Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that afflicts million of people around the world. The devastation of the disease and it significantly high prevalence stem from its silent nature. Additionally, there is significantly little information on the disease due to its subtle manifestation leading to lack of diagnosis. However, Dr. Avi Weisfogel has taken significant steps towards bridging this information gap especially among physicians and medical practitioners and patients. Having worked as a dentist for 15 years in a career that saw him feted with several awards, he opted to master this disorder after seeing several of his patients suffer from it. There was very little known of the disorder by both the patients and medical practitioners especially when it comes to its bigger picture, treatment and management.
Since leaving his private dentistry practice in 2014 to found Dental Sleep Masters, the New Jersey-based master of sleep apnea has made significant progress in creating awareness of the disorder. Through research, he has established that the condition is connected to other disorders such as stoke, diabetes and heart diseases while also establishing several of its risk factors. This correlation highlights the urgency and importance, with which sleep apnea ought to be treated with. Dr. Avi Weisfogel therefore developed a model that is aimed to creating awareness on the sleep disorder within the medical field and patients. The model also includes full mouth rehabs and oral appliances, which can be used to treat and manage the condition.
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Avi Weisfogel is a certified dentist with strong academic background having graduated from the New York University’s School of Medicine with a Doctor of Dental Science degree. He earned his first degree at Rutgers University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree with specialization in psychology and Biology. This set him on a stellar career as a dentist following the founding of his own private practice, Old Bridge Dental Care in 1999. He would later take up a career in sleep apnea after interacting with several dental patients afflicted by the disorder. He established several companies specializing in marketing and sales of sleep apnea treatment and management oral appliances including Owner Unlimited Sleep Patient and Healthy Heart Sleep. He is currently serving as an instructor for Dental Sleep Masters during seminars.