Avi Weisfogel, owner of Old Bridge Dental Care, began his career as a dentist, but later developed an interest in sleep disorders. Avi Weisfogel’s professional career focuses on the role dental issues play in sleep disorders, including sleep apnea. With his knowledge of dentistry, he developed a way to teach both patients and other dentists how to understand and treat sleep problems in relation to dental trouble. He has contributed to the professional realm of dentistry in an innovative and philanthropic way by developing programs and fundraisers for the education and treatment of dental and sleep problems. Avi has shown his passion for the wellness of others through a recent philanthropic effort with Operation Smile.
Avi Weisfogel graduated from Rutgers University and earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and biology. He went on to earn a doctor of dental surgery degree from New York University. In 1999, he started the Old Bridge Dental Care practice in his hometown of Old Bridge, New Jersey. Upon realizing how dental trouble can be related to sleep disorders, he studied and developed a way to address the way to help people who suffer from sleep disorders. Through his knowledge and experience, he went on to create the the Dental Sleep Masters Seminars. Through this program, people are able to learn how to improve their sleep quality and ways to treat their own sleeping disorders, specifically sleep apnea.
The additional programs Weisfogel created serve to help other dental professionals. Through Healthy Heart Sleep, developed in 2010, dentists learn how to create their own sleep disorder treatment labs and how to better understand the patients who suffer from sleep disorders. This organization attracts dentists from all over the world.
His most recent philanthropic venture is with Operation Smile. Through this effort, it is clear his passion for dentistry extends to those who are in need. He started a GoFundMe page for Operation Smile, a medical charity organization that helps children around the world. The organization was started by Dr. William Magee and his wife. The group has been active since 1982 and has assisted in getting children and teens surgical attention for their facial deformities. Weisfogel hopes to help Operation Smile continue their mission in helping those in need of life enhancing medical attention. To learn more or participate in the GoFundMe efforts, visit the website here.
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