NFL Superstars Julio Jones And Roy Green Benefit Players' Health In Atlanta Screening With Pro Player Health Alliance And Dr. Bill Williams

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Two superstar NFL wide receivers team up to benefit player health at Emory St. Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta, GA July 23, 2016 with Dr. Bill Williams of Suwanee Dental as the sleep apnea expert.

Julio Jones, Dr. Bill Williams, Roddy White

Julio Jones, Dr. Bill Williams, Roddy White

Dr. Williams is a great guy and a great doctor. I’ve heard endless compliments from many of the players, whether it be his expertise or just the great time they had hanging out with him outside of the event.

Arizona Cardinals legend Roy Green is probably best known for his speed that made him the first NFL player to post 4.2 time in the 40 yard dash. It wasn’t only his speed that earned him the respect of his peers, especially defensive backs, across the league though. His routes and anticipation of opponents’ movements made him one of the most elite receivers the NFL has ever known. The two time NFL MVP runner up and Cardinals Hall of Famer played for 12 seasons, retiring in 1992.

Fast forward to 2016. Roy Green still holds records for the NFL that few have even come close to touching, one of which is the record for most games in a season with 160+ receiving yards (5). Julio Jones with the Falcons is in second place with (4) in 2015. Now the two players, one a legend through time and one a current superstar, are on the same team promoting player health. Over fifty former players arrived at the screening Saturday, 7/23/16 in Atlanta at the Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital. The event that was planned by Pro Player Health Alliance, Living Heart Foundation and the NFLPA saw coverage from FOX and ESPN. Julio Jones, Roy Green and Roddy White were only a few of the health advocates who dedicated their time.

The hospital and local doctors committed to referring over 40 oral appliance therapy candidates per month to Dr. Williams of Suwanee Dental, who oversaw the dental sleep medicine portion of the screening with Pro Player Health Alliance. David Gergen, CEO of Pro Player Health Alliance said, “Dr. Williams is a great guy and a great doctor. I’ve heard endless compliments from many of the players, whether it be his expertise or just the great time they had hanging out with him outside of the event.”

Gergen also said Dr. Williams goes all the way back to the Ed Speigal and Rickettes training days. To learn more about how to become involved with the Pro Player Health Alliance, call David Gergen at 602-478-9713. If you are a potential sleep apnea patient, please call Dr. Bill Williams office, Suwanee Dental, at 770-614-7300.


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. Since launching in April 2012, over 160 players have been treated through PPHA's "Tackle Sleep Apnea" campaign. Also, the PPHA is dedicated to integrating education and raising sleep apnea awareness, in a fun and memorable way. In addition to the campaign, PPHA is dedicated to testing and getting people who suffer from sleep apnea treated.


Dr. Williams is a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry and a Master of the International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics as well as the team dentist for the Gwinnett Gladiators for 11 years. Check on some before and after photos of Atlanta Extreme Makeover patients and Deserving Diva Smile Makeover Winners here.
Dr. Williams is the dental director for Kenya Medical Outreach Dental missions with annual mission trips to Kenya from 2001-2011. Check out his 2005 and 2009 Honduras Dental Mission and 2008 Tanzania Mission pages.

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