Shafik Sachedina is one of the joint chairmen of Sussex Healthcare, and he has been working in the medical field for many years as a dental surgeon. He was born in Dar Esalaam Tanzania but emigrated to the U.K. when he was younger. There, he studied at Guy Medical Hospital in London, which is a medical college in the city and eventually trained as a dental surgeon at London Dental School. Since then, he has practiced as a dental surgeon in many different hospitals all over the United Kingdom and is known as one of the best in his line of work. Sachedina has been able to draw on his entrepreneurial skills and combine them with his interests in the health care field.
Shafik Sachedina serves as the Head of the Department at the Jamati Institutions at the Secretariat of His Highness the Aga Khan at Aiglemont in France. His work with the institution involves planning and organizing the activities of the Ismaili community institutions wherever they may be found. He also serves a go-between for the institutions of the Ismaili communities in Central Asia and the Aga Khan Development Network. All of his work with the Jamati Institutions and Aga Khan is done on a voluntary basis, which he does to fulfill his community’s tradition of philanthropy and service.
Shafik Sachedina also holds a variety of other positions within the Ismaili community and the Ismaili Imamat. He is the Chairman of FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance International Coordinating Committee, a member of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) Committee, and a Member of the Ismaili Leaders’ International Forum. In the past, he has also served as the president of the Ismaili Council in the United Kingdom where he stayed on for two terms consecutively. Looking into the future, Shafik Sachedina plans on continuing to serve, both, the health care community, that he has so carefully helped to build, as well as the Ismaili community, which has come to rely on his skills and ability to interface with the Imam as well as to take care of the majority of the needs of the organization.
Sleep is often overlooked in favor of completing busy schedules and meeting deadlines. However, it is essential for the health and well-being of all human beings. Depriving the body of, at least, seven to nine hours of uninterrupted sleep can have serious consequences to your health and physical appearance.
For instance, sleep deprivation can cause puffy or even blood-shot eyes, a wrinkled face, and mood swings. Sleep is vital for repairing the body and recovering from physical and mental stress. Today, one effective way of treating sleep-related medical conditions is seeking the services of a specialist like Dr. Avi Weisfogel from New Jersey.
Dr. Weisfogel has specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea, which is characterized by breathing pauses during sleep. Sometimes patients wake up choking from their sleep. As a result, the condition should be immediately addressed to prevent it from affecting one’s sleeping patterns.
Dr. Avi Weisfogel
Dr. Avi Weisfogel is not only a renowned dentist in New Jersey but also a sleep apnea specialist. He studied Biology and Psychology at Rutgers University before enrolling for a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at New York University. He then moved back to his hometown where he opened Old Bridge Dental Care. The private dental practice has won many awards.
During his dental practice, Dr. Weisfogel started interacting and helping patients who were suffering from different sleep disorders. As his interactions with these patients increased, he began realizing that oral therapy held the key to helping people suffering from sleep apnea. His dream was to find and provide a global solution to this condition.
Therefore, in 2012, he opened the trailblazing Owner Unlimited Sleep Patients program. It was primarily a think tank that dedicated resources to finding a solution for treating sleep apnea. The platform was also used to engage stakeholders through holding lectures.
Dental Sleep Masters
Dr. Weisfogel designed the Dental Sleep Master’s Program to help tailor sleep appliances and solutions that provided lasting relief for people with sleep disorders. It focused primarily on orally applied therapy. Today, Dr. Weisfogel’s attention is split between his dental practice, the Dental Sleep Master’s Program, and charity work.