Operation Smile Changing the World Through Efforts of Avi Weisfogel
Avi Weisfogal has spent much of his professional life helping people smile confidently and feel better about themselves which makes them more successful in life. Operation Smile is one program that will change the lives of people all over the world as they provide surgical options to children and young adults who suffer from physical deformities such as cleft lips, cleft palates or other facial deformities that can be surgically repaired. Weisfogal created a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to fund the service so they can give a healthy and happy future to youngsters in areas that may not have access to medical care.
Local hospitals, medical professionals, governments and other organizations have combined to create a number of models that will address a number of surgical care situations. With such a strong, unified group of support, they are able to identify the solutions that will be most effective in reaching and helping as many people as possible. These missions sponsored by Operation Smile are conducted all over the world, providing the experts and funding that works with local healthcare providers to aid children with physical deformities. This makes sure that language or custom is never an issue because of the local guidance.
Operation Smile was founded by Kathy and Bill Magee in 1982 in the Phillipines. That organization has grown to cover the globe and has attracted many talented healthcare providers to work tirelessly to complete their mission of happy, smiling faces everywhere. So far it is estimated that the program has provided over 220,000 free surgical procedures in over 80 different countries. They also work to provide well trained local professionals so that the treatment can continue on its own. It is difficult to know how many people have been helped through Operation Smile, but it is clear that it is growing each year.
Avi Wiesfogel was born and raised in New Jersey, and lived there his whole life. That is why he decided to establish his practice in the area. He attended New York College of Dentistry and graduated in 1997. After his residency he established a practice in New Jersey that has led to now having several different locations. Weisfogel is a continuing education enthusiast and is required to take continuing education classes every two years. If there is a better way to perform a procedure or treat a dental problem, he wants to know about it.
It was this enthusiastic pursuit of the best treatment for all patients that led Wiesfogel to become involved in Operation Smile and start the fund raising campaign to grow the program even further. Listening to Weisfogul there is no doubt that if it is left up to his enthusiasm and knowledge the world will have nothing but smiling faces with bright futures ahead of them.