All courses offered by the ALF InterFACE Academy have been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the Academy of General Dentistry Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) . The ALF InterFACE Academy is approved for awarding FAGD/MAGD credit.
One of a set of separate parts that, when combined, form a complete whole
The ALF InterFACE Academy is dedicated to ensuring that our members have access to a lifetime of learning ALF Therapy as instructed by the creator of the ALF family of appliances. The AIA faculty supports Dr. Darick Nordstrom in his mission to ensure the authenticity of his message and the advancement of the principle based approach to integrative healthcare.
This is a uniquely designed course geared for both the entry level practitioner and those wanting to learn Dr. Nordstrom's approach to ALF Therapy as a foundation for future courses taught through the ALF InterFACE Academy, Inc.
This course is designed after nearly 40 years of development and guided by clinical collaboration between interdisciplinary treatment teams.
It will be taught both in the hands and on the head as we instruct practitioners, their assistants, business team and hygienists. By offering instruction on both the principles and the techniques, this valuable information can be applied immediately to patient care in your office
Darick Nordstrom, DDS
Angie Tenholder DMD, FAACP, DABCDSM
Dianah Davidson BS, RDH, COM
At this course, the dental team and the therapy teams will integrate and share our combined knowledge to learn from our instructors and each other.
Instruction on dental appliance design and selection will accompany the implementation of techniques, technologies and therapies to supplement and enhance the level of care provided to our patients.
Online course offerings will be included through our Digital Chalk online educational platform.
The course will include four stations:
Primitive reflex integration
Suck, Swallow, Breathe Reflex
Functional Oral Volume
Rhythm generating centers
Restrictions in the fascial system of the body can impair sleep quality as well as the patient's ability to function. By understanding the nature of the restriction and providing non-surgical, convenient and cost effective options for the removal of these complex restrictions, we have a unique opportunity to support our patients
The utilization of the minimally invasive techniques to maximize treatment outcomes can have a major impact on patient satisfaction. This hands-on course will allow providers to gain the skills necessary to begin implementing OraLase and HINSLR in their office
There is more to understand about airway function than studying airway structure.
If our patients do not sleep well, they will not function well.
During this course you will also be introduced to the technology and concepts that are critical to understand when identifying patients with disordered sleep physiology as well in addressing their needs. Instruction on sleep wellness monitoring as well as an introduction to several fun and functional ways to integrate primitive reflex and cranial nerve integration into your clinical setting promises to enhance your level of patient care.
This covers your course tuition for Friday and Saturday as well as your lunch and drinks !
Reminder- If you want to join us for the Thursday electives you will want to register for those separately.
Consider this TEAM Member your "Plus One" Bring your first assistant for half off! This price includes their tuition for Friday and Saturday as well as their lunch.
This price does not include the Thursday electives.
Register here for each additional TEAM member after your plus one.
Join us on Thursday afternoon from 1-6pm! This is for a Provider or TEAM member. You must have your Provider present to attend.
This is for Providers! Join us on Thursday from 9am-12pm.
Need a bite to eat between electives on Thursday? Let us know now and we will be sure you have a meal. We will have a gluten free option. If you have other dietary restrictions feel free to bring your food and we can keep it in the fridge for you!
Please note there will not be extra meals available if you decide to eat with us on the day of the event. You must register for lunch ahead of time! Thanks!
At the midline of our country at the Gateway to the West, St. Louis is a centralized location to host events for our ALF InterFACE community.
Several courses are also offered on the west coast in the San Diego area.
The combined clinical and classroom facility located in Columbia, Illinois is a short 30 minute drive from the airport. The third floor is the location of the clinical portion of the course and is fully equipped with 5 dental operatories, a dental laboratory, a conference room and many other amenities helpful for creating a learning space for clinicians. The fifth floor is the home for the classroom portion of the course and includes both a large conference area as well as a smaller conference room for breakout sessions.
Spcial room rates are available through the Hampton Inn in Columbia, Illinois which is only a few miles from the course venue.
Quaint, historic and cozy Columbia, Illinois is a short distance from the St. Louis Metropolitan area and hosts several destinations enjoyed by its visitors.
For additional information about the area please use the following link.
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1000 Eleven South Suite 3F, Columbia, IL 62236, US