Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) December 31, 2014
In a response to noticing overwhelming numbers of former NFL players needing to be treated for sleep apnea, David Gergen, President of Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA), set out to raise awareness of the sleeping disorder and create a network of doctors and players who would come together to battle against it. What began as NFL greats Roy Green, Derek Kennard, Mike Haynes and Mr. Gergen doing what they could for other players, is now a full team "Tackling Sleep Apnea" across the country including: The Living Heart Foundation HOPE Program sponsored by the NFLPA, American Sleep and Breathing Academy Dental Division and RemZzzs CPAP Mask Liners.
In addition, Eric Dickerson, Carl Eller, Larry Fitzgerald Jr., Warren Moon, Marcus Allen, Dave Krieg, Nesby Glasgow, OJ Anderson, Bart Oats, Carl Eller, Lincoln Kennedy, Ed “Too Tall” Jones, Isiah Robertson, Chuck Foreman, Nick Lowery, Preston Pearson and Mark Walczak, have all also teamed up with PPHA. Together they have appeared on countless television shows, news stories and radio pieces all over the country including a recent showing on PBS, reaching out to over an estimated hundred thousand individuals.
While the awareness campaigns have proven to be successful in reaching out to sleep apnea sufferers, they have also shown to increase patient flow for doctors who are in the Pro Player Health Alliance network. Gergen continues to be involved in the dental sleep community as the Executive Director of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy Dental Division as well, offering education to those dentists in the PPHA network that serves as an essential part to a practitioner’s longevity in the field. Any dentists looking to join this network and possibly treat NFL greats from the NFLPA chapters near them can contact David Gergen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Pro Player Health Alliance
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 treated who suffer from sleep apnea. This has been stepped up by working though The Living Heart Foundation and its HOPE program sponsored by the NFLPA. The PPHA was created David Gergen, President of Gergen’s Orthodontic Laboratories and Former NFL legends.
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 Executive Director of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy Dental Division, a national interdisciplinary academy dedicated to sleep training and education with over 60,000 members. David rolled out of bed on December 4, 1982 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.