Dentist and owner of Old Bridge Dental Center, Avi Weisfogel, continues to put his money where his mouth is. Recently, he set up a GoFundMe account to raise $2,000 for Operation Smile. Children have always been his priority. Weisfogel says that all children, regardless of geographic location and socioeconomic standing, should have access to dental services.
Operation Smile was formed in 1982 for that very purpose. The international organization, formed in 1982 by Bill and Kathy Magee, provides medical procedures at no cost. The organization provides services for children and young adults who suffer from facial deformities like cleft palate and cleft lip. Thousands of medical professionals from all over the world donate their time to help children achieve a brighter future.
Avi Weisfogel has also opened a number of businesses to help patients deal with sleep apnea. Wiesfogel opened Owner Unlimited Sleep Patient and Dental Sleep Masters to help other doctors understand how to treat sleeping disorders. He also created patented appliances made specifically to treat the disorder.
According to Weisfogel, sleep apnea is a serious condition that affects millions of Americans. The highest risk group is men and women who are obese. The extra fat deposits around the neck area can obstruct airwaves and cause the sufferer to stop breathing. Weisfogel says children can also suffer from the condition, if they suffer from asthma or some other respiratory condition.Born and raised in New Jersey, Weisfogel graduated from Rutgers University and New York University School of Dentistry. He has operated the Old Bridge Dental Center for over 15 years. Weisfogel resides in Orange, NJ with his wife and four children.