David Gergen, Founder of Pro Player Health Alliance and Gergen's Orthodontic Lab, Prepares for Inaugural Meeting of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy

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David Gergen is heading up the inaugural meeting for the American Sleep and Breathing Academy being held in Scottsdale, AZ May 24-25. Gergen' Orthodontic Lab, along with Allstate Medical, will be Gold Sponsorship Members.

David Gergen, President of Gergen's Orthodontic Lab

David Gergen, President of Gergen's Orthodontic Lab

I believe by spreading awareness of sleep disorders we can save lives.

David Gergen, founder of Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA) and owner of Gergen's Orthodontic Lab was specifically selected as receiving Diplomat status to the American Sleep and Breathing Academy (ASBA). The Dental Division of the ASBA is proud to announce its inaugural meeting on Sleep Medicine and Oral Appliance Therapy for dentists to learn about the imperative addition of oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea treatment to their practice. The ASBA has over 16,000 medical members and 60,000 members with the association. The Academy has commissioned Gergen to build the Dental Division of this prestigious academy.

The ASBA has over 16,000 medical members and 60,000 members with the association. The Academy has commissioned Gergen, to build the Dental Division of this prestigious Academy. Due to Gergen’s credentials and medical knowledge as well as community involvement to spread awareness of sleep apnea on his national “Tackling Sleep Apnea” campaign, he is granted the unique opportunity to be grandfathered into the Academy with Diplomat status.

The attendees of the ASBA’s upcoming two-day seminar will learn the latest industry knowledge by some of the top medical professionals, network with colleagues, and enjoy the opportunity to golf with some of the NFL Legends that are supporting Gergen and his Tackling Sleep Apnea campaign.

Pro Player Health Alliance along with Gergen’s Orthodontic Lab and Allstate Medical are Gold Sponsorship Members for the Inaugural Meeting being held in Scottsdale, AZ May 24th and 25th. Allstate Medical is partnering with Pro Player Health Alliance, Gergen’s Orthodontic Lab and dentists across the country in a quest to provide solutions to anyone that has sleep apnea. Branded with light purple acrylic and purple containers, Gergen’s Orthodontic Lab created a new appliance with that will provide top of the line treatment for people with sleep apnea called the Snap Fit Telescopic Herbst Appliance.

The Snap Fit Telescopic Herbst Appliance is a hybrid appliance of the Acrylic Herbst Appliance. The biggest difference between the two is the retention and added clasping with no adjusting. The Adams clasp is a custom fit clasp that should only be bent by a trained orthodontic technician. This appliance has eight Adams Clasps and no adjusting is ever needed because of this clasping system. The snap fit also has a dual thick wire mesh integrated into the acrylic and added lingual frame work. The added features allow for a 3-year warranty, the longest on the market. This appliance has been proven to be effective on chronic snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea sufferers.

Seminar Specifics:

Date: May 24th to 25th
Time: 8:00am to 5:00pm on May 24th and 8:00am to 4:30pm on May 25th
Location: The Scottsdale Plaza Resort at 7200 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

The cost of the event is $1495 and includes the following:

  •      2 day lectures (sack lunch included)
  •      1 year membership with Academy

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. 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 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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