Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) May 11, 2013
David Gergen, founder of Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA) and owner of Gergen’s Orthodontic Lab, was specifically selected as receiving Diplomat status to the American Sleep and Breathing Academy (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.
Pro Player Health Alliance along with Gergen’s Orthodontic Lab and Allstate Medical, CEO of Allstate Medical, are Gold Sponsorship Members for the Inaugural Meeting being held in Scottsdale, AZ May 24th and 25th. Allstate Medical Is partnering with Pro Player Health Alliance, Gergen’s Orthodontic Lab and dentists across the country in a quest to provide solutions to anyone that has sleep apnea. Branded with light purple acrylic and purple containers, Gergen’s Orthodontic Lab created a new appliance with that will provide top of the line treatment for people with sleep apnea.
The Snap Fit Telescopic Herbst Appliance is a hybrid appliance of the Acrylic Herbst Appliance. The biggest difference between the two is the retention and added clasping with no adjusting. The Adams clasp is a custom fit clasp that should only be bent by a trained orthodontic technician. This appliance has eight Adams Clasps and no adjusting is ever needed because of this clasping system. The snap fit also has a dual thick wire mesh integrated into the acrylic and added lingual frame work. The added features allow for a 3 year warranty, the longest on the market. This appliance has been proven to be effective on chronic snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea sufferers.
This appliance allows patients to move laterally and vertically without disengaging the appliance from teeth. It can be fabricated from hard acrylic, which we recommend, or thermo active and soft/hard materials to retain teeth via friction grip or clasps. The Herbst Sleep Appliance is a mandibular re-positioner that has been in use many years for orthodontic and TMJ therapy prior to its modification for treatment of sleep disordered breathing. The greatest advantage of the Snap Fit Telescopic Herbst appliance is that it allows for very quick, easy and accurate mandibular protrusive adjustability.
The Snap Fit Telescopic Herbst is an excellent appliance that is cost effective, high patient compliance and allows in office correction in minimal chair time. Gergen’s Orthodontic Lab makes more of this appliance than any lab in the United States. The Snap Fit Telescopic Herbst appliance has a PDAC number and works in the Medicare model.
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
The cost of the event is $1495 and includes the following:
- 2 day lectures (sack lunch included)
- 1 year membership with Academy
About Pro Player Health Alliance
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.
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. 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.