Intro to sleep disorders The prevalence of sleep disorders is becoming more well known in todays day and age. One of those that touches many people is Sleep Apnea, a disorder that causes a person to stop breathing many times throughout the night. While there are many conventional methods to treat problems like this, Avi Weisfogel, a dentist based out of New Jersey, is pioneering new methods through Dental Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Avi Weisfogel has been in the dental field for over 20 years. He holds a degree from Rutgers in Biology and Psychology, as well as a Degree in Dental Surgery from NYU. After graduating he started his own successful practice, but after years of seeing patients that also complained of sleep apnea he know something must be done.
Ever the entrepreneur, Dr. Weisfogel set out to become an expert in the field of sleep medicine with a plan to integrate it into dentistry. He spent the next fifteen years honing his craft, learning from anyone and everyone who would teach him in this ground-breaking field. Pouring large amounts of money and research into his new passion, he slowly found success. He realized early on that while there were plenty of people with Apnea out there, drawing them into his office for treatment was more difficult than expected. But slowly he learned what marketing techniques were needed to make his business a success.
In 2014, Avi founded Dental Sleep Masters, a program designed to teach other dentists how to help their patients with sleep disorders by using oral appliances and techniques.
Through his passion and determination, Dr. Avi Weisfogel has overcome the odds to break into the much-needed field of Sleep Disorder Dentistry.