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Sleep Apnea Treatment Becoming More Popular in New York After Long Island Dental Sleep Medicine Begins Treatment on OJ Anderson, Giants Super Bowl Champion

Long Island, New York (PRWEB) November 15, 2013

After teaming up with Pro Player Health Alliance, Long Island Dental Sleep Medicine has begun a wave of change that continues to gain more and more momentum with each patient including NFL Hall of Fame nominee and Super Bowl Champion Giants RB OJ Anderson. OJ Anderson was excited to get in to the office of Dr. Seltzer and Dr. Rein as they took his impressions to have an oral appliance known as the Acrylic Sleep Herbst fabricated by Gergen's Orthodontic Lab.

David Gergen says, "Dr. Rein and Dr. Seltzer are two of the finest dentists I know; I only refer the players I work with to the best doctors in the country. After this event, I want Dr. Rein and Dr. Seltzer to be known as the doctors who treat NFL greats. They will do a great job... at the Super Bowl Symposium this year."

This year's Super Bowl Symposium will be kick-started at the upcoming sleep apnea awareness event in Long Island December 5, 2013. Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA) will be working with the Living Heart Foundation (LHF) and Long Island Dental Sleep Medicine to screen players and host a free public educational event that same evening. Before the event, players will be screened and data will be collected for the (LHF) NFL HOPE Program study, founded by Dr. Archie Roberts. The likes of Bart Oates, OJ Anderson, Derek Kennard, Roy Green and several more players will be at the event.

Event Details

Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Date: December 5, 2013
Location: Long Island Mariott
101 James Doolittle Blvd.,
Uniondale, NY 11553

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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 Dr. Rein

Dr. Jeffrey S. Rein received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Loyola University School of Dentistry in 1982. Dr. Rein also continued his academic affiliations and served on the faculty at New York University College of Dentistry in both the Katherine S. Milbank Special Patient Care Clinic and the Department of Oral Medicine. He has served as a distinguished committee member in the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. As a member, he actively worked to develop Insurance Reimbursement Guidelines and contributes to manuals used by dental professionals across the nation. With 20 years of clinical experience in Oral Appliance therapy, his expertise has enabled him to help hundreds of patients over the years.

About Dr. Seltzer

Dr. Neal Seltzer received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1982. He is one of the first dentists in the NYC area to treat patients with obstructive sleep apnea & snoring with oral appliances. He has served as a consultant for several area hospital based sleep centers and dozens of private sleep centers over the past 20 years. Utilizing state of the art technology and experience, he is dedicated to helping patients breathe better at night and improve their overall quality of sleep.

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.

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