Avi Weisfogel is a Dentist that Cares

Posted in Giving Back on Mar 28, 2016

On January 4th of this year, Avi Weisfogel set up a GoFundMe campaign to benefit Operation Smile. He set an aggressive $2,000 fundraising goal, and is working to reach or exceed that goal to help kids get necessary medical care.

Operation Smile uses donations and volunteers to bring medical care to children in need. They specialize in cleft palate repair, for one of the most common birth defects in the United States. They also repair cleft lips and other facial and oral deformities. “Clefts” occur when the roof of the mouth (palate) or the lip don’t grow together completely in the womb. They can inhibit feeding, speech, and social development. In most cases, the earlier a child is able to get help, the easier the repair will be for them. Children who might otherwise have long wait times to receive care or who would not receive the surgery at all are helped by Operation Smile. Facial deformities may make it difficult for children to eat or breathe. They can be difficult for children to overcome as they grow and try to make friends. These are not just issues of “looking pretty”, but are serious medical conditions with known repairs. Operation Smile helps get care to those kids who need it most, in cities and remote locations all over the globe.

Avi Weisfogel is a general dentist treating sleep patients in Old Bridge, NJ. He is the co-creator of the Dental Sleep Masters program, which works to promote sleep health and sleep health aids through doctors and dentists. Dr. Weisfogel’s unique passion for oral care led him to support Operation Smile, and this funding campaign is a result of that passion and support.

You can find the campaign, and more information about Dr. Weisfogel here: https://www.gofundme.com/aviweisfogel, and more on Operation Smile at this link: http://www.operationsmile.org/.

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