Avi Weisfogel; Making a Difference in the World of Dentistry

Very few people carry out their day to day activities while thinking about the positive impact they want to make in the lives of others. Well, there is one dentist with a difference, Dr. Avi Weisfogel, who has been doing dentistry with a difference. When Dr. Avi started his first dental practice in Jersey, his dream was to help the local community deal with all manner of dental health complications. Over the past few decades that the practice has been operational, he has proved over and over that he has the community and the humanity in general, at heart. Besides being a dentist, there are other initiatives that he has taken part in, in an attempt to be of greater help to the community.

 

One of these initiatives is the Dental Sleep Masters. Dr. Avi started dental sleep masters to deal with sleep apnea. It is very common for dentists to diagnose sleep apnea because it interferes with the respiratory system. He was the force behind the establishment of the laboratories. So far, the research that they have carried out has led to the approval of a respiratory device by the FDA. The device stimulates the upper airways and allows the patients to breathe easily. The group has been offering sensitization campaigns so that they can get more people tested and positively diagnosed with the condition.

 

Dr. Avi has also been part of the operation smile campaign. Operation Smile is a charity that he joined when he realized that there were many children born in third world countries with congenital conditions such as cleft lips and cleft palates. To raise funds to support the charities that perform reconstructive surgery on these patients, he has been running a Go Fund Me campaign. The initiative that has raised thousands of dollars so far, and will possibly get more in the future. Dr. Avi hopes that with the awareness that he is creating on all issues related to the vocal and dental tracks, he will make a difference as a dentist and a scientist. He is a real inspiration to the science community and even beyond.

 

Avi Weisfogel Contributions towards Finding a Diagnosis and Treatment of Sleep Apnea

Avi Weisfogel is the dentist and the founder of Dental Sleep Masters in New Jersey. He has vast knowledge and experience in sleep treatment and sleep disorders. He established Old Bridge Dental Care where he has been serving as a dentist for more than 20 years. Dr. Weisfogel holds a degree in biology and psychology from Rutgers University and a DDS from the New York University School of Science.

 

During his time in the dental industry, he developed interests in the world of sleep. He began his research on how the dentists and physicians would work together to help patients suffering from sleep disorders. His research led to the start of the Healthy Heart Sleep in 2010. Sleep apnea has resulted in various conditions including diabetes, heart diseases, and stroke. These effects of sleep apnea are one of the reasons why Avi Weisfogel is committed to finding a diagnosis and treatment of the condition. Additionally, he aims at increasing awareness of sleep apnea, which the 90% of the people suffering from it remain undiagnosed.

 

Dentists have also joined the team, and they hope to get the treatment for sleep apnea in the years to come. The ImThera Medical developed a new THN Sleep Therapy device, and the Food and Drug Administration have approved its use in the experimentation in clinical trials. Patients did not respond positively to the previously developed mechanical treatments of sleep apnea. In 2014, the FDA also approved a device for the upper airway stimulation aimed at keeping the airway muscles open. The Dr. Weisfogel model focuses on finding the best solutions for the people with sleep disorders.

 

Every year, Avi Weisfogel contributes to the Operation Smiles, a charitable organization that helps people with cleft lips & palates and facial deformities. He also made a video called the “Avi Weisfogel GoFundMe Campaign” that sought to get funds for the Operation Smiles organization. Mr. Weisfogel has received numerous accolades from the community and named the Best Dentist for multiple years.