People go to a dentist when they have a dental problem. For sleep apnea, a person normally visits their general practitioner. Dr. Avi Weisfogel id a Doctor of Dentistry who envisioned using dentistry to cure sleep apnea. This sleep disorder is experienced by many people, and is characterized by the ceasing of breathing, from seconds up to a minute, during sleep. Dr. Weisfogel believed that there was a correlation between the teeth and the sleep disorder. He is now the most renowned sleep apnea specialists due to his extensive studies of sleep deprivation.
Dr. Weisfogel earned a Bachelors Degree in Biology and Psychology from Rutgers University. He later attended New York University where he received a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree. He opened his own dental office, Old Bridge Dental Care which was awarded the best dental award for two straight years. His desire to help people who suffered from sleep disorders was met with many challenges. Most of these challenges and oppositions were from physicians who performed the sleep tests on patients. Dr. Weisfogel realized that providing a solution to sleep disorders globally meant that he would need to travel the world with new strategies to help him efficiently achieve his dream.https://www.sharecare.com/user/avi-weisfogel-1/profile
In 2012, Dr. Weisfogel founded the Owners Unlimited Sleep Patients, which was a platform where experienced dentists and sleep experts could gather and express their points of view. Here he was able to introduce and lecture on different models and methods used in general medicine and sleep dentistry. He then launched the Dental Sleep Master’s Program which was tailored to appliances used to offer some relief to people with sleep disorders. The specialty was a specific type of sleep wear that did not interfere with breathing while the patient slept. Another treatment included an oral appliance that supported the jaw while one slept. Today, Dr. Weisfogel spends a well rounded day at his office. He starts his day by praying for one hour, then talking with his life coach for an hour. The rest of the day he spends doing everything else, including business meetings, speaking, and blogs.