Dr. Weisfogel: Steering the Fight Against Sleep-related Disorders

Dr. Avi Weisfogel was born on March 7, 1972. He is the founder and owner of Dental Sleep Masters, a New Jersey-based facility that diagnoses and treats patients with sleep apnea. He has a degree in the fields of Biology and Psychology from distinguished Rutgers University. He is also a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) graduate from the New York University College of Dentistry.

Accomplishments in the world of sleep medicine

Before establishing The Dental Sleep Masters in 2014, Dr. Avi Weisfogel had accumulated a lot of experience in sleep-related disorders. In his early years of dental practice, he developed The Old Bridge Dental Care, which he managed for more than fifteen years. During this period, Dr. Avi scooped The Best Dentist Award on several occasions. In 2010, he established The Healthy Heart Sleep, an organization that worked towards the establishment of sleep labs around the world. In 2012, he founded Owner Unlimited Sleep Patient. This organization trained dentists on ways of diagnosing and treating sleep disorders.

The Dental Sleep Masters has made notable achievements in the treatment of sleep apnea. It has succeeded in bringing together certified sleep physicians and dentists. Sleep physicians run the sleep labs for the patients while the dentists offer their medical expertise in diagnosing and treating sleep disorder. This model has gone a long way in fighting against the disease and in raising its awareness.

Advances in treatment of sleep apnea

Recent surveys indicate that around 90 percent of people suffering from sleep apnea are not diagnosed. When suffering from this disorder, someone can wake up for up to over thirty times a night. If misdiagnosed, this disorder can lead to severe conditions like Diabetes, Stroke and cardiovascular disease. The Food and Drugs Administration has approved patient-friendly treatments such as THN sleep therapy.

In an interview with The Ideamensch in December 2016, Dr. Weisfogel revealed that the idea of establishing The Dental Sleep Masters was born out of his passion for helping sleep apnea patients. He noted that working as a dentist for fifteen years equipped him with skills for developing a meaningful bond with patients.