Dr. Avi Weisfogel Wants to Bring Smiles to Children with an Operation Smile GoFundME Campaign
Longtime area dentist and owner of Old Bridge Dental Care Dr. Avi Weisfogel is announcing the launch of a GoFundMe campaign for Operation Smile. Operation Smile is an internationally recognized medical charity that focuses on providing free surgical procedures for children and young adults who otherwise would never receive treatment for conditions such as cleft palate, cleft lips and other facial deformities.
Weisfogel has set the GoFundMe campaign goal at 2000 dollars. Money donated to Operation Smile goes to help not just the children in developing nations but also their broader mission of building sustainable development. The charity works with local medical professionals, hospitals and other organizations to build the groundwork for reaching as many children as possible, with or without outsiders such as themselves. Since it was founded in 1982 by Bill and Kathy Magee, it has provided more than 220,000 free surgical procedures and has a global network of thousands of volunteers across 80 nations.
Over his years of practice as a dentist, Dr. Weisfogel has studied the ways in which dentists and physicians can work with their patients in order to cure sleep disorders such as sleep apnea. That research led him to start a new business, Healthy Heart Sleep, which advises doctors around the world on the establishment and management of sleep labs. He has also used his own background in dentistry to teach other dentists how to increase and serve sleep patients, and help them learn ways to use oral appliances to treat sleeping disorders for their patients.
Dr. Weisfogel said in an interview that he chose Operation Smile because of its focus on serving children with fixable facial deformities because he believes that all children deserve to have the hope for a better life. As a business owner and longtime advocate for medical treatments, he has always looked at new ways of finding solutions to problems. This work with Operation Smile is yet another way he is trying to bring smiles and better health to people who need it.