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.
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!