Founder of Pro Player Health Alliance and Owner of Gergen’s Orthodontic Lab, Announces Inaugural Meeting for American Academy of Sleep and Breathing

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Continuing to spread awareness of the deadly disorder, sleep apnea.

American Academy of Sleep and Breathing

I couldn’t be any more privileged to be a part of the ASBA.

David Gergen, founder of The Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA) and owner of Gergen’s Orthodontic Lab was specifically selected as receiving Diplomat status to the American Academy of Sleep and Breathing (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. 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.

“I am thrilled to see the momentum that we are making to help spread awareness of sleep apnea on a national level with these fantastic NFL greats!” said Gergen. “Spreading awareness at these events and screenings and through radio and television has been wonderful. I couldn’t be any more privileged to be a part of the ASBA.”

The doctors that will be included in the seminar speaking will be Dr. Elliott Alpher, Dr. Steve Carstensen, Dr. Richard Drake, Dr. Brad Eli, Dr. Rudi Ferrate, Dr. Tara Griffin, Dr. Wayne Halstrom, Dr. Rod Willey and Joy Moeller, RDH.

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
Phone number: 480.948.5000

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

  •     2 day lectures (sack lunch included)
  •     14 CE’s
  •     1 year membership with Academy
  •     Exhibit booth and cocktail reception Saturday, May 25th
  •     Staff members will cost an additional $200 and we encourage you to have them attend as well.
  •     If interested in golf on Sunday this will be an additional cost for you and your staff. Please let us know when you register.

For more information about PPHA or the “Tackle Sleep Apnea” campaign, visit

For more information about Gergen’s Orthodontic Lab, visit:

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 founded by David Gergen, President of Gergen’s Orthodontic Lab 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 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.

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