Avi Weisfogel

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Healthcare entrepreneur Avi Weisfogel, in brief.

Avi Weisfogel

Home: New Jersey.  Organization: Freedom Dental Partners / International Academy of Sleep.  Title: Chief Executive Officer.  Alma mater: NYU; Rutgers. 

Current project: Helping those in clinical practice navigate towards dental freedom.  Recent recognition: Freedom Dental Partners was named among Top 10 DSOs.  What’s been your big (or biggest leap)? Figuring out how to make sleep dentistry a profitable endeavor, and then, teaching others to do the same.  Hobbies: All things pro sports.  Last book read: From Strength to Strength, by Arthur C. Brooks.

Personality profile: Decisive, visionary, idealistic.  What one word would your closest friend use to describe you? Loyal.  Moral compass: I am all about my gut.  I have never even looked at a resume in my life.  What is your favorite place (or way) to spend money? Great food and snobby hotels.  What is at the top of your bucket list? The Maldives.  What ingredient is essential to your perfect vacation? Sun or skiing.   

What was your first paying job? Paper boy.  What movie have you repeatedly watched? The Godfather, 1 & 2.  What’s prominently featured on your home or office wall? Family photos.  What’s the best advice you received growing up? Be your own boss.  What company or organization do you most admire? Is it a cop-out if I say Apple?

What is your big idea? 

Giving the power back to dentists to control the dental industry. 

What mega-trend most excites you? Artificial intelligence will lead to some very good things.  What mega-trend most concerns you? Artificial intelligence will lead to some very concerning things.

What actor would you choose to play you in the movie about your life? Matthew McConaughey.  As a kid, what did you first want to be when you grew up? An adult.  After your loved ones, what object would you first save from your burning home? My Tesla.  What advice would you give your younger self? Stand up straight and act confident.  What day in your life would you choose to re-live? The day Kirk Gibson hit the 9th inning home run against the A's in the 1988 World Series.

Personal mission: Build companies that are all unique to their field.  Personal motto: Bet on yourself.  Favorite quote: “A smart man makes a mistake, learns from it, and never makes that mistake again.  But a wise man finds a smart man and learns from him how to avoid the mistake altogether” (Roy H. Williams).

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