American Sleep and Breathing Academy

Sleep and Wellness Annual Conference, the hour is getting late!

April 15-16, Scottsdale, AZ. It is time to register for the most engaging sleep meeting of the year. In under 30 days the American Sleep and Breathing Academy ‘ASBA’ will host its sixth annual Sleep & Wellness conference; each meeting larger than the year prior.

The ASBA is the first inclusive sleep academy, meaning we want all of our members to be certified by us as competent providers and practicing in the medical model. The Academy is home to the most

Dr. Erin Elliott
Dr. Erin Elliott

successful dentists practicing sleep in the country. At our annual conference you will have an opportunity to hear from industry powerhouses such as Erin Elliott, the current ASBA President, who was not even on the sleep radar four years ago, however in a short time, has become one of the most recognizable Dentists in the industry.

The conference will feature Dr. Rod Willey, the single most successful dentist in the industry, who still holds the national record
America’s most successful Sleep Apnea Dentist

for billing 106 cases in a single month; the head of a 3.5 million dollar a year, stand alone, sleep practice. Rod is going to give you a step by step cook book for success. Congressman Marty Russo who will be speaking on how oral appliance reimbursement is increasing with the U.S Government while C-PAP reimbursement has been decreased by another 25%. More importantly, he will be discussing what this means for the industry. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet David Gergen, who is putting dentists with NFL greats around the country for treatment of OSA. Just last month, Gergen’s public awareness event, in Phoenix, AZ, was attended by over 3000 people to learn about treatment of OSA. The office made over 260 appointments. In addition to these VIP guests that you’re able to learn from, chronic care management opportunities will be presented by Dr. Miller. All this is only available to members of the ASBA.

David Gergen Larry Fitzgerald Roy Green II
David Gergen CDT, Larry Fitzgerald and Roy Green of the Arizona Cardinals organization







Dr. Kent Smith who, at one time, paid $180,000 a year on radio marketing ads to generate 20 patients a month. Kent’s new is to use chronic care, and an integrated system with medical specialists in his area, to generate over 30 appliances a month. This frees up time and resources to allow Kent to take lavish vacations to Italy and enjoy more time with his family while the practice continues to grow. Kent will share his valuable insights on the success of a dental practice at the ASBA meeting.

While all this may seem overwhelming for any greenhorn in the industry, fortunately the annual meeting has something for you as well. There will be staff training for intro to sleep, medical billing, and one on one time with doctors for intro to sleep. Doctors who, just three years ago, were in your shoes and are now making an honest and rewarding living with ASBA training.

Dr. Kevin Mueller will teach you how to restore a sleep case, how to take a proper sleep bite and, through restorative dentistry, eliminate the need for oral appliances. His revolutionary process and successful outcomes have made Kevin one of the top sleep doctors in the world. This is a rare opportunity for you to learn from a true expert in the industry. His 30 years of experience personally trained by Robert Rickets and Ed Spiegel puts Kevin a whole other league.

What makes the ASBA different?

The ASBA is truly the cream of the crop when it comes to Sleep Apnea Training.  Our 700+ ASBA members are all being walked thru the process step by step to ensure they are ALL seeing a large number of oral appliance patients per month. How do we ensure this happens? The ASBA has study clubs that meet every other month. This helps to ensure that our members are learning from the most successful sleep dentists in the country. To be a mentor at one of these study clubs, you must have, at least, a 1.5 million dollar per year sleep practice. Having the opportunity to learn from these mentors at these study clubs helps to maximize your success.

Chronic Care Management: what is it? 

For a dentist, it’s an opportunity to bring something to the physicians where they can have residual income and a built in mechanism for oral appliance therapy.

ASBA Diplomat status

As a member, you have an opportunity for diplomacy with the ASBA. The credentialing doctors are Paul Van Walleghem, Professor Peter Chase of the University Pacific, and Professor Kevin Mueller of Midwestern University.

“Truth is, there are not enough competent providers of Dental Sleep Medicine in this country, and the ASBA is correcting that problem. The ASBA is an academy for the most experienced sleep doctors as well as the greenhorns in the industry” – Paul Van Walleghem DDS, FAGD, DABDSM, DASBA

More information regarding criteria and testing can be found HERE 

Book your rooms for the annual meeting as soon as possible to lock in the $184 rate. The date is fast approaching and rooms are going quickly. They will double in price in the next few weeks. Links to book your room as well as to the ASBA website are:

ASBA site:

Registration Members $395 non Members $895 :



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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