Sleep medicine is in huge demand right now with people all across the US looking to get a healthy amount of sleep amidst a work schedule that’s busier than ever. But getting a good night’s sleep isn’t always easy and there are sometimes assistance tools that need to be used that Dr. Avi Weisfogel is researching at Dental Sleep Masters. Dentistry and sleep medicine are actually starting to merge because what happens in a patient’s mouth and respiratory system can greatly affect their ability to sleep, and Weisfogel’s dentistry background has helped him a lot in this work. Weisfogel is has been making new discoveries every day at his foundation, and he’s happy to share those discoveries with other medical experts through seminars.
Dr. Weisfogel has had many interests in health and spirituality throughout the years, and he started out considering becoming a psychologist. He studied both psychology and biology at Rutgers University, but then decided he could put both passions to work in dentistry. So after getting his DDS at the New York College of Dentistry, he opened a clinic in Old Bridge, NJ and ran it for 15 years. Weisfogel did very well gaining new patients and retaining them over the years, and he even was named Best Dentist twice during that time. But it may have come as a shock when he mentioned to Ideamensch that he wasn’t “passionate” about dentistry.
About seven years into his dentistry career, he started getting involved in sleep research on the side, and by 2010 was starting to go further into it by starting Healthy Heart Sleep. Four years later he retired from regular dentistry and changed his schedule to spend his entire day dealing with clients in the sleep medicine field. Weisfogel isn’t just a sleep medicine professional, he also gets involved in community events in Newark, NJ and is a fan of the NHL’s New York Rangers. He also is involved in charities such as Operation Smile, a medical program that helps children around the world with facial disorders, and Weisfogel setup a GoFundMe page just for them.