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Avi Weisfogel has Changed the Landscape of Sleep Medicine

It is rare to see a visionary come along who is capable of completely changing entire paradigms in medical treatment. Names like Jonas Salk, C. Everett Koop and Louis pasture are examples of men who had the true gift of vision and the talent of their craft and who were able to harness those things in order to change the face of medicine forever.

Although names that big only come along a few times every hundred years or so, there are still people out there capable of making real changes to medicine, even if they don’t garner quite as much attention as some of the household names of yore.

One of those men is Avi Weisfogel, a New Jersey dentist who has completely transformed the way in which sleep apnea is treated. Many people do not understand the severity and potentially lethality of sleep apnea, which is one of the most serious diseases in the country today. Unfortunately, it is a structural disease, not caused by any particular microorganism but instead caused by structural abnormalities and the head neck and mouth area as well as, in some cases, simply being caused by unknown factors.

However, the patient profile of someone suffering from severe sleep apnea usually includes at least some form of mild structural abnormality of the head neck and mouth area. Dr. Weisfogel’s crucial insight was that these people almost all come into contact with dentists at one point or another. Although not everybody visits their family physician on a regular basis, almost everyone is forced to see a dentist at least once every couple of years. Dr. Weisfogel realized that dentists could serve as a vanguard in the fight against sleep apnea, potentially recognizing the telltale structural abnormalities that so often accompany this terrible scourge.

With this in mind, Dr. Weisfogel founded Dental Sleep Masters, a medical seminar company dedicated to training dentists in the treatment and diagnosis of sleep apnea. The Dental Sleep Masters model relies heavily on the use of oral appliances, a means of treating sleep apnea that has proven to be highly effective in the disease’s earliest stages, when medical intervention is most likely to succeed.

Sleeping Disorders Are Often Treated By Dentists

Over the years, Dr. Avi Weisfogel has helped many of his patients recover from sleep disorders. It turns out dentists are the doctors on the front lines of detecting and treating this malady of sleep apnea. It also has become modern knowledge that lack of sleep is related to many physiological problems an diseases. Some strokes have been connected to sleep apnea, as well. His practice has worked to successfully help many of his patients and with all known issues being treated.

 

Some seemingly unrelated problems, such as cardiovascular diseases and even diabetes have been correlated by Dr. Avi Weisfogel in his studies. Over the years, Dr. Weisfogel has solved each issue causing sleep apnea. He started the clinic to help his patients, and in the process he has found that most people with sleep apnea go undiagnosed. He has developed medical treatments that deal with the problem effectively. Dr. Weisfogel has published articles about the dangers of sleep apnea and also has described innovative solutions for effectively treating the debilitating condition.

 

Dr. Avi Weisfogel utilizes his Dental Sleep Masters clinic to educate and bring expertise in dealing with sleep apnea to many other physicians, practicing many disciplines. His professional technicians are expert in performing sleep studies from their labs. Many of the things they are discovering about sleep disorders are becoming new solutions for all doctors, everywhere. Weisfogel has come a long ways from his first career for 15 years at Old Bridge Dental Care. He learned well all the physical maladies that Dentists, as doctors, deal with on a regular basis.

 

Dr. Weisfogel first became interested in studying sleep disorder problems while at Old Bridge. He went on to start several sleep apnea clinics. His community has loaded him up with awards, such as his regular win of the Best Dentist award, year after year. He founded Dental Sleep Masters in 2014 with a first goal of helping other dentists begin to treat sleep apnea with new, high-tech oral instruments. He has DDS degree from the New York University College of Dentistry and a BA in biology and psychology from Rutgers University.

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