Dr. Avi Weisfogel, DDS is an expert in the field of sleep and the dental related problems that can occur during it. He received his DDS from the New York College of dentistry and opened his own practice in New Jersey in 1999. Avi worked and managed Old Bridge Dental Care for about 15 years, until his passion for helping people get a good night’s rest drove him to found Health Heart Sleep. This organization educated doctors all over the world on how to open and manage successful sleep labs.
In 2012, Avi Weisfogel decided that he could focus the help that he offered even more and so he started Owner Unlimited Sleep Patient, exclusively for dentists. He lectured and taught dentists how to become sleep doctors, how to gain clientele and how to treat that population through the use of dentistry. In 2014, Avi launched Dental Sleep Masters which helps dentists use appliances to treat different types of sleep problems like sleep bruxism and sleep apnea.
But, Avi Weisfogel does not believe that individuals with sleep problems are the only population who deserve his treatment and care. He also has a soft spot for children, and that passion has led him to do something pretty amazing. Recently Avi Weisfogel started a GoFundMe page to benefit Operation Smiles. GoFundMe is a website that subscribers can use to request financial assistance from anyone who is in a generous mood. They set up a profile and a goal of how much they would like receive and contributors can add as they please. Although this website has been used in the based for both those who were deserving and those who might not have been quite as misfortunate as they claimed, Dr. Weisfogel is using the power of the internet as a force for good by donating all the proceeds of his page to this well-known organization.
Operation Smiles was started in 1982 and performs regular missions to impoverished countries where children may not have good access to medical care and may desperately need life-changing or life-saving operations that they simply cannot afford. To date, the organization has performed over 220,000 operations on children and young adults free of charge. They even do corrective surgeries on young adults born with cleft lip, cleft palate or other orofacial disfigurements. Dr. Weisfogel believes that children should know that no matter what conditions they were born in, there is hope for a brighter future.