A New Jersey dentist wants to raise money to help people in impoverished nations suffering from dental and facial deformities. Avi Weisfogel has launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise at least $2,000 for Operation Smile. The funds would go to help this international medical charity work with local medical professionals to provide free surgeries for children and young adults afflicted by cleft palate, cleft lips, and other ailments.
Operation Smile was established in 1982 by Bill and Kathy McGee. In the early days, the organization helped children in the Philippines. Today, Operation Smile has grown into a global organization with thousands of volunteers. Operation Smile works in conjunction with various hospitals, medical professionals, and government organizations to provide effective care and treatment to those in need.
Avi Weisfogel, DDS, is based in Old Bridge, a township in northeastern New Jersey located 20 miles from New York City. He established Old Bridge Dental Care in 1999 and is also the owner of Dental Sleep Masters. He has lectured extensively on how dentists can help people suffering from sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, and on the establishment of sleep labs.
He later received his dental degree from NYU’s College of Dentistry. Weisfogel says his passion for helping others, especially children, led him to set up the GoFundMe campaign for Operation Smile.
Those who wish to donate to Dr. Weisfogel’s GoFundMe campaign for Operation Smile can do so by going to the original article below: http://www.abc6.com/story/31366182/avi-weisfogel-dds-launches-gofundme-campaign-set-up-to-benefit-operation-smile