Scam Prevention Tips from an award-winning dentist

Dr. Avi Weisfogel is one of the popular dentists in the United States. He was born and raised in Highland Park, New Jersey. His father was a cardiologist. He completed his dentistry degree in 1997 at New York University. He was a dentist for over 15 years until he shifted to sleep medicine. He started Dental Sleep Masters, a company that specializes in producing oral appliances for the treatment and management of sleep apnea.

He didn’t totally leave dentistry. Instead, he came up with a unique way to address common sleep problems like sleep apnea. He uses his knowledge and expertise in addressing such problems. From being a dentist, he became a businessman. He didn’t only treat patients with sleep problems. He also shares his expertise with dentists and other medical professionals. He created a system that will enable medical professionals to improve their scope of practice and eventually improve their business revenue.

Dr. Avi Weisfogel Struggles

As a businessman, he opened his doors to people who are willing to partner with him. Some of them are dentists while others are in the healthcare field too. Things were doing great until one day the business began to crumble. As they say in business, sometimes you are up and sometimes you are down. It is not always a bed of roses. The business partners that he trusted and hoped to be there for him and the business turn their backs on him. What’s even worse is they put all the blame on him. His business suffered and his reputation was tarnished. From being an award-winning dentist, he was tagged as a scam artist.

Dr. Avi Weisfogel felt devastated. It seems like all his dreams crumbled right before his very eyes. His never give up attitude and dedication and commitment to help others are his reasons to bounce back. Today, he is popular in sleep medicine practice. Many people prefer him over other sleep experts. His business is also doing great. He continued to offer programs that enable medical professionals to dive into the world of sleep medicine.

Dr. Avi Weisfogel Advice to Avoid Being a Victim of Scam

Although he managed to rise above failure, he has learned great lessons and he is sharing his lessons with you. Just like Dr. Avi, you could easily be a victim of a scam. To help avoid being a victim of scam, Dr. Avi advised the following:

  • Know your business partners – For someone who is operating a business, it is a must to know your business partners at a deeper level. The credentials of your business partners are not the only basis for your choice. More than the credentials, you need to take a look at the work ethics. Choose someone who has a sense of responsibility and not someone who turns his/her back on you when the going gets tough.
  • Work on your business reputation online – some businessman and professionals don’t give much importance to their online reputation. Dr. Avi realized that it is important after the damage has been done. There is information online indicating that he is a scam artist when in fact he is not. Too late, the information has been read by so many people and many people tend to believe everything they see online. If you have a team safeguarding your online reputation, then problems can be prevented before they even arise.
  • Always put everything into writing – Putting everything into writing protects you and your business partners, especially when it comes to legal matters. It does not matter if your business partner is a close friend or a family member. Make everything legal. It can save you from a lot of trouble.