Dr. Avi Weisfogel has committed his career to helping those who suffer from sleep apnea, as well as helping other physicians properly diagnose those who may be suffering. He is the founder of Dental Sleep Masters, which is a program that was developed to help other doctor’s offices treat those who are diagnosed with sleep apnea. The program also trains staff to look for certain signs and symptoms that could indicate sleep apnea. When obstructive sleep apnea occurs in someone while they’re sleeping, they experience a closed airway. When the throat relaxes and the airway closes, they cannot get sufficient amount of oxygen and blood flow to other parts of the body. This makes the heart work harder to pump the blood and get the oxygen to the necessary parts. That’s why he founded Healthy Heart, which is a collaboration of doctors who use their expertise to help those with heart issues. Dr. Weisfogel recommends an oral device that can be placed in the mouth while you’re sleeping to allow your airway to open freely, and get the necessary sleep you need.
Dr. Weisfogel earned his Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University in Biology and Psychology. From there, he went on to get his DDS from New York University. When he isn’t busy helping others with their sleep issues, he takes part in many philanthropy programs. He is an avid supporter of many charities and organizations that are designed to help others live healthier lives.