Dr. Weisfogel is the founder and owner of Dental Sleep Masters, an organization dedicated to educating other oral care professionals on how they can test for, identify, and treat sleep disorders in their own patients. The techniques are gleaned from Dr. Weisfogel’s own history of successfully working with sleep apnea patients. Dr. Weisfogel has been treating sleep disorders as part of his general practice for nearly two decades, and he has helped hundreds of patients to experience improvement and relief from their sleep disorder symptoms.
Dr. Weisfogel holds degrees from Rutgers University and the New York University College of Dentistry, and his success with treating sleep disorders can be attributed to his unique combination of disciplines, having studied medicine, dentistry and psychology. Though he still uses the skills he’s been employing as a dentist since 1999, Dr. Weisfogel now focuses his energies on sleep disorders, developing new techniques that are effective for sleep apnea sufferers.
Dr. Weisfogel is passionate about researching and remedying sleep disorders because he understands their prevalence and seriousness. He found sleep apnea to be a persistent problem among patients in his own New Jersey dental practice, and he witnessed firsthand the impact that the condition had on these patients’ quality of life. In addition to endangering the cardiovascular system, the condition can lead to persistent exhaustion and even severe depression. As a dentist, Dr. Weisfogel considered how his own skills could be used to help patients with sleep disorders, and so he developed a method of oral application therapy that has proven highly effective with many sleep apnea sufferers.
Rather than just relying on the traditional CPAP machines to provide temporary relief with no long-term solutions, Dr. Weisfogel’s oral application therapy uses innovative methods to correct certain anatomical irregularities. Since sleep apnea results from airway obstruction, the problem can often be remedied by treatments like adjusting the tonsils or tongue flaps. Each patient is different, and so Dr. Weisfogel has developed a series of tests to help medical professionals pinpoint effective treatments for each case.
Dr. Avi Weisfogel is active on the lecture circuit where he advises other dentistry professionals on the relationship between oral care and sleep apnea and shares his own successes and methods for helping people achieve relief. As the founder of Healthy Heart Sleep, Owner Unlimited Sleep Patient and Dental Sleep Masters, Dr. Weisfogel has established himself as an international authority on sleep disorders, and he continues to conduct ongoing research to develop new and more effective treatments for those struggling with sleep apnea.