Dr. Avi Weisfogel has become a thought leader in advancing the science and craft of dentistry with innovative new techniques that address the common problem of sleep apnea. He has studied extensively sleep disorders and how dental implants can be helpful in their treatment. He is also at the forefront in teaching other dentists how they can begin treating sleep disorders in their own practice which helps them expand with new services.
Sleep apnea is a potentially life-threatening disorder which wreaks havoc on people in the short-term and reduces their quality of life overall. When one doesn’t get enough sleep their body’s restorative powers are markedly reduced as most of this work occurs during deep sleep. The characteristic pauses constantly interrupt healthy sleep and make for a tired look and a rundown feeling.
Dr. Weisfogel has devoted his career to helping patients overcome this problem and is a pioneer in utilizing dentistry to treat sleep disorders. This usually involves a custom-fitted dental appliance which ensures the patient’s airway stays open during sleep and it has the added benefit of preventing grinding of teeth.
The deep level of experience that Dr. Weisfogel brings to bear on the subject of dentistry and sleep disorders has put him in the unique position of an educator as well as a researcher and a specialist. His initiative, Healthy Heart Sleep, is how he collaborates with physicians and makes known to the medical community the advantages and possibilities of using dental devices.
Dental Sleep Masters is another one of his organizations that seeks to advance the role of dentistry in treating sleep disorders. It works with dentists so they fully understand the vital role they could play in improving the lives of their patients that are afflicted with sleep disorders. It is also a method used by them to expand their practices by offering new services.
Dr. Avi Weisfogel is a graduate of Rutgers University with degrees in Psychology and Biology. He received his credentials as a certified dentist from the College of Dentistry at New York University where he got his DDS. His unique work in dentistry has marked him as an innovator who constantly advances the science of the business.