ALF InterFACE Academy Faculty

Darick Nordstrom, DDS

Darick Nordstrom is the creator of the Advanced Light Force dental appliance and the leader of the ALF InterFACE Academy.   

His knowledge and experience gained throughout the years of development and use of the ALF has allowed ALF Therapists to support transformative patient care and achieve amazing results. The ALF appliance has revolutionized the role of dentistry in the scope of healthcare as we know it and has the potential for helping generations of people lead healthier, more functional lives while creating beautiful, balanced faces. The simple sophistication of the ALF family of appliances provides opportunities that surpass the expectations of both patients and providers when properly utilized by adequately trained providers in a TEAM approach to wellness. 

Darick Nordstrom DDS

394 Highland Oaks Lane

Fallbrook, CA  92028


FAX  760-645-0693


B.S. Brigham Young University 1975

D.D.S. University of Southern California 1979

O.K.U. Dental Honor Society (Zeta Capter), Co-most-awarded graduate


American Academy of Gnathologic Orthopedics (AAGO) Dec 1988, June 1999, Feb 2008, June 2014 

American Orthodontic Society (AOS) 1999

American Association for Functional Orthodontics (AAFO) May 1988, Jan 1990, Sept 1993, Nov 1996



Pioneered developing cranially-compatible dental orthopedic appliances:  ALF series, OMNi, Stealth, NLA, A-a, with associated discoveries of neuro-reflexive pathways.

Introduced the practice of Osteopathic/Dental synergy, in problem-solving complex cases (now known as Interface)

Pioneer in Dental Sleep medicine (1978 to present), with development of the unique buccal-wing, neuro-reflexive appliance designs (which have been copied into most current sleep appliance designs: SomnoDent, MicrO2, Dorsal, etc.), and promotion of a comprehensive, multifactorial integrative approach.

Osteopathic Experience:

40 Hour course, Trainer in CA and other osteopathic sponsored courses

Weekly co-treatment with Osteopaths beginning in 1982

Professional Associations

Cranial Academy, AAGO, ADA, AAMS, OKU, IAO


Family: wife (Ruth) children (5), grandchildren (19) 

Emergency Preparedness, Communication and logistics

Charitable Christian service, Youth Scouting

Lois Laynee

 Lois Laynee’s passion for the health and wellness of others is demonstrated by the dedication she needed to receive a Doctorate of Philosophy in Health Sciences, MBA, OM, RBC, CPEP, FMS, and SFMA, degrees and accreditation.

Lois Laynee is a dynamic pioneer and passionate lecturer in the fields of Education, Sleep, Scar Release Healing and Cranio Facial Neuro development.In addition to heading the Laynee Restorative Breathing Method™, Lois is also the CEO of AZ Sleep Apnea Center PLLC; a speaker and educator of oxygen wellness and the creator of the Laynee Restorative Breathing Method™.  By combining her decades of clinical experience with the Laynee Restorative Breathing Method™, she offers support for clients at all stages of life.  Restorative Breathing, LLC offers support for healthy living and healing at the Reclaiming Hope Center. Training in high performance and certificate completion are offered through the educational division.

Lois Laynee is available for private one-on-one consultation and speaking engagements.  For more information please visit her website.

Angela Tenholder DMD, FAACP, DABCDSM

 Dr. Angela Tenholder graduated from Southern Illinois School of Dental Medicine in 1994. She has achieved fellowship status in the Academy of Craniofacial Pain (FAACP), Diplomate status in the American Academy of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine and is a certified Team Dentist for the Academy For Sports Dentistry. It is a great honor and privilege to achieve these certifications.  Dr. Tenholder has dedicated herself to ongoing post doctoral education to allow her patients to benefit from the knowledge that she has gained through her extensive training.

Dr. Angie has been providing ALF Therapy for over a decade and is a passionate advocate for the use of the appliance, promoting the use of supportive therapies and providing ongoing educational opportunities for those who would like to know more about ALF Therapy.  She provides administrative support for the ALF InterFACE Academy and serves as the initial point of contact regarding website content, Academy of General Dentistry PACE continued education correspondence, membership benefits, member correspondence and promoting the ALF InterFACE community to the general public.  She coordinated  and hosted the annual ALF InterFACE conference in 2017 and will be hosting the 2018 conference at her office in the St. Louis, Missouri area.  


  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Dental Amalgam Mercury Solutions
  • American Academy of Physiologic Medicine and Dentistry
  • American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
  • Academy for Sports Dentistry
  • Pastoral Medical Association