When thinking about sleep disorders, most people’s minds do not go to their dentist. Treatment of sleep disorders often comes in the form of pills or machines, but there is an emerging perspective on the conditions coming from someone most people would not expect. Dentist Avi Weisfogel has pushed beyond the normal role and expectations in the field of dentistry to help those who suffer from sleep apnea, one of the most common sleeping disorders. He’s been a pioneer in merging the fields of dentistry and sleep treatment. While Dr. Weisfogel began his career as a traditional dentist, he quickly shifted his goals to help those with sleeping disorders.
Dr. Weisfogel’s Journey into Sleep Disorder Treatment
Dr. Weisfogel was approached early on in his career by a patient who had issues with their sleep. Sleep apnea is a condition that results in people experiencing pauses in their breathing while sleeping. This can trigger them to choke and wake
themselves up in the process. It can completely prevent a good night’s sleep if
it plagues one every night to wake multiple times. Consistent sleep deprivation can cause more serious health concerns. Dr. Weisfogel saw how detrimental sleep apnea could be to his patients and began working to help find a solution. His research led him to ruminating on potential applications of dentistry to sleep disorder treatment. Over nearly 20 years, Dr. Weisfogel developed tools and treatments for the disorder.
In 2010, Dr. Weisfogel founded Healthy Heart Sleep, a company that prompted physicians across the world on the best methods to build up and manage
rest labs. Through this channel, Dr. Weisefogel sought to give and receive insight to other medical professionals. Through shared knowledge, diagnosis, and treatments, Dr. Weisfogel predicted that management of sleep disorders could become significantly less demanding.
In 2014, Dr. Weisfogel founded The Dental Sleep Masters to directly promote production and research towards finding a solution for sleep apnea. Through the program, Dr. Weisfogel spreads his expertise to other physicians. Members
of the program experience an intensive coaching program that includes daily communication, two weekly phone calls, webinars each month and retreats on a quarterly basis. The thorough nature of training guarantees that individuals become qualified sleep experts.
Dr. Weisfogel’s sleep apnea treatment comes in the form of devices that help
open up the patient’s airway to promote consistent breathing throughout the
night. The devices situate and move the face in a manner that will support a patient’s jaw and force air to enter the airway. The devices have to be custom made to fit each different patient’s head to provide the position that will work best for their breathing troubles.
Just Who is Avi Weisfogel?
Dr. Weisfogel is a determined man who is always looking to improve upon himself and his career. He believes that there is always room for improvement and development in one’s life. Even when he was starting out, Dr. Weisfogel had to have fierce determination and confidence in himself. Establishing the Dental Sleep Masters was not an easy process on the end of Dr. Weisfogel. It was a costly venture and took two years to finally get everything setup for a successful practice. But Dr. Weisfogel was not phased by this or chased away. He persevered and now runs the successful business he always hoped to and help those suffering from sleep disorders. He is now an established sleep apnea specialist. It took a little bit to kick off in the beginning, but it proved to pay off when years later his whole practice focused on the work he had begun early on.
In his personal life, Dr. Weisfogel keeps himself entertained with a wide variety of interests. He is an avid sports fan, and is always making predictions for the games. His predictions are well-known and talked about within his circle of friends. Dr. Weisfogel is vocal about his opinions and this sometimes spurs articles and chatter around the internet about whether people agree or disagree. Dr. Weisfogel is also a huge fan of spending time with his family. He cherishes each moment he gets to see them outside of work. He’s a busy man, having to run to many different parts of the country on a regular basis, and it’s a treat when he
has time to sit down and appreciate his family. Dr. Weisfogel is an active and frequent donor to charitable organizations. He enjoys giving back in various ways besides his daily dentistry work. He loves reading and cites The Power of Now as his favorite read.
Dr. Weisfogel is a diverse man who finds time to do the things he enjoys as well as the unique work he does in the world of dentistry. He devised new methods to help a disorder that had not been explored when he began said work. At this point, he has produced nearly 300 of the devices he revolutionized to the market and has no intention of stopping the production anytime soon. He handles the business firsthand and is constantly working with employees and clients to improve the quality of his practice. Unlike some owners, he is personally, active in all decision-making. He can be found at his practice overlooking each and every process that his business requires. His Dental Sleep Masters program was designed to raise awareness of his invention that helps sleep apnea. It helps connect other in the medical field who hope to help with his line of work as well.