What Dental Sleep Masters has created is a new model for primary and secondary care physicians that is also inclusive of certified sleep physicians and the sleep labs they operate. This model represents the larger picture and results in better care for patients while also increasing opportunities within the medical community.
Physicians and sleep physicians have been joined by dentists who can offer clinical support for those suffering from sleep apnea. The treatment of this disorder will only increase in coming years as more breakthroughs emerge. Dentists may find a large portion of their practice can be devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea.
Clinical care will continue to be buoyed by new devices being developed. Many patients do not respond positively to the previously developed mechanical treatments for sleep apnea. THN Sleep Therapy is a new device developed by ImThera Medical and was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration for experimentation in clinical trials.
More alternative treatments are becoming smaller in size and more user friendly. This will encourage more patients to seek a cure for their sleep apnea. These small implantable devices do not require the use of noisy and disruptive machinery or uncomfortable masks.
Because those with sleep apnea may wake up to 30 times a night, it became clear that a treatment was needed that could stimulate the airway muscles to stay open. Upper airway stimulation was approved by the FDA in 2014 and has been well tolerated among patients.
The integration of medical and dental professionals is essential to create a model of care that can effectively treat patients. Dr. Avi Weisfogel's model is integral in finding solutions that will benefit the general population. By treating this previously undiagnosed portion of people, professionals will find their business increase while also doing an important public service.
About Dr. Avi Weisfogel
Dr. Avi Weisfogel, the founder of Dental Sleep Masters, has an extensive background in sleep treatment and sleep disorders. In 1999, he established his first dental practice, Old Bridge Dental Care. Managing the office for over 15 years, he earned accolades from the community including designation as Best Dentist for multiple years. During this time, Dr. Avi Weisfogel began exploring the world of sleep and learning about how dentists and physicians can help patients who suffer from sleep disorders. He then went on to found multiple companies in the industry of dental related sleep disorders. In 2014, he established Dental Sleep Masters to further help dentists break into the world of sleep through the usage of oral appliances to treat sleep disorders. As owner of Dental Sleep Masters, Dr. Avi Weisfogel draws on an in-depth knowledge of sleep apnea, using this information to help dentists identify potential patients and to help patients secure treatment. Dr. Weisfogel earned a BA in biology and psychology from Rutgers University and a DDS from New York University College of Dentistry. For more information, visit www.dsmelite.com.
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