Quality education for quality appliances



We have welcomed some talented, dedicated and elite technicians into our ALF Therapy Community

The successes associated with ALF Therapy are often directly influenced by the quality of the appliance itself.  

The role of the dental lab technician  is essential in creating sustainability and quality control for ALF Therapy as  a treatment modality.

The Certified ALF Laboratory  Technician award is given to the dental laboratory technicians who have participated in the ACT Lab course.  These technicians have achieved achieve the exclusive right to promote their lab as  being operated by a ALF Certified Technician (ACT).

Dr. Nordstrom personally instructed the ALF Certified Technicians on the proper design and fabrication techniques to ensure that each participating technician is capable of creating Authentic ALF appliances worthy of certification.

During this course, the most recent and advanced design improvements were  instructed to maximize standardization and quality control for ALF appliances.  

It is important to understand that the ACT Certification status is awarded to the technician and not the entire lab.  Only the technicians that became certified are authorized to construct ALF appliances under the seal of approval from the ALF InterFACE Academy. 

Maintenance of ACT  status will require ongoing yearly training requirements and proof of quality control.   

For more information on the details of the ACT Laboratory certification course, please use the following link:


ALF Certified Technicians


ALF Internationals

ACT Professionals:  Karol Quiroga and Francisco Hernandez


ALF Internationals LLC is a small laboratory that specializes in the creation of Advanced Lightwire Functional appliances as developed by doctor Darick Nordstrom. This novel approach to orthodontics works to integrate cranial mobility with the palate, tooth tongue and jaw alignment resulting in improved swallowing, breathing, speech and sleep. It can also resolve symptoms such as chronic headaches, neck, shoulder, hip/back pain, ringing in the ears, vertigo, dizziness, motion sickness, teeth grinding/clenching, clicking sounds in the jaw, sleep apnea, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction. ​​​​​​

The appliances are constructed of lightweight, resilient spring wire made to be easily removed for cleaning.

ALF Internationals Laboratory was created to satisfy the increasing demand for nontraditional orthodontic treatment appliances.

Because we are aware of the amazing benefits that ALF appliances provide we are committed as your laboratory to provide your practice with the highest quality appliances possible. 

Our goal is to create your ALF appliances based on your patients needs. Creating your design is our goal!


Ohlendorf Laboratory

ACT Provider: John Stecher


Since 1933, Ohlendorf Appliance Laboratory (OAL) has been a dental industry leader, providing the industry’s best appliances and complete case solutions.

Ohlendorf Appliance Laboratory is a full service Appliance Therapy lab offering the finest specialized and individually fabricated dental appliances. We back every case with customized treatment solutions, case consultation and expert appliance design options.

Being a family owned, third generation business, Kevin Ohlendorf understands the importance of expert service, case accuracy and on time delivery. Ohlendorf Appliance Laboratory has heavily invested in expert personnel and the latest technology to ensure your every case will be exactly as prescribed and delivered on time.

Please give us a call to experience how we will personally make a difference with your next case!



ACT Provider:  Bill Van Evans

Orthodent is your full service dental laboratory serving North America specializing in orthodontics. We have been in the business of making smiles since 1988.


Art Wires

ACT Professional: Vicky Autry

 ArtWires is a privately owned orthodontic specialty laboratory. We wish to offer personal and prompt attention to the cases you entrust to our care. To that end, we want to make sure we are a good match to your needs. Please contact us to discuss how we might support your practice. 


Dr. Girish PV

Dr.Girish P.V, BDS, MDS (Orthodontics) 

Vice President - ICCMO India Section

 Neuromuscular Orthodontics (Fellowship in ICNOG, Italy), Fellowship in Neuromuscular Dentistry (ICCMO, USA) DNA appliance certified Orthodontist, Orthodontist and Clear Aligner Specialist(Germany)

 Clinic address: Smile Architect invisible braces center,

428,7th main, 9th cross,2nd block

 Jayanagar, Bangalore, INDIA 

email:  drgirishpv@gmail.com

Mobile: +91 9845020520

AHC Technicians


An ALF Honoris Causa certification is the title of the technician in which Dr. Nordstrom has waived the usual requirements of participating and fulfilling the requirements of the ACT course.  

This type of award is also known by the Latin phrases honoris causa ("for the sake of the honour") or ad honorem ("to the honour").  This title is often given to those in the academic community as an "honorary doctorate" and may be awarded to someone who has no prior connection with the academic institution or no previous post-secondary education.   

AHC Technicians are being awarded this title at the request of Dr. Nordstrom  because of their long standing relationship as well as thier up to date, one-on-one training opportunities  with Dr. Nordstrom .  

Ken DeHaan


Murdock Laboratory