Avi Weisfogel was always a heterodox thinker. After graduating with an M.D. in dentistry from the New York University School of Dentistry, he went on to found his own dental practice, Old Bridge Dental. He quickly grew his practice into one of the most prominent dental offices in the in the Central New Jersey area. He did this through a combination of charisma, great marketing skills and delivering fantastic value to his patients.
But Dr. Avi Weisfogel was never satisfied with merely running a dental office. He thought that he could do more to deliver even stronger value to his patients and to improve the general health of those living in the United States. He set out to find diseases in which dentists could potentially aid in the treatment and diagnosis, potentially being able to catch deadly diseases in the earliest stages, when total recovery would be most likely to occur.
After researching many diseases that had high mortality rates and were also under-diagnosed, Dr. Weisfogel stumbled upon a major cause of death in the United States that had long been ignored by the medical establishment, obstructive sleep apnea. Many people do not appreciate the extent of the severity of this disease. Obstructive sleep apnea results in tens of thousands of excess deaths per year in the United States. Many of these deaths are not proximately caused by the disease itself, instead being the result of downstream effects of the disease and the development of secondary conditions. Some of these conditions with which sleep apnea strongly associated with include a heart attack, stroke, diabetes and severe lung dysfunction. Often times, when a patient dies of one of these conditions, it is not looked into as to whether or not the patient suffered from severe sleep apnea and more information click here.
On top of this, Dr. Weisfogel discovered that over 90 percent of those suffering from sleep apnea were unaware that they have the condition at all. Dr. Weisfogel set about to do something about these dismal statistics and Avi’s lacrosse camp.
He founded Dental Sleep Masters, a company dedicated to teaching dentists how to treat and diagnose sleep apnea. The company has been highly successful, training thousands of dentists in the art of diagnosing sleep apnea in their patients and contact him.