More and more dentists in today’s world are starting to specialize in sleep treatment and administering sleep medicine. One of the leaders of this growing phenomenon is Dr. Avi Weisfogel, a man who practiced in regular dentistry about 14 years before deciding to move exclusively into sleep practice. He told Ideamensch in an interview that he saw little work being done in the field of sleep and felt he had the marketing skills to attract client interest into his new organization. He named his new organization Dental Sleep Masters which provides a lot of seminars and white paper on sleep research discoveries, and the kind of oral appliance medical professionals should prescribe that are comfortable. Dr. Weisfogel has found a new passion here that he hadn’t felt in his former years.
Dr. Avi Weisfogel is from a suburb of Newark, NJ and has seen medicine practiced in some capacity or other throughout his life, including his father’s job as a cardiologist. Weisfogel was always intrigued not only by life sciences, but by psychological phenomena and he would study those two fields earning a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University. From there he felt dentistry would be the best field to bring those two interests together, so he enrolled in the NYU College of Dentistry earning his DDS and later his certification to practice in New Jersey. After starting with a few small offices around Newark, he opened his longtime office known as Old Bridge Dental Care.
Dr. Weisfogel achieved nothing short of spectacular in his dentistry practice and was always well-liked by patients who visited the Old Bridge Dental Care clinic. He was even awarded Best Dentist recognition multiple times throughout his career. But even with all the awards he won, he never truly liked being a dentist in the way he found his love for sleep science. It began by founding Healthy Heart Sleep in 2010 and then merging several other sleep research foundations into Dental Sleep Masters in 2014. Weisfogel is also involved with non-profit medical organizations including Operation Smile for which he setup a GoFundMe page not long ago.