Sleep apnea is often regarded in the popular mind as a benign condition with few if any serious consequences. Recent research by Dr.Avi Weisfogel and his team at Dental Sleep Masters is challenging that current concept with his discovery of the connection between sleep apnea and chronic illnesses. According to Avi Weisfogel sleep apnea is connected to many of the most common serious conditions like diabetes and cardiovascular disease. To the physicians and dentists at Dental Sleep Masters this connection suggests that the treatment of sleep apnea needs to be taken more seriously and better solutions must be developed.
When Weisfogel founded Dental Sleep Master, he did so with the intention of producing innovation in the treatment of sleep apnea. Current treatment options are simply not effective in many patients. Dental Sleep Masters aims to improve upon current sleep apnea treatment with a new generation of implantable devices. Using their discoveries to improve this technology the team hopes to address the concerns of patients who aren’t being served very well by available means. A unique aspect of Weisfogel’s Dental Sleep Master team is the inclusion of dentists in the sleep apnea research. Weisfogel hopes to involve dentists in the primary treatment of sleep apnea.
Patients with sleep apnea find their lives greatly compromised by the condition. A typical sleep apnea patient may wake up as many as 30 times during the night. To treat this Avi Weisfogel has focused his attention on stimulating the airway muscles in order to keep them open. A couple of years ago one his devices aimed at this goal was approved by the FDA to enter the market. Building on the success of this device Weisfogel continues to innovate and produce even better treatment options for his patients at Dental Sleep Masters.