Physicians are learning more and more about sleep apnea. Recent studies indicate there is a connection between sleep apnea and such serious medical conditions as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and stroke. Dr. Avi Weisfogel, the founder of Dental Sleep Masters, is said to have a rather “extensive background” in sleep apnea and other sleep disorders and their treatment.
Approximately 90 percent of those who have sleep apnea are not yet even diagnosed. Dental Sleep Masters has come up with a new model for doctors. It reveals the big picture of the disorder and therefore has better results.
The new tool, THN Sleep Therapy, was built by ImThera Medical. It was greenlighted by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in 2014 for experimental use in clinical trials. The new device is a tiny implantable device that does not require the additional use of uncomfortable masks or disruptive equipment.
Essentially, It stimulates the muscles of the airway in order to keep them open. It has thus far had good results. Dr. Avi Weisfogel’s model is said by some online sources to be integral in finding sleep disorder solutions for the overall population.
Weisfogel has a lot of experience in the fields of both sleep disorders and sleep treatments. But where did it all begin? It began with an education.
After high school, He earned a BA in biology and psychology from Rutgers University. He then earned a DDS from New York University College of Dentistry. In 1999 when he founded his first dental practice–Old Bridge Dental Care.
He ran the office for more than 15 years. More than once he was deemed “Best Dentist” by the community. More importantly, it was then that he first started to research the subject of sleep and how both physicians and dentists can treat sleep disorders.
That brings us to 2014. It was that year that he officially launched Dental Sleep Masters. His goal was to help dentists work in the area of sleep disorder treatments via the use of advanced oral appliances.