Dr. Avi Weisfogel has treated patients with different mouth and teeth issues, having spent over 15 years in the dentistry profession. But now he’s become focused on finding cures for sleep disorders, using his expertise as a dentist and knowledge of the mouth in addition to studying how various devices can assist people in their sleep. Avi Weisfogel sat down with Ideamensch to discuss his business, Dental Sleep Masters (DSM) and to shed some more light on his career choices.
Weisfogel had gotten the idea for DSM because of his interest in the subject of sleep, and Avi as a marketing expert saw that there was no current niche group for it. You’ll find Dr. Weisfogel starting early in the day with rituals and meeting with his life coach, and actually doing his own scheduling for all events that take place during the day. He would tell you while he enjoys helping his patients, being a regular dentist was the job he was least passionate about until he started going all in on the world of sleep medicine. He believes in listening closely to what people have to say and taking constructive criticism in order to do a job better. The man he says influenced him the most is Apple founder, Steve Jobs.
Avi Weisfogel was introduced to the medical world at a young age as his father was a cardiologist. He became interested in life sciences at first and got his bachelor’s degree at Rutgers University in biology and psychology, and then became interested in dentistry upon graduating and earned his DDS from the College of Dentistry at New York University. He spent most of his dental career at Old Bridge Dental Care and started breaking into the sleep treatment program in the mid 2000’s and founded Healthy Heart Sleep prior to starting Dental Sleep Masters.
Dr. Weisfogel is a husband and father to several children, and he values his family time very deeply. He also gives back to his community by hosting or being a part of different charity events. He’s also started a GoFundMe page for supporting Operation Smile, an endeavor to help young children in impoverished countries with birth defects such as cleft lips or palates afford treatments.