Sleep apnea is a sleep condition in which the individual stops breathing for a few seconds or minutes. Millions of Americans have the disorder, and are uninformed by medical physicians they suffer from the condition. Over the years, certified sleep physicians addressed the issue and performed comprehensive research to find the cause and treatments. Avi Weisfogel, Co-Founder of Dental Sleep Masters (DMS) has spent years researching sleep apnea and created the DSM Practice Model to transform the way patients receives treatments, referrals, and diagnosis. His mission is to offer solutions that benefit patients and primary & secondary physicians.
Certified sleep physicians and medical physicians associate the disorder with medical conditions, such as anxiety, depression, diabetes, heart conditions, and injuries. Avi Weisfogel discontinued practicing dentistry to specialize in sleep apnea. He founded Owner Unlimited Sleep Patient and co-founded Healthy Heart Sleep, in Old Bridge, New Jersey. In 2014, Weisfogel co-founded Dental Sleep Masters to teach and train dentists and physicians through a marketing program.
Dental Sleep Masters Model offers dentists and physicians two options; enhance their practice by adding dental sleep medicine or limit practice to sleep medicine. In early practice at DSM, he focused on a marketing system that was taught to healthcare practitioners through seminars. The new model is for primary and secondary care physicians, which comprises of certified sleep physicians and sleep labs. DSM Practice Model offers a level one clinical course and the DSM Program includes advanced level two and level three sleep medicine courses.
Avi Weisfogel graduated from Rutgers University, earning a BA in biology. He received his doctrine degree from New York University, College of Dentistry. Weisfogel hasn’t left dentistry entirely, for more than 15 years he provides cosmetic dentistry services to Operation Smile. The non-profit organization helps national and international children receive the necessary services to correct cleft lips and facial deformities.
On September 8th, 2016, Dental Sleep Master announced the new DSM Model in a PR Newswire press release. Weisfogel has inclusive sleep apnea knowledge through thorough research and practice. His goals are to introduce DSM model to the healthcare industry; offer courses for physicians and dentists to receive certification; and begin practice.