Dr. Avi Weisfogel pays homage to his inner-city roots

You probably know of Dr. Avi Weisfogel as the man who has revolutionized the practice of dentistry in the United States. Through his company, Dental Sleep Masters, Dr. Avi Weisfogel has brought new treatment modalities to a stubborn and rapacious disease that has been a perennial killer since time immemorial.

What you probably didn’t know is that Dr. Weisfogel has long harbored a passion for the spoken arts. As this article details, Avi Weisfogel has long had talents that extend far beyond the dentist’s chair.

Escape from the hood

Due to a confluence of unfortunate circumstances, Weisfogel was forced to go live with his grandmother in Newark during his 8th-grade year. On his first day of school, he was shocked to see that, for the first time in his life, he was the minority. With over 80 percent of the student body being comprised of African Americans, Weisfogel was immersed in an environment that he had only previously seen on television.

He quickly learned the hard realities of ghetto life. The grinding poverty and lawlessness meant that the most important asset a young man could have was street cred. At first, Weisfogel was bullied and even called racist insults. But he quickly befriended a number of students and started attending parties and after school rap battles. To everyone’s surprise, Weisfogel had a lyrical talent that few could compete with.

He quickly gained a reputation as being one of the most ruthless lyricists on the streets. In rap battle after rap battle, no one could touch his ability to freestyle devastating rejoinders and brutal dress-downs of his opponents. He began cutting early tracks with local producers. But after a close friend was killed in a drive-by shooting at a local chicken restaurant, Weisfogel recognized the danger of continuing to indulge in the game. He resolved to study hard and get into college.

But he never lost his passion for rap, producing and music. Today, after a 25-year hiatus, he’s wading back into music production. Given his towering accomplishments in other fields, Dr. Weisfogel is one aspiring rapper worth keeping an eye on.


Avi Weisfogel: war on sleep apnea

Medical physicians and dental professionals have teamed up to fight the war on sleep apnea.
As research has developed in the previous year’s more information is known about this dangerous condition; In recent years it has been discovered that sleep apnea is linked to cardiovascular disease diabetes and stroke. Dr. Avi Weisfogel has dedicated his career to uncovering the issue of sleep apnea and finding new innovative technologies to help combat the growing problem.
As the founder of Dental Sleep Master, Dr. Avi Weisfogel has helped create a model for primary, secondary and certified sleep physicians that aims to generate better patient care while advancing the medical community. In the future, more diagnoses of sleep apnea are expected to increase. The advancements in technology will relieve current undiagnosed sufferers of this condition without the hassle of bulky or complicated equipment of the past.
THN Sleep Therapy is a new technological advancement developed by IM Thera Medical that was recently approved by the FDA for experimentation in clinical trials.
The smaller user-friendly designs of the future treatments for sleep apnea encourage more patients to seek professional treatment. These small, noninvasive implants require little to no maintenance and eliminate the need of disruptive machinery or uncomfortable, embarrassing masks.
Sleep apnea sufferers can experience frequent bouts of disturbed rest up to thirty times a night.
Fortunately, in the recent years, upper airway stimulation had recently been approved by the FDA in 2014 and had been well tolerated among patients.
About Dr. Avi Wesifogel
Dr. Avi Weisfogel managed his first dental practice, Old Bridge Dental Care in 1999. While managing his office for over 15 years, he earned the honor of The Best Dentist for numerous years. During the years working in his practice, he soon grew an interest in sleeping disorders and began his commitment to the cause. Using his extensive knowledge and experience with sleep disorders he helps dentists identify potential patients and assists with helping them find treatment.