How well you sleep could be affected by issues related to your mouth, throat shape, lungs and other physical ailments. These are things that Dr. Avi Weisfogel has found about while doing research at his new clinic, Dental Sleep Masters. Weisfogel is a former dentist who decided he needed to do something that few medical experts were tapping into. He began exploring the use of sleep aid appliances and started explaining how other dentists could help patients use them while treating sleep problems related to teeth.
Dr. Weisfogel went into sleep medicine about 8 years ago at the height of his dental career. Besides having patients that smiled and highly recommended him to others, Weisfogel always was interested in how and what they thought about things. He’s an alumnus of Rutgers University where he completed his bachelor’s, and he received his DDS from one of the best dental schools in the nation. He became licensed to practice in New Jersey and opened his main clinic in Old Bridge. For 14 years Weisfogel delivered some of the best dental care in the area, but when asked about it later by Ideamensch he said he never truly loved it the way he had thought he would.
There was something about the unseen mysteries of sleep and perhaps his background in studying psychology that intrigued Dr. Avi Weisfogel, so he started diving deeper into it when he started the Healthy Heart Sleep seminar sessions. In 2014 he quit the office at Old Bridge altogether and used his marketing and global contacts to form Dental Sleep Masters. Weisfogel meets with scientists and medical professionals from across town, to all the way in India, and throughout the day he’ll have conferences and paperwork scheduled. But if he isn’t too busy, you might see him at local sports events or taking his family out to dinner. He’s also encouraging people to give a little bit of money to help doctors travel the world to areas where children suffer from lip and mouth deformities. The money is given to surgeries and medicine through an organization known as Operation Smile.