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.