Many of us struggle to get a good night’s sleep on some nights, but for those who suffer from sleep apnea, the struggle can be brutal and ongoing. Unfortunately, treatment for sleep apnea can be very expensive. With a mandatory sleep study required to acquire many prescriptions for sleep apnea, it can be almost for those with a fixed income to actually pursue treatment. Even if a patient is not being prescribed drugs but is instead just being instructed to use a CPAP machine, the same sleep study is required.
It was this problem that Dr. Weisfogel sought to correct. A dentist by trade, he realized that much of the issues surrounding sleep apnea or related to the mouth and throat. He believed that there could be a dental solution to the sleep-related problem, so he began research developing custom-fit dental devices to solve this issue.
Is devices work by keeping airways open at night so patients can sleep easy. During an apnea event, the device keeps the mouth and throat from contracting and interrupting the patient’s sleep. Clinical trials have shown this treatment to be very successful in many patients, including for those they have had little success with more expensive and involved CPAP therapy.
Due to the success of his patients at his main practice, he decided to open up a standalone dental practice that focuses on sleep apnea and other sleep issues. Dental sleep masters was established with this in goal mind. By maintaining a single focus the practice is able to offer superior service and lower prices.
Dr. Avi Weisfogel‘s commitment to correcting this medical problem doesn’t stop at treatment at one location. He understands that the current treatment of sleep apnea is fundamentally broken. With more than 90% of suffers or many undiagnosed and untreated, he seeks to provide a brighter future and a good night’s rest of these people by encouraging that this practice is taken Nationwide.
As such he has spearheaded advocacy groups dedicated to promoting sleep apnea related training to dental schools around the country. Dentists who are not currently enrolled in dental school who want to be a part of the project can join him at any one of the dental sleep masters conferences held around the country to better learn about how they can help their patients live better.