The negative effects of sleep apnea have become more apparent to medical professionals in the last few years. Because of new advances in research, the correlation between sleep apnea and serious conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and stroke have become more apparent. A new urgency has developed to find treatments for sleep apnea. Dr. Avi Weisfogel is the founder of Dental Sleep Masters and uses his background in sleep disorders and treatment to help advance this industry.
About 90% of people suffering from sleep apnea have yet to be diagnosed. Dental Sleep Masters have developed a new model for primary as well as secondary care physicians that results in better care for patients while creating opportunities in the medical community.
Physicians and sleep physicians have joined with dentists in order to treat people suffering from sleep apnea. People with sleep apnea can wake up as many as thirty times a night. New devices are being developed in hopes of helping the cause since most patients have not responded well to previously developed mechanical treatments.
Effective treatment involves stimulating the airways in order for muscles to stay open. This Upper airway stimulation has been approved by the FDA in 2014 and is successfully tolerated by many patients. The treatment of this disorder is expected to increase as more breakthroughs are found.
In 1999, Dr. Avi Weisfogel established Old Bridge Dental-his first dental practice. He has managed his office for over fifteen years and has even earned accolades from the community and Best Dentist recognition for many years. He began to explore the link between dentists and physicians and the effect they can have on patients with sleep apnea during these years.
He founded many companies in the dental-related sleep disorder industry and in 2014 he established Dental Sleep Masters in order to help dentists use oral appliances to treat sleep disorders. Dr. Avi Weisfogel has a DDS from New York University College of Dentistry and holds a BA in biology and psychology from Rutgers University. He continues to help dentists identify potential patients and help these patients receive secure treatment.