One of the greatest challenges professionals face is changing professions. Transitioning into a new profession especially after several successful years in the current one is difficult. It is a career move that is deeply mired in uncertainties and risks. However, Avi Weisfefogel successfully transitioned into entrepreneurship and sleep apnea specialist having worked successfully as a dentist in a multiple award winning career where he made a name for himself operating his own practice, Old Gridge Dental Care. He successfully transition into the new profession has been enabled by his passion for tackling sleep apnea; a silent sleeping disorder affecting millions of people unknowingly around the globe. He identified the information gap in understanding, diagnosing, treating and managing sleep apnea especially among medical practitioners. After making his initial steps in the new profession, Dr. Weisfogel has grown in stature in the profession to become a master of sleep disorders especially sleep apnea and instructing medical practitioners on the condition. Through seminars organized by Dental Sleep Masters, one of the companies he founded, Dr. Weisfogel enlighten medical practitioners on the condition.
Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy
Avi Weisfogel took the first step towards entrepreneurship when he opened his own dental practice, Old Bridge Dental Career. It is while working at his practice that he encountered patients suffering from sleep apnea. After identifying the knowledge gap on this condition, he left his award winning career to establish Healthy Heart Sleep in 2010 to specialize in sleep apnea awareness and sale of products for managing the condition. He also founded Healthy Heart Sleep and Owner Unlimited Sleep Patient before founding Dental Sleep Masters in 2014. The latter has played a key role in creating awareness on sleep apnea.
He is also an active philanthropist who dedicated to ensuring that children have access to quality healthcare services. Recently, he opened a GoFundMe page to raise money to support Operation Smile’s campaign to offer free surgical correction to children and young adults suffering from dental cleft and other dental disorders and more information click here.
In addition to her 15 years of experience in the dentistry industry, Avi Weisfogel holds a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from New York University, College of Dentistry. He is a graduate of Rutgers University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree with specialization in psychology, Biology and learn more about Avi.