Sleep is one of the most important aspects of life. It is the time when people get to relax and the body has the opportunity to rejuvenate and recuperate from stress. Not having enough sleep can lead to problems both in health and appearance. One of the common sleep problems is sleep apnea. It is a condition characterized by pauses in breathing while the person sleeps. Some experience one to two pauses while others have a severe type. They wake up in the middle of the night gasping for air.
Dr. Avi Weisfogel : Dental Sleep Master
Dr. Avi Weisfogel is one of the few medical professionals who specialize in sleep medicine. In fact, he has the one who revolutionized the treatment and management of sleep apnea using dentistry. His mission is to help patients with sleep apnea and other-related sleep conditions. He also wants to help dentists and allied medical professionals in broadening their scope of practice.
He graduated from Rutgers University and took up doctor of dental surgery at New York University. Right after earning his license as a dentist, he opened his own dental practice in New Jersey; Old Bridge Dental Care. He was excellent at being a dentist. As a matter of fact, he was recognized as the best dentist for two consecutive years. While seeing patients in his clinic, he noticed that many of his patients complain of not getting enough sleep at night. This problem has affected their health and way of life.
For someone deeply involved in the medical field, he felt the urge to find solutions to sleep-related problems like sleep apnea. From dentistry, he moved into sleep medicine. He studies sleep medicine and spent money on research. It was a gamble as not everyone is on board with him. As a matter of fact, many people with sleep apnea don’t even realize that they have it. However, Dr. Avi’s determination to help raise awareness about sleep apnea and the need to treat and manage it are strong.
Dr. Avi Weisfogel Launched the Dental Sleep Master’s Program
He founded Owner Unlimited Sleep Patients. He also launched the Dental Sleep Master’s Program. He created oral appliances using the dentistry approach in the treatment and management of sleep apnea. He started giving lectures to dentists and allied medical professionals about the different ways to treat and manage sleep apnea using dental appliance. Business was doing great and some medical professionals partnered with him.
Although business was doing great for a few years, it came to a point when his business struggled. The business partnership became too ambitious. They end up spending more money until such time that they can no longer recover their expenses. A lot of factors come to play such as stiff business competition, awareness, and differences between him and his business partners. To cut the story short, the business failed and they put the blame on him. A lot of negative things were said about him; scam artist, fraud, and the likes.
His license as a dentist and his reputation as a medical professional and businessman were put on the line.
Dr. Avi Weisfogel’s advice to medical professionals who are thinking of starting their business is to:
- Choose your business partners wisely.
- Plan your business marketing strategy.
- Put everything into writing.
- Always have a backup plan.
Today, Dr. Avi Weisfogel is back in the business. He is one of the most sought after sleep experts in the world. He continues to find solutions to sleep-related problems using dentistry.