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Sleep And Wellness 2016 Your Pass to Success in Sleep Medicine

David Gergen CDT, Eric Dickerson, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovitch
David Gergen CDT, Eric Dickerson, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovitch

Are you coming to Sleep and Wellness Conference 2016 ?

We’ve just added one more great reason to join us in Scottsdale Arizona for the finest meeting of Dental Sleep Medicine clinicians in the United States: David Gergen CDT

Are you seeking the inspiration and information to move your sleep apnea therapy practice over the 20 appliances per month mark?

Rod Willey DDS will inspire you to build your own million-dollar sleep apnea dental practice from our keynote stage.

Looking for that next big step that could multiply your business?

He’ll share ways to break through the dental sleep apnea barriers that are holding you back. He’ll challenge you to think bigger and bolder in 2016–to aim high and achieve your next-level breakthrough.

Dr Willey is only one of four exciting keynotes that are included with two day admission.

Click here to see the complete list of speakers at the Sleep and Wellness 2016 conference

Here are five reasons you should consider attending along with some comments from Dr. Elliott Alpher, who has been there every year since it started:

#1: Meet face-to-face and be inspired by, Clinicians and Care team members you’ve come to admire online. Imagine meeting David Gergen and other DSM superstars like Dr. Erin Elliott President of the ASBA, Dr. Kent Smith from Dental Sleep Masters, Congressman Marty Russo, Mack Newton Exercise and Life Guru, Alan Hickey, Randy Clare, Dr. Jay Wright, Glenine Varga, Dr. Stacey Layman–and many, many more.

Roy Green, David Gergen CDT, Mark Walczak, Dr Kevin Mueller

#2 Meet Retired NFL Greats who have made sleep apnea therapy a focus. NFL greats like Marcus Allen, Eric Dickerson have been working with Roy Green to elevate sleep apnea as a chronic condition affecting NFL Players and the Public alike. Retired Players will be attending some of the Meetings to share their inspirational stories

David Gergen CDT, Larry Fitzgerald, Roy Green

David says, “The thing I love about this conference is that there’s such a focus on networking. The speakers enjoy just hanging out, meeting with people, having lunch, having dinner with people. The networking opportunities are unparalleled.

#3: Take in highly valuable, pitch-free content–our trademark at American Sleep and Breathing Academy. You’ll discover amazing ideas that’ll transform your practice so you can help your patients live healthier and happier lives you will build better professional relationships in your community and online. The best part of this kind of face-to-face collegial education is that since every region is represented you can learn from a colleague who has personal experience overcoming the barrier you have identified.

Dr Rich MD

David says, “It’s probably the best concentration of content I have seen. And I come from a fortune 500 medical marketing environment, so I’m pretty picky about content and learning new things. I’ve been inspired and learned so much here.

#4: Network with 3,00 fellow dental clinicians in an environment like no other. This is the event where you’ll make priceless professional connections. It includes structured networking after keynotes and lunch.

Dr Elliott Alpher, Congressman Marty Russo, David Gergen

Dr. Alpher says, “The thing I like most of all is just connecting with so many people. So much of our educational experience is conducted privately it is great to come to the sleep and wellness meeting to study learn and network.

#5: Vacation in sunny Phoenix, Arizona. Sleep and Wellness 2016 starts Friday morning on April 15th and extends through Saturday, April 16th, 2016. The Diplomacy Exam takes place Sunday morning April 17th from 8AM to noon (good luck to all the candidates). Why not stay a few extra days and make a vacation out of your trip? The average weather in Phoenix, AZ at this time of year is 83 degrees Fahrenheit (28′ Celcius). Scottsdale also offers restaurants and nightlife.

Click here to check out things to do in Scottsdale with the family or on a romantic getaway

I look forward to seeing you at the meeting to register or for even more detailed information, Please click here

David Gergen
Executive Director ASBA

David Gergen CDT

David Gergen CDT

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 Executive Director of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy Dental Division, a national interdisciplinary academy dedicated to sleep training and education with over 60,000 members. David rolled out of bed on December 4, 1982 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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Sleep Training in Bogota, Colombia

In May, 2011 the first course in polysomnography in the city of Bogotá was presented. It was hosted by Sleepvirtual & Priority Health Education. The course gathered the participation of more than 50 attendees, which included doctors and technicians interested in the field of polysomnography. The course had more than 50 attendees, which included doctors and technicians interested in the field of polysomnography.

There was four days of intensive theoretical training starting with the Basic Priciples of Polysomnography, AASM New Scoring Guidelines, Patient Hook-up and Preparation, Digital Polysomnography, Positive Pressure Titration an O2 Therapy, among other points of interest. The program was delivered in spanish.

The four day polysomnography course was awarded 50 continuing education credits, 25 each by the AARC and the AAST. This unpresidented event marked the first time in Colombia’s history that a polysomography course was offered with the approval of this many education credits from American Associations.

In the opinion of the attendees, the course was one of the best offered to sleep professionals in Colombia and has sparked their interest to pursue more educational events geared toward the field of sleep medicine and technology.

“Very good and complete, the course is very well designed and deals with all of theissues from the simple to the complex and helps all the technicians.” – Dr Rafael Lobelo, Pulmonologist

“The course was excellent for deep content & well suited for activities that are performed daily. I hope to go deeper on most issues of polysomnography, thank you very much and I hope to participate again on the next course offered.” – Sandra Rocio Morales, Technical Coordinator in Polysomnography

“It was very good, I learned a lot, I would like to undertake some more practical sesions.” – Jeimy Carolina Gomez, Polysomnographt Technician

Ed Faria, MBA, Sleep virtual’s CEO presents the faculty: Felipe Lerida, CPSGT, Candace Anderson, CPSGT, and Joseph Anderson, RPSGT, RPFT, CRT-NPS, RCP, the Directorof Education for www.PriorityHealthEducation.com  

The organizers (from left to right): Laura Patino, Felipe Lerida, Paula Velasquez, Joseph Anderson, and Candace Anderson

Plans are currently underway to bring additional educaion throughout Latin America.

Alan Hickey

Alan Hickey

Publisher of Sleep Diagnosis and Therapy Journal the Official publication of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy, the Journal is a clinical and technical publication for dental and medical professionals.

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