The Dental Sleep Master: Avi Weisfogel

Everyone knows that disrupted sleep can cause physical stress and over time can wear down a person’s ability to fight infections and disease. Understanding the underlying causes of sleep deprivation is a key component to getting the recommended amount of sleep each night.

Dental sleep masters are experts at finding out the direct causes of sleep deprivation. In many cases sleep deprivation is caused by a physical blockage and a misalignment of the jaw. Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common sleep disorder that people experience. There are three ways to treat this type of sleep disorder. The traditional CPAP that pumps oxygen in and opens up airways is probably the most popular. The not as popular treatment option is the oral appliance. Surgery is always a last resort for many sleep deprived patients.

Avi Weisfogel founded the Dental Sleep Master program when he discovered that there wasn’t much out there about the effectiveness of oral appliances with sleep disorders such as sleep apnea. He wanted dentists and physicians to have the information they need to treat their patients with sleep deprivation related illnesses.

Weisfogel knew that it was difficult for the medical community to accept that CPAP devices sometimes didn’t help patients. He felt that oral appliances helped some patients recover better than CPAP devices alone. It was important that oral appliance therapy be given a chance and a connection made with the medical community and the dentistry community. Weisfogel’s twenty years of experience with sleep disorders and his successes with his patients has resulted in collaborative efforts such as the “Healthy Heart Sleep.” Healthy Heart Sleep provided a channel for physicians and dentists to explore treatment options.

Providing patients with specific oral appliances that address the unique needs of the individual is one of the key cornerstones in treating the person. Weisfogel understands that what might fit one patient might not fit other patients. The Dental Sleep Master program that Weisfogel founded is a patient centric system. This model has created a change in how patients are treated for sleep deprivation disorders such as sleep apnea by dentists and medical personnel.