Avi Weisfogel: Sharing Smiles Across the World

As a practicing dentist, Avi Weisfogel knows firsthand how important it is for everybody to have access to basic oral care. Ever since his start as a practicing dentist, where he’s spent the bulk of his time innovating and marketing his own Dental Sleepmasters program, Dr. Weisfogel has actively worked to use his expertise in an effort to better the world at large.
To this end, he has launched a Gofundme campaign with a goal of raising $2,000 for the Operation Smile charity. Operation Smile, which started in the Philippines but has expanded to developing countries worldwide, provides basic dental care to children and young adults for whom such critical services would normally be cost prohibitive. Utilizing a formidable network of trained professionals worldwide, Operation Smile provides rudimentary dental hygiene, along with more complicated surgeries including treatments for cleft pallet and cleft lips. Operation Smile, in addition to providing needed dental surgeries across the world, actively trains medical professionals worldwide to promote future growth and sustainability of their programs.
For Dr. Weisfogel, lending a hand to Operation Smile isn’t just a public relations stunt; he has a personal, deep, and active interest in the group’s mission. As he puts it, “My passions and background led me to select Operation Smile as the beneficiary of the Gofundme campaign I’m running. Children deserve access to the very best care available.” Given his own personal experience as a cutting-edge dentist, it’s no wonder Operation Smile strikes a resonant cord with Dr. Weisfogel. In his own words, “Operation Smile believes that every child deserves exceptional surgical care and that all children deserve to be treated as if they were our own. The organization wants to ensure that every child knows no matter what life throws at them, they will always have hope.”