Medical scientists and practitioners have long known that sleep apnea and other sleep disorders, are not only uncomfortable and inconvenient, but that these maladies may also lead to other, more severe health problems, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. With this in mind, the medical community is taking great strides to simplify, and improve, the treatment of sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea.
The FDA approved devices that encourage upper airway stimulation in 2014, and since that time, many innovations have been made in the devices used in the treatment of sleep apnea. Currently, the most-used treatments for sleep disorders are bulky, intrusive, and can be difficult to use on a nightly basis. Dr Avi Weisfogel, is among the practitioners working toward smaller, sleeker, and more user-friendly devices to effectively combat sleep apnea and other sleep disorders. Unfortunately, the cumbersome nature of commonly used devices can inhibit patients from seeking treatment.
Implantable devices, on the other hand, are much smaller in size, and do not require the patient to use any masks or noisy machinery. Dr. Avi Weisfogel, has greatly contributed to the start of primary care physicians working with dentists to achieve better results for sleep apnea patients. Including dental health in the pursuit of better treatments for sleep disorders, is a fairly new concept, but one that has yielded important results.
Dr. Avi Weisfogel has long been a pioneer in this field, and through his work as the Founder of Dental Sleep Masters in 2014, has brought dentists into the care and treatment of sleep disorder sufferers. Avi established his first practice, Old Bridge Dental Care, in 1999. It was there, that he began to explore the possibilities of doctors and dentists working together to combat sleep disorders such as sleep apnea.
A graduate of Rutgers University, and New York University College of Dentistry, Dr. Weisfogel is dedicated to improving his patients’ lives through advancements in the treatments for sleep apnea and other sleep disorders. His dedication and commitment to helping others to overcome the suffering of sleep disorders, has been, and continues to be, his life’s work.