Long Island Dental Sleep Medicine Experts Continue to Work with Retired NFL Players to Treat Sleep Apnea with Pro Player Health Alliance and HOPE Program Screenings

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Dr. Rein and Dr. Seltzer of Long Island Dental Sleep Medicine have become increasingly popular among NFL greats. In addition, Living Heart Foundation recently included them in their HOPE Program screenings.

Dr. Jeffrey Rein and Dr. Neal Seltzer At The Super Bowl Symposium HOPE Program Screening

Dr. Jeffrey Rein and Dr. Neal Seltzer At The Super Bowl Symposium HOPE Program Screening

Recently, Dr. Rein and Dr. Seltzer oversaw the sleep apnea portions of the overall screenings for the HOPE Program launched by the Living Heart Foundation. Between the screening in New York and the screening in New Jersey, over 25 retired players attended. Since joining the "Tackling Sleep Apnea" campaign, together they have had five retired NFL sleep patients and are continuing to treat more.

Dr. Rein and Dr. Seltzer who are both backed with Diplomat status in the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and over twenty years of clinical experience in oral appliance therapy, have found themselves among the most qualified dental sleep medicine experts in the New York area. What has pushed them to the top, though, has been their involvement with Pro Player Health Alliance and partnering with NFL greats.

After treating local legends and Super Bowl champions Bart Oates and OJ Anderson for sleep apnea with an oral appliance, they have solidified their reputation. Partnering with Pro Player Health Alliance has opened the door to working with Living Heart Foundation, founded by Dr. Archie Roberts.

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. One of his proudest achievements is receiving The National Leadership award for Arizona Small Businessman of the Year in 2004.

About Dr. Rein

Dr. Jeffrey S. Rein received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Loyola University School of Dentistry in 1982. Dr. Rein also continued his academic affiliations and served on the faculty at New York University College of Dentistry in both the Katherine S. Milbank Special Patient Care Clinic and the Department of Oral Medicine. He has served as a distinguished committee member in the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. As a member, he actively worked to develop Insurance Reimbursement Guidelines and contributes to manuals used by dental professionals across the nation. With 20 years of clinical experience in Oral Appliance therapy, his expertise has enabled him to help hundreds of patients over the years.

About Dr. Seltzer

Dr. Neal Seltzer received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1982. He is one of the first dentists in the NYC area to treat patients with obstructive sleep apnea & snoring with oral appliances. He has served as a consultant for several area hospital based sleep centers and dozens of private sleep centers over the past 20 years. Utilizing state of the art technology and experience, he is dedicated to helping patients breathe better at night and improve their overall quality of sleep.

About Pro Player Health Alliance

The Pro Player 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 who suffer from sleep apnea treated. The PPHA was created by David Gergen, President of Gergen’s Orthodontic Lab and Former NFL legends.

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