Avi Weisfogel, DDS attended Rutgers University earning of Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in biology and then attended the New York University College of Dentistry earning a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. Dr. Weisfogel pursued a career in dentistry and opened Old Bridge Dental Care in 1999 maintaining the role of manager. Dr. Weisfogel began exploring sleep and how dentists, as well as medical physicians can help patients who suffer from sleep disorders such as sleep apnea. In 2010, Dr. Weisfogel established a company, Healthy Heart Sleep that assisted medical doctors around the globe with establishing and managing sleep labs.
Armed with much knowledge about sleep disorders, Dr. Weisfogel utilizes the information to help dentists identify patients with the potential to have or develop sleep disorders and help those patients find and secure the treatment they need. There are a variety of medical related reasons someone may have a sleep disorder such as excess weight. It is believed a sleep disorder may develop due to the location of fat deposits in someone carrying extra weight. Sleep disorders are not confined by individuals with weight challenges.
Dr. Avi Weisfogel is on the forefront to help diagnose and treat individuals with sleep disorders. A great many people that suffer from such a thing remain undiagnosed. Weisfogel feel it is important for dentists and medical doctors to work together in a collaborative effort to increase awareness and provide the necessary treatment. Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea are destructive and research has revealed there is a correlation between disorders and serious medical conditions and that has been part of what prompted Dr. Avi Weisfogel to delve into the study of sleep disorders. Weisfogel founded Dental Sleep Masters to help treat and diagnose those with sleep apnea and he and his team remain committed to providing better care to his patients while increasing opportunities within the medical community.
There are new devices being developed to help treat sleep apnea and other sleep disorders, especially those that do not respond to previously developed mechanical devices. Treatment devices are becoming smaller and more user friendly. Because sleep disorders cause individuals to wake as many as 30 times during a sleep session it became clear that treatment was needed to stimulate the airway muscles to stay open.