Just how troublesome can sleep apnea be? If anyone knows, it’s Avi Weisfogel. A dentist turned entrepreneur, Weisfogel has been treating sleep apnea patients ever since his early days as a general dentist.
In 2010, he left his general dental practice to form a company dedicated to creating oral appliances for those who suffer from sleep disorders. Today, his keen marketing sense and passion for helping people sleep better have helped Weisfogel to create a system that servers 250 to 300 new patients a month. He’s Been teaching this system, the Dental Sleep Masters Program, for over a year and a half. His goal is to encourage more dentists, physicians and patients to adopt this model, which he believes will improve distribution of healthcare in the world of sleep medicine.
Recently, Weisfogel launched a GoFundMe campaign to benefit Operation Smile. Operation Smile serves underprivileged children worldwide who need reconstructive oral surgery. Operation Smile estimates that two billion people worldwide lack access to necessary surgical care. They seek to fill that gap by operating on deserving little cleft lip and cleft palate sufferers free of charge.
Weisfogel says that his passion for helping people led to him choosing Operation Smile as the beneficiary of his GoFundMe campaign. “Operation Smile believes every child deserves exceptional surgical care and all children deserve to be treated as if they were our own,” he says. “They make sure every child knows that no matter what life throws at them they’ll always have hope.” Avi Weisfogel operates out of Old Bridge, New Jersey.