Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) June 19, 2013
Once looked up to for their ability to perform athletically at the highest level on the planet, former NFL greats are continuing to gain momentum on offense against multiple health complications naturally acquired by the human body. David Gergen, President of Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA), was the master mind behind the revolutionary idea of teaming up with America's role models and top doctors/dentists to save lives all over North America. Also President of Gergen's Orthodontic Lab and appointed executive director of the dental division in the American Sleep and Breathing Academy, Mr. Gergen and his partners have started to take over and lead the way for health support to former professional athletes and provide awareness to the general public.
David took a bold risk in creating the "Tackle Sleep Apnea" campaign, but doesn't fail to mention what a success it has been. He says, "Creating Pro Player Health Alliance, to put it simply, is saving lives through the Tackle Sleep Apnea campaign. It was a risk I took, but it has paid off and more since we launched in 2012." The goal of the events and national campaign is to generate as much awareness about sleep apnea and encourage attendees to get tested and diagnosed.
In addition to organizing free public events with the top NFL stars of all time, Gergen's Orthodontic Lab sponsors the campaign and provides free oral appliances to qualified attendees. Announced in 2012, Gergen's Orthodontic Lab is one of two labs in America that can bill medicare for their oral appliances, known as the Herbst Appliance, used to treat sleep apnea.
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. One of his proudest achievements is receiving The National Leadership award for Arizona Small Businessman of the Year in 2004.
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.