According to a recent online article on PRNewswire.com, medical professionals have pointed out the increased awareness of the negative effects of sleep apnea. The article mentions that studies show a correlation between sleep apnea and diseases like stroke, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Since these studies highlight such risks, there is an even greater need to find treatments for sleep apnea, says the article. Dr. Avi Weisfogel, founder of Dental Sleep Masters, is a well-known expert in sleep disorders and treatments. He has done a lot in sleep research, says the article.
He leads the way for diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea. The article says that at least 90% of the population have undiagnosed apnea. Since it is so imperative that people know about the consequences of this disorder, Dr. Weisfogel and his team are working tirelessly to inform the public.
Dental Sleep Masters has created sleep labs that partner primary and secondary care physicians with certified sleep doctors, the article states. This model opens more opportunity in the medical community to provide better care for their patients. Doctors and dentists have joined together to help those who suffer from sleep apnea. As more breakthroughs occur, there will be an increase in the treatment of the disorder, says the article. Many dentists can devote their practice to the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea.
As more medical devices are being developed, clinical care will improve. Not all patients respond well to the mechanical treatments of the past, says the article. A new device called THN Sleep Therapy was mentioned. It was developed by IMThera Medical and approved for clinical trials by the FDA.
There were other treatments mentioned in the article. Alternative treatments are smaller and more friendly to the user, says the article. They are actually implanted in the body. That means no more noisy and uncomfortable CPAP machines. Another FDA-approved treatment is upper airway stimulation.
Dr. Avi Weisfogel graduated from Rutgers University with a BA in biology and psychology. He later got his dental training and DDS from New York University College of Dentistry. In 1999, he opened Old Bridge Dental Care, his first dental practice. He has earned Best Dentist awards in the community for several years.
He established Dental Sleep Masters in 2014. He wanted to help develop dental appliances to treat sleep apnea. Dr. Wiesfogel helps doctors and dentists across the country identify patients who need treatment.