Avi is a dentist that has practiced in the Manhattan area for a long time now. During his tenure as a dentist, he has received many awards for the quality of the service that he provides to the community that he serves. However, it is not his work as a dentist that has brought him to the limelight, but his efforts to deal with the sleep apnea disorder once and for all. He has put together a team that studies the problem and is looking for workable solutions to it.
The one thing that drove him towards trying to get a solution to this problem was the fact that most of the cases of people that have the condition are undiagnosed. He says that when the condition has not been diagnosed, helping the patient is very hard. The treatment options that the team he put together is looking for involve stimulation of the respiratory system using methods that have been approved by the FDA.
There are countless other initiatives that Dr. Avi Weisfogel is part of. For instance, he has been assisting an organization known as operation smile. The main responsibility of this charity is to look for children born with defects such as a cleft lip or a cleft palate and cannot afford to pay for the operations needed to rectify the problem and treat them free of charge. The charity operates in places such as India and Africa where the people who suffer from this problem are too poor to foot the bill. He has been trying to raise funds to support this charity. For instance, he created a go fund me campaign that he hope will raise enough money to support this year’s camp.
The other group that he has been leading is known as ‘The Dental Sleep Masters’. This is a group of dentists that have dedicated their time to research on sleep apnea with the hope that they will figure out the causes of the problem and come up with solutions that work. He is a really inspirational scientist and philanthropist for the people of New Jersey, the country and the world.