ALF: Guide - ALF Therapy for Ages 12+ March 6-7, 2020

Navigating the road to resilience



Did you know that approximately 90% of facial growth has been completed by the age of 12?

After the majority of facial development has been completed, we still have the opportunity to guide the patient back to a more ideal function using a natural, principle-based treatment to supplement health. Our Guide program addresses those concerns and supports a comprehensive care approach to ALF Therapy.


This course will address ALF Therapy treatment options related to:

· airway insufficiency/sleep disordered breathing,

· movement disorders

· extraction/retraction orthodontics 

· TMJD and craniofacial pain

Topics will include:

· Integrative, interdisciplinary care for the complex patient suffering from craniofacial pain and temporomandibular joint disorders

· The short and long-term effects of sleep disordered breathing and the role of the ALF Therapy team in screening for and treating sleep disordered breathing

· Case finishing options including clear aligners, positioners and straight wire orthodontics

· Diagnostic tools including the benefits and limitations of CBCT, heart rate variability, computerized occlusal analysis, cardiopulmonary coupling, polysomnogram, high resolution pulse oximetry and electromyography (Here’s a hint: Volumetric airway analysis using CBCT is not as helpful as you might have been told…)

· Patient education on self-care as well as training the healthcare team in the common language of ALF Therapy diagnostic and therapeutic tools



Dates: March 6-7, 2020

Time:  8am-6pm CST

Location: St. Louis, MO area

1000 Eleven South Suite 3F Columbia, Illinois

For lodging and travel information, please contact us at


Darick Nordstrom DDS 

Angie Tenholder DMD, FAACP, DABCDSM

Additional instructors to be announced

Darick Nordstrom is the creator of the ALF family of appliances as well as the innovator of ALF Therapy.  His vast experience and knowledge is the basis for the content of this course.

Angie Tenholder is not only and ALF Therapy provider trained by Dr. Nordstrom, she also is a ALF Therapy patient and parent who maintains fellowship status in the Academy of Craiofacial Pain and is Board certified in Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine.



 Visit the registration page for more info!

Limited to 20 providers to maximize hands-on instructional opportunities.

Early registration is open to ALF InterFACE Academy members as of May 18, 2019.

Remaining registrants can register after May 27th by contacting Jamie at

16 Continued Education Hours provided through the AGD PACE program and sponsored by the ALF InterFACE Academy