Dr. Avi Weisfogel is a dentist, but he discovered that many of his patients were also struggling with sleep disturbances. As a result, Weisfogel began to research sleep habits and disturbances to determine if there was a way that he could help his patients through his practice. Those who experience disturbed sleep may also be predisposed to conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and many other related conditions as well. There are numerous conditions that fail to improve due to sleep disturbances, but oftentimes people are subject to sleep studies only to receive a noisy and expensive C-PAP machine.
Dr. Weisfogel believes that there is a better way, and the use of an oral device could change the way people are sleeping. Those who struggle with sleep problems often go undiagnosed or they are misdiagnosed. This leads to frustration, but now Dr. Weisfogel has stepped in to teach dentists and other doctors how to help their patients overcome these challenges. Now that primary care physician can help their patients to start seeking a viable solution because there is a vetted model for doctors to get their patients the help they need sooner rather than later.
This model of treatment now allows the PCP and secondary care physician to play an active role in the diagnosis and care of a patient, as well as improve the rate of properly diagnosed individuals. This model is what Dr. Weisfogel teaches through his Dental Sleep Masters seminars. There is now solid training available to all dentists that choose to go through the program, as well as a clinical support team. Additionally, those who wish to raise the bar on their program may choose to acquire coaching to help guide them through the process from start to finish. Coaching will ensure that each dentist is delivering the right care to their patients and that they are doing so in a timely manner.
Dr. Avi Weisfogel aims to change the way sleep disturbances are diagnosed and to increase the level of care and professionalism in all practices he works with.