According to an online article on PRNewswire.com, medical professionals have a clearer picture of the negative effects that sleep apnea has on the human body. The article mentions research that shows correlation between sleep apnea and many serious health disorders, such as heart disease and stroke. Experts are looking for better treatments for sleep apnea, says the article. Dr. Avi Weisfolgel, founder of Dental Sleep Masters, has done a lot of work in the problem of sleep disorders.
The article notes that of all the people who suffer from sleep apnea, 90% are undiagnosed. Dr. Weisfogel founded Dental Sleep Masters to help diagnose and treat people with the disorder. Since it can cause serious health problems, Dr. Weisfogel and his team want to raise public awareness of sleep apnea, the article says.
Dental Sleep Masters works with family doctors as well as sleep specialists and sleep labs. It results in better patient care and opportunities in the medical sector. Dentists like D. Weisfogel join other doctors to help patients who suffer from sleep apnea, says the article. As more studies and experiments are done, better treatments will evolve. More dentists may be involved in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea, the article explains.
There are new devices that are constantly being developed for sleep apnea. One that the article mentions is called THN Sleep Therapy, which was recently approved by the FDA for clinical trials. Patients are finding better alternatives to uncomfortable masks and noisy CPAP machines. Another therapy that has shown promise is upper airway stimulation. It was approved in 2014 by the FDA, says the article.
Physicians and dentists working together is an effective tool for patient care. This model, created by Dr. Weisfogel, is important for finding more solutions to sleep apnea, says the article. As more people are being diagnosed with the disorder, doctors and dentists will find that they have more business in their offices. They will be increasing business and help to the public, the article says.
Dr. Avi Weisfogel graduated from Rutgers University with a BA in biology and psychology. He earned his dental degree from New York University College. His first dental practice was opened in 1999, Old Bridge Dental Care. He received many awards and accolades during his 15 years in the practice.
While he was doing dental work, Dr. Weisfogel was studying the relationship between dental health and sleep apnea. He started several companies that specialized in dental related sleep disorders. He founded Dental Sleep Masters in 2014 to do further research on how dentists and physicians can work together on sleep apnea diagnosis and treatments.