David Gergen, Considered to Be America's Top Dental Technician and Pro Player Health Alliance Team Up with Dr. Bradley Eli And NFL Greats to "Tackle Sleep Apnea"

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Dr. Bradley Eli is sponsoring an event this month that will be hosted by David Gergen and Pro Player Health Alliance. In attendance will also be NFL greats to share their personal encounters with sleep apnea and how Pro Player Health Alliance improved the quality of their lives.

David Gergen, President of Gergen's Orthodontic Lab and Founder of PPHA sleep apnea

David Gergen, President of Gergen's Orthodontic Lab and Founder of PPHA

It’s a wonderful feeling to know that you are making a difference.

NFL legends, with David Gergen and Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA), are continuing their stride through the nation on their national “Tackle Sleep Apnea” campaign. After treating over 150 former/current NFL players, PPHA teaming up with the likes of Derek Kennard, Mike Haynes, Tony Dorsett, Warren Moon, Erik Dickerson, Marcus Allen, Roy Green, Dave Krieg, Mark Walczak, Larry Fitzgerald and Carl Eller to speak with fans who suffer with snoring and sleep apnea has quickly become an event worth talking about. Creating Pro Player Health Alliance has brought a new wave of awareness to the public by NFL greats sharing personal struggles, experiences and losses with sleep apnea. The next event will be sponsored by Dr. Bradley Eli, one of the country’s most experienced sleep specialist.

A majority of attendees report snoring, morning headaches, daytime fatigue, irritability, high blood pressure, hypertension and diabetes. Dr. Eli says, "Twenty years ago, snoring was considered a joke. Ten years ago, it was frustrating and irritating. Now there’s no question—it’s a disease, the tip of the iceberg, and a known risk factor for job-related accidents, stroke, and heart attack. It’s not a joke anymore." These are all serious health issues that are linked to sleep apnea.

While most sleep doctors specialize in one therapeutic approach, Dr. Eli has developed a sleep management system that puts the patient’s needs, rather than the doctor’s specialty, at the forefront. Dr. Eli and his patients discuss a variety of sleep treatment options to help assure each patient is matched to the most effective therapy.This initial approach combined with a quality management plan allows Dr. Eli to achieve a significantly higher rate of treatment compliance among his sleep patients, thereby reducing their risk of stroke, heart attack, and other sleep-related risks. He states, "I’m shocked at the number of people who accept poor sleep every night as normal. It doesn't have to be that way now; there’s no reason to walk around tired all the time."

Dr. Eli and Pro Player Health Alliance invites the public to invest in their own health and sleep by attending this hour long free event. Meet Roy Green, Mike Haynes, Mark Walczak and many more NFL greats to educate yourself on the deadly disease that is Sleep Apnea by registering for this event at http://pphasandiego.eventbrite.com/.

Event Details

Date: May 21, 2013
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Scripps Schaetzel Center, 9890 Genesse Ave La Jolla, CA

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. Bradley Eli

Dr. Eli earned a post-doctoral Master’s Degree at UCLA where he received advanced training in sleep disorders. He remains the only expert with this unique skill set in the San Diego region. Dr. Eli is on the hospital staff at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and UCSD. He is a member of numerous professional associations including the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. He holds multiple patents in the fields of both sleep and pain.

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.

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