Operation Smile is a famous nonprofit organization known for their philanthropic work with children who have been afflicted with cleft lip of palate as well as other facial malformations and deformities. With the aid of surgeons, Operation Smile has provided free surgeries in parts of the world where medical infrastructures are lacking in the expertise or funding to assist suffering children and young people. In order to carry this out, medical professionals and assistants volunteer their time to ensure that unfortunate persons could have a chance at a healthy life. That they need funding in the form of a GoFundMe campaign is both a sign of the times and the indication that even skilled people with the best of intentions can’t do it all on their own.

At the head of the crowd-sourced campaign is Dr. Avi Weisfogel, who has pledged every dollar donated to his campaign will go directly to fund the work of Operation Smile during their medical excursions around the world.

Dr. Avi, a Rutgers graduate, obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from New York University College of Dentistry and began his career in the field of dentistry at Old Bridge Dental Care where he handled patients and administrated the business of this healthcare office. For several years, thanks to the dedication of his team and concern for patients and service, they were acknowledged as Top Dentist. Personally, Avi isn’t short of accolades for his work in cosmetic surgery and implants.

Unconventional paths are not mysterious to Avi, which makes his outreach to Operation Smile seem most logical. After his time in a traditional setting in dentistry, Avi was ready to reach out to different specializations. With rudimentary oral care behind him, he now owns and operates Dental Sleep Masters in New Jersey. Along with Dr Glassman, he assists patients and instructs other healthcare providers how to deal with issues of sleep apnea with oral medical devices and accessories. By adapting his nontraditional career path and accompanying education, Avi has become a leading expert in the field of sleep disorders, treatment, and the effect they can have on a patient’s oral health. Understanding the many ways in which oral health can be compromised and the importance of addressing these issues in those who do not have access to regular oral care or a dentist has driven him to assist Operation Smile with his GoFundMe campaign.