending the event will be Dr. Tara Griffin who joins Dr. Core as a fellow owner of a Koala Sleep Center. Dr. Griffin has made the treatment of OSA the priority of her dental career and gives credit for much of her success to Dr. Willey and the Koala Sleep Centers. She hopes to pass Dr. Willey this year as top producer of oral dental Sleep Apnea devices. Register for this event today as spots are limited.

Event Details

Location: Sheraton Crescent Hotel 2620 West Dunlap Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85021
Date: April 18, 2013
Time: 7:00PM-8:30PM (MST)
Phone: 602.863.3411

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.

About Dr. Gary Core

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 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.

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