Avi Weisfogel is a dentist who has his own practice in the New Jersey are who just started a GoFundMe fundraiser campaign to help raise money for an organization called Operation Smile. Operation Smile has been helping young children and adolescents receive facial surgeries such as deformities, cleft palates and cleft lips along with other types of mouth abnormalities. Many children aren’t able to have the surgery they need, so Operation Smile was founded over thirty years ago to help aid the young children. It was founded by Bill and Kathy Magee in 1984. Their first mission was in the Philippines. Dr.Avi Weisfogel chose Operation Smile because of what they stand for; they ensure that children remain hopeful and don’t want them to ever lose hope. Operation Smile travels all over the world and works with local medical offices, government agencies and hospitals to help those in need. It’s a non-profit organization that is solely ran off of volunteers and donations. It’s an incredible force and service that is offered, and Dr. Weisfogel is delighted to be part of it. He has donated $2000 to get the campaign rolling, and of course hopes to be able to donate quite a bit of money collected from the GoFundMe campaign.
Dr. Weisfogel also started his own company that aligns with his practice called Dental Sleep Masters. It’s a program that is dedicated to the education and resources associated with sleep apnea and sleep disorders. The program helps educated dentists offices and their staff developing and eye for what they should be looking for with patients that have symptoms of a sleep disorder. The program gives them the knowledge and comfort to establish a diagnosis and help the patient get better sleep. While many people in the world suffer from undiagnosed sleep apnea, Dr. Weisfogel has dedicated much of his time to ensuring that they are diagnosed correctly and it’s corrected with the latest education and technology.