Dr. Avi Weisfogel is a dentist in New Jersey who began his practice in 1999. He worked hard and built up his business and managed it for 15 years, earning several awards of commendation for being the most popular dentist in his town. Then one day something very interesting began to happen. Patients would begin to share with him the problems that they were having with sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is a condition where the throat and tongue relax when a person is sleeping, and the tongue blocks the breathing airway while a person is asleep. A choking sensation happens next, and the individual wakes up temporarily and begins to breathe again. This scenario happens off and on all night long, and when the person wakes up in the morning, they are very tired, even though they feel like they slept all night.
When Dr. Avi Weisfogel inquired as to how this condition was being treated, he received hundreds of different answers, so he was puzzled. He began to investigate this condition on his own and started to run a few experiments on his patients. Lo and behold he began to have some success with the devices that he had designed for some of his patients.
The device would hold the patient’s jaw in place while they were asleep, and that kept the tongue in check too. Soon he had all of his sleep apnea patients in the jaw harness and everyone was very happy.
He also began to share his experiences with other dentists because he wanted them to know how to help their patients too. In 2014 he established Dental Sleep Masters as a means of sharing with other dentists the progress that he had made in treating this condition. After all, the tongue and the throat are within the purview of the dental practice, and he had amassed quite a bit of material and knowledge by now about sleep apnea.
Now he is living the life of his dreams. He is meeting people from around the world and his total focus is to help other dentists everywhere with his findings and his work.