Crazy Otto's Backs Pro Player Health Alliance and Koala Centers for Sleep Disorders on "Tackling Sleep Apnea"

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Crazy Otto's in Glendale promotes Pro Player Health Alliance and Koala Centers For Sleep Disorders' cause to get as many people treated for Sleep Apnea across the country as possible. Information on the upcoming "Tackle Sleep Apnea" event which will feature the likes of Larry Fitzgerald and many other NFL greats.

David Gergen PPHA Carlos SerranoCrazy Otto's Mark Walczak Pro Player Health Alliance

David Gergen, President of PPHA, with Carlos Serrano of Crazy Otto's and Mark Walczak

David Gergen, President of Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA), and Mark Walczak, Arizona Cardinals alumni, have been long time customers of Crazy Otto's in Phoenix and eat breakfast there regularly. Returning the favor is Carlos Serrano, GM of Crazy Otto's who has taken it upon himself to promote the upcoming event on National Sleep Awareness Day in Phoenix. His support for the PPHA and it's mission to "Tackle Sleep Apnea" is fueled by his passion to get individuals treated to improve their quality of life and his loyalty to the NFL players that come in to eat in his restaurant

Many players have been loyal and outspoken advocates of spreading awareness of the deadly disorder across the country on PPHA’s “Tackle Sleep Apnea” campaign. Joined with David Gergen, they have been on a mission to “Tackle Sleep Apnea” nationally. Statistically, over 60% of the NFL and former NFL are suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Who better to have screened and treated?

This event will be sponsored by Dr. Gary Core who is now officially the newest owner of a phenomenal Koala Center For Sleep Disorders. This free event will be focusing on spreading awareness of the deadly disease and ways to seek treatment through NFL greats. Register today and come learn how Sleep Apnea is affecting you or a loved one while meeting current and former NFL stars!

Event Details

Date: April 18, 2013.
Time: 7:00pm (open to public and press)
Location: Sheraton Crescent Hotel, 2620 W. Dunlap Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85021

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.
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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. 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.

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