Supporting the ALF InterFACE community with education and outreach

To view the ALF InterFACE Academy Provider listing:

Encouraging team collaboration

ALF InterFACE TEAM Therapy

One of the most important foundational principles of ALF therapy is to understand the benefits of co-treatment with therapists who work in conjunction with the ALF dental provider.  Therapists are able to support the patient with their treatments, make helpful suggestions in guiding the course of therapy and ensure that the patient is receiving the best possible outcome of ALF therapy. 

Importance of Integrative Training

Many benefits of the integrative training efforts of the ALF InterFACE community, educators and providers.  The global approach to patient care is critical to understand when performing comprehensive ALF therapy

Like-minded Professionals

The treatment TEAMS developed through ALF InterFACE communities provide patient care at the highest level.  The dental team is trained to work closely with providers trained in cranial osteopathy, pediatric and general medical providers, myofunctional therapy, optimal breathing therapy, cranial nerve sequencing, chiropractic, speech pathology, nutritional consultants, occupational therapists, spiritual and mental health therapists and any other healthcare provider who recognizes the many benefits of ALF Therapy in delivering optimal patient care.

Benefits of Membership

Online teaching modules endorsed by Dr. Darick Nordstrom

To provide consistent , convenient and quality content for authentic ALF therapy education, we are developing  an online academy for ALF providers and therapists to share a common source for ALF related education.  The content will be accessible and convenient for all who choose to take advantage of the opportunity to learn ALF theory and  pearls for clinical application from its founder and creator.

Continued education credits awarded

The ALF InterFACE Academy has been awarded AGD PACE approval.  Continued education credits will be awarded for dental professionals as well as other therapists whose accrediting organizations honor AGD PACE credits.  We are also in the process of acquiring CE credits for osteopaths as well.


CE credits will be available for online courses, regional study club meetings approved through the Academy, annual InterFACE conference and hands-on certification events.

Recognition for commitment to ALF related education

As providers participate in the ALF InterFACE Academy, their accomplishments and efforts will be showcased to the public through our companion website www.alfinterface.info.  An accreditation track is also under development for those committed to dedicating their ALF education to the only organization established and endorsed by Dr. Darick Nordstrom, the innovator and developer of the ALF appliance and therapies.


Educational opportunites for patients and the public

The website for the general public to learn more about the ALF appliance and therapies will allow patients and their parents to gain valuable information on the ALF therapies and providers based on the providers biography/CV as well as having access to a comprehensive list of the educational efforts taken by the provider as sponsored by the ALF InterFACE Academy and Dr. Nordstrom. The site www.alfinterface.info is an invaluable asset to the ALF InterFACE community as it supports the patient and provider in connecting with authentic ALF information and the providers committed to the teachings.

Creating unity for our community of like-minded professionals

As an elite group of highly educated and devoted practitioners of varied professions, it is important to have a unified message and goal as we challenge the paradigm of traditional orthodontics and system based healthcare.  By creating an environment of community and synergy, we can also communicate through the community blog and monthly Midliners Study Club webinars to  continue our journey in helping ourselves and our patients.

Providing access to hands-on events to ensure a quality education

The process of creating a new educational opportunity will provide us with options for developing the hands-on courses to supplement the online training.  Certification will be possible after meeting the requirements of the lecture portion of the training and completing the hands-on requiretments to demonstrate proficiency in your chosen educational track in the ALF InterFACE Academy.

Currently in development and Coming soon...

Online Academy learning tracks

ALF Foundations Track

This series of videos will showcase the foundational principles on which the ALF was founded as well as the explanations for how they can be applied to all aspects of ALF Therapy.  Regardless of your experience level or profession, the foundations track will be an invaluable tool in benefiting from the additional courses available through the ALF InterFACE Academy.

Dynamic Functional Cranial Nerve Exam, Cranial Neurosequencing and Restorative Breathing Track

Providing the techniques necessary to understand the role and function of the cranial nerves and automonic nervous system in the perspective of comprehensive patient care.  Instruction in Laynee Restorative Breathing and the techniques necessary to perform a Dynamic Functional Cranial Nerve Exam will be invaluable assets in determining as essential baseline and complimenting your clinical application of all forms of therapy and human performance enhancements.

ALF Therapy Manipulative Medicine Track

Education on the basics of osteopathy in the cranial field, physical therapy, chiropractic, oral myology/OMT and other forms of physical manipulation and supportive therapies of the body.

Biometrics track

Instruction on the technologies that can provide an objective biometric analysis of the effects of ALF therapies.  Including: CBCT analysis, digital bite analysis, heart rate variability,  capnometry, postural analysis,  intraoral scanning and other tools to assist in guiding ALF therapy.

Dental appliance track

This series will provide detailed instruction on appliance design, case selection and clinical use of the family of ALF appliances.  Modules will explain the use of all of the appliances in the comprehensive care series in all stages of development as applied to the appropriate functional and structural applications.

Synergy Model Track

This module will provide a global understanding of the systems that directly affect each other in consideration of comprehensive patient care.  These include the:

  1. Dentition and occlusion
  2. Muscles and fascia
  3. Bones,  joints and sutures
  4. Central and autonomic nervous systems
  5. Airway and tongue function
  6. Systemic, genetic, nutritional and energetic influences


Options and opportunities

Learn at your own pace

Take courses whenever is convenient for you in the comfort of your home.  Once a course or track is purchased, you can view the videos as many times as you would like.  You will receive both continued education and accreditation track credits after passing the post course exam.  In addition, your achievement will be viewable on the alfinterface.info website link so your current and  prospective patients can be aware of your commitment to Comprehensive ALF InterFACE education.

Mentorship and hands-on course opportunities will be available for those who complete accreditation requirements through the online ALF InrerFACE Academy



Membership Privileges and Online Course Access

Only Academy members will have unrestricted log in access to the online courses and modules.  Affiliate members will be notified of courses that will be made available to them and provided with a temporary password for the affiliate level courses.  However, they will not receive CE credit or have courses count toward accreditation awards. Basic members will also have access to complimentary courses but have access on a first come first served basis (after Academy and Affiliate members have registered) for courses offered with a limit in maximum capacity.

Midliners Study Club

The Midliners Study Club will utilize the online university in viewing the pre-recorded content that will be available for discussion during our scheduled meeting times.  After viewing the meeting recording, a link will be provided to GoToMeeting for the live discussion.  After the group discussion, another link will link you to the post course quiz to receive both continued education and accreditation credits if eligible with an Academy level membership.



About Us

Our history

The ALF legacy has been established for many years by the leader and founder of our ALF community, Dr. Darick Nordstrom.


Dr. Nordstrom's tireless efforts and selfless devotion throughout the years of his inspired career has created opportunities for him to share his knowledge.  The highly trained and skilled providers that have chosen to follow his teachings are able to provide services to patients that are unsurpassed with the use of other techniques.


The multitude of success stories speak for themselves.  Dr. Nordstrom wishes to share the  gift of the ALF with all who strive to understand the benefits that only the ALF can provide

Our mission

The goal of the ALF InterFACE Academy is to support the  ALF provider in  having access to authentic and quality educational material tin a convenient and cost effective manner. 


Through the development of our academy we strive to assist our professional community in discovering the  tips, techniques and technologies to support a unique and innovative alternative to traditional therapies and methods.  By striving to understand optimized function as it relates to human structure and form , we distinguish ourselves as dentofacial therapists who aspire to assist  craniofacial structural , neurological and esthetic development from a whole person dimension as compared to the traditional mechanical dental experience.

InterFACE 2018

April 19-22, 2018   Columbia, IL/St. Louis, MO


H2O2

Heads .Hearts .Obstacles. Opportunities


Expanding the ALF legacy in addressing the traumatic and developmental midline challenges in the growing child

InterFACE 2018

We welcome you to join us at our annual ALF InterFACE Conference to unite our community and expand our horizons in co-creating opportunities for our providers and patients

Helpful resources

Lab recommendations


Ashton Laboratory
1197 Greenville Highway, Suite 12
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Tel. (828) 243-4131 


Murdock Laboratory

1231 North 23RD Street Suite 202

Grand Junction, CO 81501-9922

Email:Info@MurdockLaboratory.com

www.murdock.laboratory.com

Tel (800) 552-8788

Fax:(970)242.7793


DeHaan Orthodontics (Laboratory)
1351 Gloria Drive
Hollister CA 95023
Tel. (831) 524-2815 


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