Dr. Avi Weisfogel started his New Jersey dental practice in 1999 and ran a successful practice for 15 years. He won several community rewards for being the most popular dental practice in town, and he was happy, or so he thought. An interesting thing began to happen when some of his patients began to tell him about the problems that they were having with sleep apnea. It was not just one or two of them either, but it was a whole lot of them.
When he inquired as to how their condition was being treated, he got hundreds of different answered, and not many of them were good. This led Dr. Weisfogel to start looking into the matter on his own. What he found out was that he could probably help these patients of his so he started to experiment with a few volunteers and he discovered that his techniques worked. Soon all of his affected patients were finding relief with his methods.
He had put together a device that held the jaw in place. Thus the tongue could not interfere in the throat while the person is sleeping.
Dr. Weisfogel began to share his findings with other dentists, and a new idea was beginning to form. In 2014 Dr. Weisfogel established Dental Sleep Masters, a company that would reach out to other dentists about this new adventure.
By now, Dr. Avi Weisfogel had amassed a large base of knowledge about sleep apnea and his successful foray into the field had resulted in a very positive way. Dr. Weisfogel was very excited about his new brainchild, and he began in earnest to find out where it would take him.
Today he is a very busy man as he meets with people from all over the world. He admits that being a dentist was one of the hardest things he ever did, and he did not enjoy it that much, even though he was very successful at it. Now he feels as though he is involved in his life’s work and he is ever grateful for his dental experience. Without that, he never would have gotten into his work today.