Many people think of dentistry in terms of medical procedures relating to the teeth. Dr. Avi Weisfogel earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Biology from Rutgers University. He received DDS from New York University College of Dentistry. He has since completed a tremendous amount of research on sleep treatment in patients. He’s managed his own dental office since 1999, earning the best dentist awards two years in a row. He began to realize that most of his patients suffered from a sleep disorder. He set out to find more about this disorder and started taking courses to learn more about how to help them. His idea to treat patients with a sleep disorder is by using oral appliances. In 2012, his extensive research in sleep treatment and disorders enabled him to start Owners Unlimited Sleep Patients where other dentists from around the world could come together to discuss sleep apnea with sleep experts.
In 2014, Dr. Avi Weisfogel began Dental Sleep Masters which focuses mainly on sleep apnea. Sleep apnea affects about 10% of the population, it’s when a person holds their breath for several seconds or minutes during the night. It’s a serious illness that can lead to stroke and heart disease.
Dr. Weisfogel learned early on in his findings that people weren’t paying much attention to his belief of sleep disorders among dental patients. He spent quite a bit of money on advertising, billboards, tv commercials, and newspapers. Soon his persistence paid off. He strongly believes that if you want to follow your dream, you must write down what your plans are, that way they will sound real and you’ll have a greater chance of achieving your goal.