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Avi Weisfogel makes revolutionary breakthrough in treatment of sleep apnea

For years, sleep apnea was one of the worst diseases that was seldom diagnosed in the United States. With more than 90 percent of people suffering from the illness not even knowing they have it, sleep apnea has long represented a serious risk to the public health. Unfortunately, the insidious disease, when not treated in its earliest and most tractable stages, often goes on to cause major health problems for those who suffer from it. Associated conditions include heart attack, stroke, peripheral artery disease and diabetes. Sleep apnea is also speculated to be one of the major contributors to workplace accidents and also a major cause of traffic fatalities.

This disease has not garnered the attention that it deserves. Many people, including those within the medical establishment, have long regarded sleep apnea as some sort of disease that malingerers say they have, like fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome. But nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, sleep apnea is a deadly condition that could directly kill and even more often, through indirect effects, causes long-term morbidity and mortality.

But one man was determined to put an end to the lax attitude towards this deadly killer. Avi Weisfogel was already known as a talented dentist from the state of New Jersey. After building up his own dental practice, Old Bridge Dental, Dr. Weisfogel decided to dedicate a large portion of his time to studying ways in which dentists could add more value to their patients’ experiences. One of the ways that Dr. Weisfogel settled on was to leverage dentists’ medical training, allowing them to make diagnoses that were traditionally reserved for the realm of physicians and other doctors.

One of the conditions that dentists are in a prime position to recognize in its earliest stages, therefore potentially saving the patient from massive suffering and even death, was sleep apnea. Dr. Avi Weisfogel set about creating a training program that would be specifically tailored to dentists and would allow them to be able to diagnose and even treat cases of sleep apnea. He founded Dental Sleep Masters, and the rest is history.

 

Today Dental Sleep Masters is the premier sleep apnea diagnostics training program for dentists.