The National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) came to Las Vegas, NV for its annual meeting in March. Subjects such as wages and benefits will be discussed, however, the Living Heart Foundation also offered a free health screening for all former players who attend. Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA) allied with the Project Rose Sleep Program to provide sleep testing for all of these players. They were able to treat players for their own wellbeing. They chose Dr. Shad Morris to head this screening.

Dr. Shad Morris

Last year, over one hundred players took advantage of this during service the annual meeting. Those tested had their body, blood pressure, heart function, and all of their senses tested. American Sleep and Breathing Academy Diplomate Dr. Shad Morris, who is a practicing dentist in Nevada and Utah, was selected as the head dentist for the screening. Shad Morris has an excellent track record and has treated hundreds of patients in the past. He has an amazing reputation for being one of the best sleep dentists in the country. The players were in great shape with him in charge. According to Sleep Scholar, When asked why Dr. Morris was selected to be the point man for the health assessment, David Gergen said,

“Shad has donated time and money to help elderly in his community with holiday church functions for years. He has explained to me that his grandparents forged the way for his future. Although many dentists stay away from Medicare because the reimbursement isn’t good and contains so many regulations, Dr. Morris doesn’t mind because he believes in doing the right thing and helping those who worked hard to give him the opportunities to thrive today; giving back is the right thing to do. When I interviewed him for the position in December of 2017, he told me it’s not about the money it’s about successful outcomes, I knew he was the right guy to bring that same attitude to treating members of the NFLPA.”

Alongside Dr. Morris will be Dr. Ronny Rosenbaum who also has a great reputation for treating athletes sleep problems.

The CEO of the PPHA, David Gergen, said he only chooses ASBA graduates to participate in this screening because they have the highest quality of training. He said that other dentists just don’t know what they’re doing clinically or financially.

The meeting is taking place on April 13-14, 2018, in Las Vegas, NV. This is the best conference for dentists who are engaged in sleep medicine and oral appliances. This is a great opportunity for anybody who is interested in sleep medicine to come and attend to learn more about it.

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