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Dentistry Helps with Sleep Apnea

Dentistry Helps with Sleep Apnea

Over the last few years, medical professionals have started to look into the effects that sleep apnea has on people. New research has shown that there is a link between sleep apnea and other serious health conditions such as stroke, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Doctor Avi Weisgofel who has a background in sleep disorders and treatment, is working to find to help sleep apnea.

About 90% of people who suffer from sleep apnea have gone undiagnosed. It is thought that people with this disorder, wake up around 30 times a night. Which has caused there to be a growing need to find a way to treat it. Avi and his team at Dental Sleep Masters have started to look into this condition. They have worked to set up a new model for physicians to use. This has resulted in sleep patients getting better care while furthering the medical world.

Physicians, sleep physicians, and dentists have joined together to people those that suffer from sleep apnea. The treatment of this sleep disorder is thought to experience a breakthrough in the next few years.

The mix of medical and dental professionals have created a whole model of care to treat patients better. It is believed that Avi’s model is the key to finding a way to treat sleep apnea that can help the general population.

Avi Weisfogel studied at Rutgers University and earned his BA in biology and psychology. He went to New York University College of Dentistry where he then opened his first dental practice in 1999. He stayed and managed this office for over 15 years. It was during this time that he earned the ‘Best Dentist’ award for several years.

It was in 2010 that he left his practice, and opened his first company that focused on sleep. Avi began to look into how sleep and dentistry affect each other. This research leads him to found the Dental Sleep Masters in 2014. He opened this business to help find a way to treat sleep apnea using oral appliances. Here he takes his knowledge of sleep apnea and dentistry to help patients.