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.
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.