Dr. Avi Weisfogel has an background in the treatment of sleep disorders. He is founder of Dental Sleep Masters an organization that treats sleep apnea disorders and educated doctors and dentists. It is estimated that 90% of people with sleep apnea go un-diagnosed.
Dr.Avi Weisfogel and his team strive to educate the public about this condition. They have sleep labs with certified sleep physicians and dentists that can provide support for sleep apena patients. Many dentist will find a large portion of their practice devoted to diagnosing and treating sleep apnea. New devices that help patients with sleep apena will continue to be developed.
THN Sleep Therapy is a new device that was approved by the FDA for treatment of sleep apnea. This therapy has devices that are smaller and do not require masks to wear at night for treatment. Those with sleep apnea may wake up 30 times a night. They need a way to make their airway muscles stay open when they sleep. A smaller device is easier to wear at night.
The combination of sleep physician and dentist creates a model that treats this disorder effectively. Dr. Avi’s model is an important one in finding new ways to treat sleep apnea. He started out as dentist at Old Bridge Dental Care in New Jersey. He won many awards for his dental work. He received his dental degree DDS from the New York University College of Dentistry. Dental Sleep Master seminars teach doctors and dentists how to manage sleep disorders.
Dr. Avi started Dental Sleep Disorders an organization that educates doctor and shows dentists how to work with devices that help patients with sleep apnea. He funded a non-profit organization called Operation Smile that helped children in the Philippines with cleft lips or palate and other deformities by setting up a page on Go Fund Me. The organization was started by Dr. William Magee and his wife Kathleen. Today the organization has thousands of professionals helping children in countries all over the world.