If you ask Avi Weisfogel his occupation, you might expect him to say “dentist.” But there is more to Weisfogel than just being a dentist. Instead of simply taking care of patients’ teeth, he uses his dentistry to help those with sleep disorders. After leaving private practice, Weisfogel established Dental Sleep Masters in 2010. This company learned that many people with sleep apnea and similar disorders can be treated by adding oral appliance therapy to any sleep medicine treatment. Similar to a mouth guard worn by athletes, this custom fit device helps keep the patient’s airway open to aid in a good night’s sleep. Avi Weisfogel has created three levels of education courses for dentists who wish to use his oral appliance therapy in their practice, as well as attracting more patients that need help with their sleep disorders. Weisfogel also puts on lectures to explain to other dentists how they can help patients with sleep disorders.
Along with his dentistry/sleep disorder business, Weisfogel is also very active in charity work. He launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for Operation Smile. This organization, established in the 1980s, helps children around the world in areas where proper dental care is lacking. Operation Smile has performed 200,000 surgical procedures since its creation.
But it’s not all work for Avi Weisfogel. He has quite a few interests away from the dental world. Weisfogel is an avid New York Rangers fan. He also enjoys classic rock and is a fan of Pink Floyd and Billy Joel.