Avi Weisfogel is a New Jersey Dentist who specializes with sleep disorders. He is the founder of Old Bridge Dental Care located in New Jersey. About half of all the patients he gets are referrals from by other dentists he works with but do not know how to treat such disorders. With much interest in continuing education, Avi usually takes about 200 hours of learning each year to learn better ways of doing his job. You can find more of Avi’s favorite things around the internet on Tumblr.
Dr. Avi Weisfogel also started “Healthy Hear Sleep” five years ago to help him and other colleagues in the profession to learn how to treat the sleeping disorders problems. Dental Sleep Masters, started two years later, was meant to teach other dentists using oral devices to treat sleep problems.
Recent research indicates that sleep disorders related to breathing are associated with metabolic syndrome, stroke diabetes, and chronic heart failure among others. However, 90 percent of people with these types of disorders remain undiagnosed. Dr. Avi recommends dentists to attend the Dental Sleep Master’s program to learn how to identify these problems in the existing model and get solutions in most of those issues.
According to Dr. Avi, the new model creates a positive environment for secondary care physicians both for the dentist and patients. Many dentists have already joined the team and they have treated more patients more effectively than ever. The program is both designed to improve the dentists’ education and clinical support in a move that aims to transform their practice.
Avi is a family person and he has six children. His love for children made him launch a GoFundMe campaign to support Operation smile in their work of performing surgical operations to children with facial deformities. The organization was started by Dr. William Magee and his wife. However, the organization attracted many children whose parents lacks the ability to get the medication due to high prices of surgical operations. Operation Smile was forced to turn to donors to find more funds for its operations. Dr. Avi is optimistic that GoFundMe campaign will help the organization achieve its objectives and reach more children that deserve the help.