With many people in the United States having overly busy schedules, especially when it comes to work, sleep is sometimes more of an afterthought than anything. They will also rely on caffeine to get through their day which can have an even worse effect on how much sleep they get. Others suffer from sleep apnea which is a serious medical condition where people will go long periods in their sleep, depriving their bodies, especially their brains, of the oxygen it needs to support good health.
Dr. Avi Weisfogel is a former dentist who now specializes in sleep disorders, especially focusing in on sleep apnea. He owns and operates Dental Sleep Masters where he shares his knowledge about sleep disorders to others in the dental field. He trains them in how to treat their patients with sleep disorders such as sleep apnea so they can live happier and healthier lives.
Dr. Avi Weisfogel knows that many people first think of their primary care physician when it comes to sleep disorders, not their dentist. Dr. Weisfogel clears up this misconception and shows dentists how they can prescribe oral dental devices that their patients can use at night in order to keep their air passages open and breathing regular.
After graduating from Rutgers University with his bachelor’s degree in hand, Dr. Avi Weisfogel went to New York University and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He then opened a sole practice named Old Bridge Dental Care. Over the years he worked as a dentist he found out that many of his patients had sleep issues. He became increasingly interested in how he as a dentist could help them and so did extensive research into the area. Eventually, he discovered that he was more interested in solving sleep issues than dentistry and so left his practice behind in order to embark on a new career.
Dr. Weisfogel opened a few companies as a sleep expert before finding the perfect combination at Dental Sleep Masters. Among the other ideas he had tried was Owner Unlimited Sleep Patients where he put sleep labs into doctors offices, but unfortunately he was beaten to the punch in this market and so had to move on to other ideas.