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Dr. Avi Weisfogel Applies his Expertise to Find Solutions to Sleep Apnea

Worry about the destructive effects of sleep apnea has increased in the recent past. Research shows that there is a correlation between conditions like diabetes, stroke and cardiovascular diseases and sleep apnea. A sense of urgency to tackle sleep apnea has led to the consultation of Dr. Avi Weisfogel. Thanks to his experience in sleep disorders, he has been charged with the responsibility of leading the cause to treat those with sleep apnea.

Dr. Avi Weisfogel with the help of his team has come up with a model for principal and secondary care physicians that calls for the inclusion of certified sleep physicians. This model increases opportunities within the medical community and results to better care for patients. Dentists have also joined the physicians and sleep physicians to offer clinical support.

Progress has been noted regarding devices as new devices are coming up to assist in clinical care. One such device is the THN Sleep Therapy. This device was developed by ImThera Medical and was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for experimentation in clinical trials. The great aspect of this implantable device is that it does not require the use of uncomfortable masks or noisy machinery. This makes it more user-friendly consequently encouraging patients with sleep apnea to seek treatment. More progress was also noted when the FDA approved the stimulation of the upper airway. This was after it became clear that treatment was necessary to stimulate the airway muscles to stay open to allow the patients to sleep well.

About Dr. Avi Weisfogel

Dr. Avi Weisfogel is a guru in the treatment of sleep disorders. His first solo establishment was a dental practice by the name Old Bridge Dental Care in 1999. His prowess at the trade earned him the designation of Best Dentist from the community for some years. It was during this time as a dentist that he began exploring the possibilities of dentists and physicians helping each other treat sleep disorders.

To assist dentists to break into the world of treating sleep order, he established Dental Sleep Masters in 2014.Dr. Avi has a rich educational background having graduated from Rutgers University. While there, he specialized in biology and psychology. He is also a DDS graduate of the New York University College