Sleep apnea is destructive and medical professionals have become very aware of this fact recently. Diabetes, heart disease, and strokes are all heavily related to the condition. Dr. Avi Weisfogel was inspired to find new solutions for this, so he put his extensive experience in the field of sleep disorders and special treatments to work.
He is a part of Dental Sleep Masters and has helped lead the initiative to treat people that have sleep apnea, of which 90% are actually not diagnosed yet. This means millions of people are walking around with no clue that their life is in danger. He realizes the urgency of this situation, so he seeks to gather attention on the subject.
They have created a new system that primary and secondary care medical personnel can use to run bigger tests and analyze results to offer better care for patients. Dentists and physicians alike have joined forces to run clinical tests. Avi believes dentists will need more training in this area. There are new technologies, like airway stimulation, implants, and more that have been approved by the FDA.
About Dr. Avi Weisfogel
He is the founder of the renowned company that is helping people with sleep apnea called Dental Sleep Masters. He has years of experience in the industry of sleep disorders. He started his own practice in 1999 and since then he managed the office for 15 years and got accolades from his community, including the Best Dentist for numerous years.
The Dr. also started to look into the world of sleep and see how physicians and dentists alike could help patients. Therefore, he founded many companies around dental sleep disorders. These are disorders where the mouth organ is affecting sleep negatively. In 2014 he started Dental Sleep Masters which assists dentists in offering their services to the sleep world via oral technology to help people with sleep disorders. The Dr. uses his deep knowledge to help dentists identify the best solutions for patients. Dr. Weisfogel has a degree in DDS from New York University College of Dentistry and also a degree in psychology from Rutgers.