Sleep and Wellness Conference is organized by the American Sleep and Breathing Academy “ASBA”.

The ASBA provides networking opportunities with other members, organizations and political entities, lobbying for improved reimbursements while seeking to lower ever escalating health care provider costs. We offer discounts on educational events and products, as well as accreditations for its members. This organization will help members more affordably lead the way to a new paradigm in sleep medicine with the end goal to improve patient care through education for sleep professionals, sleep centers, patients and the community at large.

Organizers of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy also founded the annual Sleep & Wellness Conference.  Educational events for ASBA Members are funded in part by partnership with these organizations. Proceeds from those organizations and educational events are used towards the mission of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy, and its members.

Concierge Academy
The ASBA is a little more like a concierge Academy. More directly accessible and responsive to members needs. Our focus is to make dentists in sleep medicine more successful.

Mission Statement
The Vision of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy (ASBA) is an academy exemplifying professional excellence in upper airway, breathing and sleep issues in the burgeoning field of sleep-related Dental Medicine (Dental Sleep Medicine). In order to achieve its vision, the Mission of the ASBA is to:

  • Act as an Advocate for patients in the field of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Educate dentists, orthodontists and all other DDS/DMD specialties, such as endodontists, prosthodontists, periodontists, etc. in the field of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Educate allied sleep professionals, Sleep physicians, Pulmonologists, Otolaryngologists, Cardiologists, other medical specialists (e.g. Neurologists, etc.), respiratory therapists, oral myofunctional therapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, physical therapists, naturopaths, dietitians, nutritional counselors, etc. in the field of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Establish the emerging specialty of Dental Sleep Medicine by collaborating with regulatory bodies, legal counsel, credentialing organizations and similar entities
  • Support the emerging specialty of Dental Sleep Medicine by arranging and implementing Board Examinations via an ASBA Board of Examiners
  • Promote the emerging specialty of Dental Sleep Medicine by collaborating with healthcare bodies, such as the Center for Disease Control, medical insurance companies, Medicare, Medicaid and similar entities
  • Collaborate with other professional bodies, such as the World Sleep Society, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Dental Association and similar entities in the emerging specialty of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Liaise with the National Football League, the US military, transport workers’ associations and similar entities to raise awareness of the emerging specialty of Dental Sleep Medicine in special risk populations
  • Identify reviewed and approved dental laboratories, sleep laboratories and similar entities that support the emerging specialty of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Cooperate in research and development, for example Project Rose, with appropriates bodies such as the Greater Good Fund and similar entities
  • Encourage education in Dental Sleep Medicine in Dental Schools, Medical Schools, Hospitals, Medical and Dental Conferences, etc.

Practice Management
The Academy’s focus is “practice management” for the dentist, who needs practical integration for their patients, while still working with the medical field to supports them

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Conference Information: David Gergen 602-478-9713
Exhibitor Information: Alan Hickey 714-296-5151

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 “Finest Orthodontic Technician in the Country” given by Columbus Dental in 1986. He also has been appointed Chief Executive of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy, a national multidisciplinary academy dedicated to sleep training and education. 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.

Alan Hickey – Executive Director
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