Medical studies have verified the dangers of sleep apnea. People suffering from this condition face a range of medical concerns including a higher risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Severe cases of sleep apnea have even resulted in death. People with this condition can stop breathing and jump awake throughout the night. Many sufferers only realize they have the problem when a sleeping partner alerts them to their snoring.
The immediate and potential future risks of sleep apnea have spurred many doctors into researching various devices and treatments to control the disease. This is what dentist Dr. Avi Weisfogel has dedicated much of his energy and time into accomplishing. He has collected a wealth of data relating to sleep apnea patients in an attempt to pinpoint the common features and determine the underlying cause in order to make it easier to treat successfully.
This has been a consistent focus for Dr. Weisfogel since 2010 when he dedicated his practice to treating sleep disorders. He developed a system that produced oral appliances more efficiently to make it possible to distribute them faster to people in need. He teaches the system to other dental professionals around the country. In 2014 he co-founded Dental Sleep Masters to help increase awareness of the system and expand his training services.
Dr. Weisfogel received a BA in psychology and biology from Rutgers University and his DDS from the New York University College of Dentistry. He earned numerous accolades as a dentist in his initial practice where he worked for 15 years before transitioning into his current specialty and has also received the honor of Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine.