Founded by Dr. Chris Steven Villanueva, MB2 Dental Solutions is a medical practice for dentists by dentists. MB2 Dental Solutions was established for the sole purpose of offering dentists a way to practice what they love without having to do all the other jobs of running a clinic, the company. When Dr. Chris Steven Villanueva passed out of dental school, he was faced with a situation that most medical practitioners are faced with. The idea of having one’s practice is something that a lot of doctors aim for, but few end up doing it because of all the extra work that a dentist has to do. Running one’s clinic means taking care of literally everything at the clinic, which is why a few doctors opt to go for the different approach and work at big corporations or hospitals. However, the larger the company, the more money minded they end up being, and hence the focus of these kinds of organizations shifts from treating patients efficiently, to earning more money.
Dr. Chris Steven Villanueva wanted to have the best of both worlds. But with very few options out there for him to pick and be satisfied with, he decided it was time to take matters into his hands. He, therefore, decided to establish an organization that took care of all the tasks at the private clinic, while the dentists tend to his or her patients. MB2 Dental Solutions was received extremely well by the dental field, with numerous doctors yearning to be part of such a revolutionary company.
With a set goal in mind, Dr. Chris Steven Villanueva set up two schemes which dentists all over the country could opt for. The first one entailed dentists joining MB2 Dental Solutions at any of the clinics that they organization has. This is especially useful for doctors who are just passing out of med school and are looking for a good place to set up a successful practice. The second option is for people who already have their practice, but want to develop it further. This gives them the opportunity to tie up with MB2, allowing them to take charge of the administrative side of the practice. Dr. Chris Steven Villanueva’s primary goal was to give doctors all over a solution and have MB2 appeal to everyone, no matter if they are new to the profession, or have been in this for an extended period of time.
Dr. Avi Weisfogel was always an overachiever. After graduating from New York University’s dental school, he founded his own practice in 1999. But he wasn’t merely content with practicing dentistry. While he excelled at oral medicine, he continued to work slavish hours after closing time, dedicating his life to researching new ways to combat old diseases. Over time, he came upon the insight that many terrible diseases that were going undiagnosed were uniquely identifiable by dentists. These mostly consisted of diseases of the head, neck and mouth area. As was all-too-often the unfortunate case, patients who cared greatly about their smile were far less excited about going to see their physicians for yearly checkups. Thus, a patient who saw a dentist once per year may only have seen his physician once per decade.
This put dentists in a singularly favorable position to catch diseases early on, when they have the greatest chance of being cured. After exhaustive research, Dr. Weisfogel concluded that the disease that was being most improperly diagnosed was sleep apnea. This was an exciting finding because it turns out that the etiology of this disease often times lies with structural abnormalities of the mouth, creating a rich opportunity for dentists to identify and diagnose patients in its early throws.
Armed with his accumulated knowledge and insights, Weisfogel set off to revolutionize the treatment of sleep medicine. He founded Dental Sleep Masters, a company dedicated to educating dentists on and creating protocols for the treatment of sleep apnea patients in the context of dental practices. This ground-breaking work proved almost instantly successful, with some dentists having so much success in their treatment programs for sleep apnea that they abandoned dentistry altogether for the boundless lucre of sleep medicine. Avi Weisfogel had created a new paradigm.
Over the last five years, Dental Sleep Masters has continued the fight against the insidious killer that so often strikes without warning. Sleep apnea is a major cause of mortality and morbidity, being tightly associated with serious health conditions including heart attack, stroke, dilated cardiomyopathy, obesity and even motor vehicle accidents. Through his revolutionary work, Dr. Weisfogel has saved lives and improved outcomes the nation over.