Dr. Avi Weisfogel holds a BA in Psychology and Biology from Rutgers University, and his DDS earned at the New York University College of Dentistry. Through Dr. Weisfogel’s studies, he also studied in-depth Sleep Apnea and taught other dentists how to identify patients who may be suffering from Sleep Apnea. Through his business Dental Sleep Masters, he has helped hundreds of dentists identify and improve the sleep habits of patients experiencing Sleep Apnea. You can watch his educational video below.
Dr. Weisfogel not only educates other dentists in health areas, but he devotes time to his favorite charity, and that is Operation Smile. He believes that every child should have a beautiful smile, and he strives to see their dreams come true.
Operation Smile began its journey in 1982, headed by Dr. William P. Magee, Jr., and his wife, Kathleen. Dr. Magee is a plastic surgeon, and his nurse is none other than his dedicated wife, Kathleen. Kathleen is also a Social Worker. Their journey with Operation Smile began with their first trip to the Philippines with other volunteers to repair children’s cleft lips and cleft palates.
The project, Operation Smile, became so important to both Dr. Weisfogel and his wife Kathleen, they eagerly included this project in their schedule and continued working with Operation Smile to bring more happiness to the many children in need of corrective surgery. It was at this time the need for Operation Smile emerged as a continuous project, and their endeavors continue today. Check out Avi’s GoFundMe campaign here.
There is now a team of 18 doctors, nurses and technicians in this mission to help as many children as they can with each scheduled trip. They have provided more than 220,000 free surgical procedures for children and young adults unfortunately born with a cleft lip, palate, and other birth deformities. They have diligently worked to bring smiles to hundreds of thousands of faces.
Operation Smile brightens the lives of so many babies, children, and young adults every year with the work performed and the love they provide to create Operation “Big” Smile.