Avi Weisfogel, prominent dentist and teacher. Avi Weisfogel graduated from Rutgers University with a BA in Biology and Psychology. Weisfogel continued his education at the New York University College of Dentistry, receiving his DDS. While working at his dentistry practice, he realized the need for dentists to compliment their skills in the area of Sleep Apnea, and how this illness connects to the care of dentistry and physicians in this area.
It wasn’t long before Avi Weisfogel opened the Dental Sleep Masters, providing seminars and education to dentists interested in understanding and diagnosing Sleep Apnea in their dental patients.
It was not long after Weisfogel successfully started the Dental Sleep Masters educational program that he and his wife saw an opportunity to volunteer to accompany Dr. William P. Magee, Jr., a plastic surgeon, on one of the trips with Operation Smile leaving for the Philippines. Operation Smile had previously performed surgery on children and young adults who were born with deformities such as cleft palates and other birth deformities due to nutritional deficiencies and illness. Avi Weisfogel, a prominent dental physician, and teacher, accompanied by his wife, Katherine, a nurse and social worker, became dedicated volunteers traveling worldwide performing surgery for Operation Smile.
This program has helped over 200,000 children and young adults since inception without any cost to the patients or their families. They have a small staff of 17 physicians and technicians who have visited over 60 countries performing specialty surgery over and over again. To help cover the expenses and medicine necessary to continue the program, Dr. Weisfogel has started a fund to raise money for this cause. The name of the fund is Avi Weisfogel GoFund Me to benefit Operation Smile.
The enthusiasm of this medical group to help children all over the world comes from the hearts and skills of the team. Giving of themselves and seeing the smiles on the faces of every child they help is their reward, but they can’t perform miracles without the help of others. Please help add smiles around the world by giving to this exceptionally worthy cause and allow this medical team to add smiles in countries where children are unable to receive the medical help they need to eat properly, improve their health, and smile.