Sleep is something many people take for granted. They lay down each night and go to sleep without a problem. But for a growing number of people worldwide getting a good night sleep remains only a dream. Many of these people suffer with sleep apnea and other breathing related sleep problem. Dr. Avi Weisfogel can help. For almost 20 years he’s been doing research and working with patients and dentists to come up with innovative techniques for using dental services and dental appliances to help people suffering from sleep apnea and other types of sleep problems.
After graduating from Rutgers University with a bachelor’s degree in biology and psychology, Avi Weisfogel enrolled at the NYU College of Dentistry to work on his DDS. While there he became aware dental services might be able to help people suffering with sleep problems. Weisfogel then began to do research on the connection between dental services and sleep problems. Over the past decade and a half he’s been able to make a number of breakthroughs that have improved the ability of patients with sleep problems to get some sleep. They involve the use of dental appliances.
Dr. Weisfogel now has in-depth knowledge about sleep apnea and other sleep problems and addresses them through his dental practice. He also works with many other dentists nationally and worldwide to identify potential patients and treat them. He has also helped many dentists to expand their practices to offer treatment for people with breathing related sleep problems. This has been a boon to both the dentists and patients with sleep issues over the last 15 years. And Dr. Weisfogel’s work is not yet complete. He continues to lecture and work with people from a wide array of industries to create treatments for sleep problems.
Dr. Weisfogel uses his knowledge and experience treating sleep apnea to increase awareness that dentists can help patients with sleep problems get the treatment they need. He also helps dentists with staff training, online screening, business practice methods, billing methods and more to enable them to begin treating sleep disorders in their dental practices.