Operation Smile is an organization close to Avi Weisfogel’s heart. The program, which originated in 1972 in the Philippines, assists children overcome conditions such as cleft palates and lips. The need for help in these areas is enormous worldwide. Founded by Dr. and Mrs. William Magee, a dentist and his nurse wife, the organization raises money to provide supplies for the surgeries for children in need internationally, with services provided by volunteer medical staff.
Avi Weisfogel then became interested in the issues that trouble dental patients experience when they also suffer from sleep apnea. He went on to found a company, Owner Unlimited Sleep Patients where he educates dentists about sleep apnea and its impact on dental health. This successful program made a great impact, and he added on an additional program, Dental Sleep Masters. In this program, Avi Weisfogel instructs dentists in the use of oral devices to help their patients improve their sleep issues.
Avi’s dedication to dental health and philanthropy prompted him to start his gofundme.com page to benefit the Operation Smile organization. Children in sixty countries around the world profoundly benefit from the services provided by this organization. Operation Smile has performed over a quarter million surgeries, trained local medical staff and donated supplies. Avi hopes to raise money to assist this worthwhile organization with continuing its efforts to help children in need.