10-15 years ago, mention “sleep apnea” and almost everyone would give you a look as if you were speaking to them in latin – “what did you say?” But as more and more people are becoming aware of sleep apnea (a sleeping disorder in which a person will go through periodic moments during their sleep without breathing, sometimes up to a minute) more are realizing they may actually have it.
Enter Dr. Avi Weisfogel. A twenty-year plus medical professional, Dr. Weisfogel spent his first fifteen years strictly as a dentist, with a thriving practice that awarded him more than once “Best Dentist of the Year”. But being a dentist gave doctor Weisfogel a unique perspective on his patients – literally. When your mere inches from your patient’s face, one gets a good look – and what he noticed in some was a tired, worn-out countenance. This got Dr. Weisfogel curious and then thinking and the conclusion he figured could be sleep apnea.
But Dr. Weisfogel was not content to merely diagnose his patient’s situation, he looked to marry his dental practice with a solution for sleep apnea – an unconventional thought that has lead to many successful results over the past five years. The thinking – if I as a doctor deal with my patients in an oral-manner (through the breathing passage of mouth) maybe there is an oral solution to their situation.
His desire to help all patients led him to opening Healthy Heart Sleep in 2010. Taking the knowledge he learned, he began to help other physicians treat sleep disorders. This led to the establishment of Owner Unlimited Sleep Patient in 2012 to help dentists see how they can help cure sleep disorders.
Dr. Weisfogel continues to lead this field as his solutions are being used throughout the dental industry.