A Doctor of Substance: Avi Weisfogel and Sleep Apnea

Dr. Avi Weisfogel founded Dental Sleep Masters in 2014 in order for doctors and dentists to better understand sleep apnea. His team has created a model in which physicians and sleep physicians can better serve their patients in order to get a handle on the disease.

Dr. Weisfogel also wants to shine a light on sleep apnea since roughly 90% of patients are undiagnosed with the disease. He has extensive knowledge in the area of sleep apnea since beginning his dental practice in 1999. Studies have shown that sleep apnea and the correlation between cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and strokes and Dr. Weisfogel is at the forefront of treatments and advancements for this disease.
Clinical advancements in the area of sleep apnea have given patients as well as physicians new headway into combating sleep apnea. Machines have become much smaller and much more user-friendly. Also, a new procedure called THN Sleep Therapy, developed by ImaThera Medical has been approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for use in clinical trials. In many cases when patients wake up in the middle of the night, smaller user-friendly devices can help make the disease more tolerable in their everyday lives.
As technology gets more and more advanced in the area of sleep apnea, Dr. Avi Weisfogel will be leading the charge against the disease known as sleep apnea. With his expertise, physicians, sleep physicians, and most importantly their patients will be able to gain a better understanding and insight into the world of sleep apnea. This is what I mean by a doctor of substance.