Operation Smile, a worthwhile non-profit, states on their website they believe “every child deserves exceptional surgical care.” Also having these corresponding beliefs, award winning New Jersey Dentist, Avi Weisfogel, has decided to start a GoFundMe page for Operation Smile. The campaign will raise $2,000 for the cause. Operation Smile helps children in third-world countries receive safe surgery mostly in the facial region including cleft lip and palate. The foundation was started in the 1980s and began in the Philippines by Dr. William and Kathleen Magee. Heartbroken for the children they couldn’t help on the first trip to the Philippines, the Magees vowed to return; thus, Operation Smile was conceived. Now the non-profit helps children in every country around the world and has thousands of volunteers.
A charity close to Avi’s heart, he hopes to help Operation Smile the best he can. Avi Weisfogel’s career in dentistry started shortly after his graduation from New York University College of Dentistry in 1998. He bought out a dying practice and began working in his home town of Old Bridge, New Jersey at, a practice called Old Bridge Dental Care. With a growing practice and many satisfied patients, Avi decided to sell the practice for a profit and find a practice that suited his growing needs.
After some time at his new practice, Avi decided what he really wanted was to help patients with sleep apnea. already seeing a few patients, Avi Weisfogel was determined to see more. After years of research, he had a plan and started Dental Sleep Masters where he sees hundreds of sleep apnea patients. He also founded Owner Unlimited Sleep Patients where he taught courses on how to achieve the same success with sleep patients. The course takes a few days to teach and requires continued support along the way. A sports fan and music lover, Avi loves to watch Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Browns and is a fan of Pink Floyd. He also stays active skiing.