Dr. Avi Weisfogel has been making a career shift over the past couple years moving from standard dentistry practice into a full-time sleep researcher and practitioner. Weisfogel started finding this passion several years ago when he was noticing patients coming into his office that had signs of sleep trouble, and when he started looking into it he saw how fascinating sleep medicine was. Weisfogel saw how his medical and dentistry knowledge could help these patients as many sleep problems were caused by mouth or breathing problems, so he started Dental Sleep Masters as a way to help patients and doctors address the problem.
Since Dr. Weisfogel is considered a bit of a medical entrepreneur in his own right, Ideamensch decided to ask him a little more about his work. Weisfogel said he got the idea for Dental Sleep Masters because he felt it was a little-known area and since he knew how to market his ideas he decided to go with it. Weisfogel can put his ideas to work once he’s written them down on paper and his ideal patent would be an app that could take everything he says and turn it into typed notes. The book that’s been his source of inspiration is Eckhart Tolle’s The Power Of Now.
Avi Weisfogel grew up in a family with medical backgrounds, including that of his father who was a medical technician. At Rutgers University he studied Biology and psychology prior to deciding he wanted to go into dentistry. He then earned his DDS at the NYU College of Dentistry and opened his first office in Edison, NJ. Not long after he moved the office to Old Bridge where it became known as Old Bridge Dental Care and it became a very popular office in the area. Dr. Weisfogel earned several accolades from Newark, NJ dentists associations including being named the Best Dentist several times. His first venture into the sleep world started by founding Healthy Heart Sleep.