Dr. Elliott Alpher Presents before the American Academy of Sleep and Breathing

Dr. Elliott Alpher Presents before the American Academy of Sleep and Breathing


June 10, 2013

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Washington, D. C. — Dr. Elliott Alpher, one of the District’s most experienced specialists for sleep and jaw disorders, and Dr. Oliver Roberson, a highly respected D.C. atlas orthogonist, presented a two-hour paper on, “Cervical-Atlas Relationship to Sleep Disordered Breathing” at the Inaugural Meeting of the Dental Division of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy on May 25, 2013 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The event was sponsored David Gergen, executive director of The American Sleep and Breathing Academy and president of the Pro Players Health Alliance, two related organizations committed to increasing awareness and education of sleep apnea especially in retired NFL players.

The presentation explores the relationship between posture, neck and spine injuries, growth issues and sleep and breathing disorders sighting several case studies of patients with critical conditions and how they were treated and cured.

“Our audience was truly captivated,” comments Alpher. “Very few have connected the dots between the spine and the jaw and their affect on sleep disorders and craniofacial pain. Dr. Roberson and I have been treating patients together for years and they’re getting better faster!”

Dr. Alpher is on staff at George Washington University Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital and has been known as a leader in the treatment of sleep disorders and jaw pain for 25 years. He has pioneered a conservative, non-invasive approach utilizing computerized and verifiable diagnostic methods to treat TMJ, snoring and sleep apnea. This method of treatment has proven to be greatly successful and is highly regarded as the first method of choice by physicians and patients.

The American Sleep and Breathing Academy is an established educational institution for sleep disorders which exists to improve sleep disorder patient care through education.

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 committed to integrating education and raising sleep apnea awareness, in a fun and memorable way. 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.

Downloadable File: American Academy of Sleep and Breathing