Avi Weisfogel is a New Jersey-based dentist practicing at the Old Bridge Dental Care, which he founded in 1999. During the 15years that he has been in the hospital, Avi has gained recognition from the locals for being the best dentist in the area. He can treat complicated oral conditions, and most doctors refer patients with such problems to him. Dr. Weisfogel’s love for education is incredible. He devotes 200 hours each year to further his studies, and has, therefore, been able to learn new methods of conducting surgical operations. Avi’s unmatchable knowledge helps him in offering the best treatment his patients and also in making his work easier.
Dr. Weisfogel is known for his significant contribution to sleep disorders research. He is one of the Dental Sleep Masters’ founders, an organization that seeks to find new methods of solving sleep problems through orally administered treatments, and he specializes in sleep apnea. The research information from the team is shared with other medical personnel in the US to ensure that they treat their patients appropriately. Being a father of six children, Avi cares and understands much about children, and this led to his support for Operation Smile.
The Operation Smile is a charity that provides free surgical operations to children and young adults suffering from oral deformations such as cleft lips and cleft palates. The organization’s campaign is supported by GoFundMe, which is a website that allows people to donate funds for different humanitarian undertakings. Avi believes that every child is entitled to proper medical care that will enable him/her to have a bright and healthy future.
Operation Smile’s quests are conducted with the support of various governments, private institutions, and medical professionals. The campaign aims at providing appropriate medical care to the highest number of children that can be attained. The organization deploys physicians and medical equipment to various developing countries, where poor children cannot afford them. Local physicians are also used to ensure that the patients receive medical care in their culture and language.
The foundation was established in 1982 by Bill and Kathy Magee, who wanted to help disadvantaged children in the Philippines. It has currently grown into a global organization and children from more than 80 countries benefit from its philanthropic activities. Operation Smile has conducted more than 220,000 surgeries, and it is currently training medical personnel from different localities to join its workforce so as to ensure continuity.