CONGRATULATIONS to my great friend and University of Notre Dame Football Teammate, Jerome “The Bus” Bettis on the induction into the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame!!
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Aug. 13, 2015) — Queen City Soccer Club, LLC today announced that Rolle Oral & Facial Surgery has signed on as an official team sponsor of the Charlotte Independence through the 2016 season.
Elements of the partnership include signage, promotions, social media, hospitality and designation as Official Oral Surgeon of the Charlotte Independence.
“I’m elated to be associated with such a great organization and look forward to our tremendous partnership moving forward,” Dr. Richard Rolle said.
“Dr. Rolle is a great supporter of Charlotte sports,” said Independence Chief Revenue Officer Wade Leaphart. “We are excited to welcome him to the Team as Official Oral Surgeon. We know our players, and staff, are in good hands and hope our fans will contact Dr. Rolle when the time is right.”
About Charlotte Independence
The Charlotte Independence joined USL as an expansion team in September 2014. The team, owned and operated by Queen City Soccer Club LLC, begins play in the spring of 2015. The goal of Queen City S.C. is to make Charlotte a better place to live by being the premier sports and entertainment company in our region through annual increases in both the quality and quantity of the Events we provide for our community.
Rolle Athletic Complex (RAC) purchased the interest in the 40,000 Sq Ft Facility located at 302 Rolling Hill Rd, Mooresville, NC 28117 now known and operated as “Benchwarmers”. The transition of Benchwarmers to Rolle Athletic Complex has begun and comes effective Immediately. “The RAC” , retains former owner Rick Hutcherson as Operations Manager and contracts Stars and Stripes Sports as Facility Manager.
“The RAC” is committed to the community and the other committed athletes across the country that are looking to become the best they can be!
Memberships to “The RAC“ will offer a full suite of services and require a commitment to excellence.
Members will support the facility in the financial sense to ensure the ability to produce reliable facilities that can attract the “committed player”. Committed players to their sport who value top level instruction and competition will have a National HUB designation which will showcase Nationally known speakers, trainers, coaches as a resource not normally reachable.
“The RAC” will have some “Open Invite” opportunities to various speakers, coaches, trainers, camps, clinics, etc. that Non Member community members can enjoy.
Dr. Richard Rolle is now the Official Oral Surgeon of the Charlotte Checkers
Dr. Rolle is a lifetime sports fan and athlete and is proud to be associated with the Charlotte Checkers Franchise.
People with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have disrupted sleep and low blood oxygen levels. When obstructive sleep apnea occurs, the tongue is sucked against the back of the throat. This blocks the upper airway and airflow stops. When the oxygen level in the brain becomes low enough, the sleeper partially awakens, the obstruction in the throat clears, and the flow of air starts again, usually with a loud gasp.
Repeated cycles of decreased oxygenation lead to very serious cardiovascular problems. Additionally, these individuals suffer from excessive daytime sleepiness, depression, and loss of concentration.
Some patients have obstructions that are less severe called Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS). In either case, the individuals suffer many of the same symptoms.
The first step in treatment resides in recognition of the symptoms and seeking appropriate consultation. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons offer consultation and treatment options.
In addition to a detailed history, the doctors will assess the anatomic relationships in the maxillofacial region. With cephalometic (skull x-ray) analysis, the doctors can ascertain the level of obstruction. Sometimes a naso-pharyngeal exam is done with a flexible fiber-optic camera. To confirm the amount of cardiovascular compromise and decreased oxygenation levels, a sleep study may be recommended to monitor an individual overnight.
There are several treatment options available. An initial treatment may consist of using a nasal CPAP machine that delivers pressurized oxygen through a nasal mask to limit obstruction at night.
One of the surgical options is an uvulo-palato-pharyngo-plasty (UPPP), which is performed in the back of the soft palate and throat. A similar procedure is sometimes done with the assistance of a laser and is called a laser assisted uvulo-palato-plasty (LAUPP). In other cases, a radio-frequency probe is utilized to tighten the soft palate. These procedures are usually performed under light IV sedation in the office.
In more complex cases, the bones of the upper and lower jaw may be repositioned to increase the size of the airway (orthognathic surgery). This procedure is done in the hospital under general anesthesia and requires a one to two day overnight stay in the hospital.
OSA is a very serious condition that needs careful attention and treatment. Most major medical plans offer coverage for diagnosis and treatment.
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