Like any scientific or medical field, dentistry is well known for rapid change and innovation. As technology grows not only do existing practices become obsolete, but do practices become the standard. In addition, fields can develop treatments for ailments that were once completely unrelated or untreatable.
This is been the cornerstone philosophy for Dr. Avi Weisfogel. While his peers learning and practicing traditional dentistry, Dr. Weisfogel took things a step further. He decided that he was not ready to open his dental practice until he had learned to go above and beyond and treat new conditions with modern dentistry.
It’s, for this reason, that from the very first week of his practice he has been providing sleep medicine services in addition to the usual services. Up until recently sleeping positions at your sleep apnea were only treatable by a doctor at a very high cost. Thanks for the dental field and his hard work, Dr. Weisfogel can provide the service is at a deep discount.
It wasn’t too long before he realized that the impact of dental sleep medicine couldn’t be restricted to just his market. As a combination entrepreneurship and philanthropy, he established Dental Sleep Masters, a combined dental practice, and training provider.
What’s notable about Dental Sleep Masters is the collaborative nature of the project. Despite its name, Dental Sleep Masters also provides training services and information for Physicians and doctors who practice sleep medicine outside of the field of Dentistry. Reaching as many people as possible is the core mission of the organization; it is not about propping up one medical field over another, even though dentistry is his specialty and the primary focus of the group.
Dental Sleep Masters is still in its infancy, but the promise of greater collaboration and expanded medical service is just on the horizon. There is no telling just how much the ideology of the group can spread, and no limit to just how many people can be reached by Dr. Weisfogel’s training and instruction. It will be interesting to see just where Dental Sleep Masters ends up in the coming years.