Recently, Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA) reached out to Super Bowl Champion OJ Anderson in a continuation of their national “Tackle Sleep Apnea” campaign to get as many players treated for the condition as possible. After taking a trip to the office of Dr. Rein and Dr. Seltzer at Long Island Dental Sleep Medicine, he was able to have a simple dental device known as the Sleep Herbst made for him by Gergen’s Orthodontic Lab. OJ Anderson has mentioned he is excited to share the news of his treatment to his former teammates in the league.
David Gergen, President of Pro Player Health Alliance, says, “Since launching the campaign, we have helped get over 160 former players treated and spread the word to more than 1,000 people in the general public throughout the nation.” Each player has rallied behind Pro Player Health Alliance after their treatment using the phrase, “Getting treated for sleep apnea has changed my life” as the most common way to describe the experience.
Pro Player Health Alliance will be working with theLiving Heart Foundation (LHF) and Long Island Dental Sleep Medicine to screen players, where players will go through a series of stations and data will be collected for the LHF NFL HOPE Program study, founded by Dr. Archie Roberts.
To learn more about Dr. Rein and Dr. Seltzer, visit http://www.longislandsmile.com/.
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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. 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 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. 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 who suffer from sleep apnea treated. The PPHA was created by David Gergen, President of Gergen’s Orthodontic Lab and Former NFL legends.