Pro Player Health Alliance Announces Next Sleep Apnea Awareness Event in Phoenix, AZ on April 18th with NFL Greats

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

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David Gergen, President of Pro Player Health Alliance

I am incredibly grateful to have yet another opportunity to work with the PPHA, David Gergen, and the NFL Greats!

David Gergen, President and Founder of The Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA) has a long history of working with some of the dental greats. He has taken that knowledge and ran with it never slowing down. Gergen is now involved with legendary NFL Greats and growing sleep apnea awareness throughout communities by taking these players to the general public on the national campaign called “Tackling Sleep Apnea.”

The next “Tackling Sleep Apnea” event will be held in Phoenix, AZ at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel on April 18th hosted by Dr. Gary Core. This will be Dr. Core’s second time hosting an event. Dr. Core found an outpouring of support from the public at the previous event with so many wanting to meet the players and eventually seek treatment for themselves and/or a loved one. This naturally led to growth in the amount of dental sleep patients in Dr. Core’s practice. Dr. Core recently purchased a phenomenal practice from Rod Willey, The Koala Center which is rolling into Phoenix, AZ.

“I am incredibly grateful to have yet another opportunity to work with the PPHA, David Gergen, and the NFL Greats!” said Dr. Core.

Some of the NFL players that will be participating in this awareness event are Derek Kennard, Roy Green, Mark Walczak and many others! Statistically, over 60% of the NFL and former NFL are suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Who better to speak and share personal stories to the public?

In addition, Dr. Tara Griffin who owns another Koala Center in Bloomington, IL and who is on the Board of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy will be at the event. Rod Willey will also be involved in helping with the event as well.

“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.”

Event specifics will follow in the upcoming weeks.

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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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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