Avi Weisfogel Opens Fundraiser for Operation Smile

Dr. Avi Weisfogel, who specializes in helping dentists make the connection between sleep disorders and dental abnormalities is turning his sights to helping the world renowned charity Operation Smile. A huge philanthropist himself, he became enamored with the international children’s medical charity that provides life changing surgery to those born with dental defects, such as cleft palate, which is a congenital split in the roof of the mouth. Thousands of professional staff from over eighty different countries are helping children in over sixty countries – over a quarter million free surgeries have been performed so far, to help children and teens with facial deformities.

As an undergraduate of psychology at Rutgers University, and subsequently obtaining his Dentist degree-DDS-from New York University College of Dentistry, Dr. Weisfogel has been active treating sleep disorders for over sixteen years. Five years ago, he went on to realize the importance of sleep in regards to heart health. This led him to start his “Healthy Heart Sleep” to teach doctors and patients how to overcome side effects of sleep disorders. Two years later, he started the Owner Unlimited Sleep Patients company where he travels to lecture and teaches about sleep apnea and the problems that come along with it. He has now opened his Dental Sleep Masters firm to show dentists how numerous oral devices can be used to offset sleep disorders.

Through his Dental Sleep Masters practice, Dr. Weisfogel has been able to connect patients with sleep apnea treatments and has furthered the understanding of the dysfunction and how oral appliances can alleviate the disease. Sleep apnea is a serious medical condition where the breathing pattern is interrupted several times during the night, severely disrupting a patient’s rest. The result can lead to daily forgetfulness and trouble concentrating and even contribute to cardiovascular health problems. Follow Avi on Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date on his GoFundMe Campaign!

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