June Midliners Study Club

Self Study and Community Building

We all need a break sometime and summer vacation is in full swing for many of us...including and especially the administrators of this group!  Darick and I are not only busy preparing for their ALF 101 course to be held later this week, but we are also preparing for another interview to be publicly broadcasted in August 2018 to promote ALF Therapy and the providers that support our ALF InterFACE Academy.

This video interview is a follow up to last year's interview's where Darick and I had the opportunity to introduce ALF Therapy to the listening audience of the Functional Oral Health and Airway Summit. (FOHAS)  The purpose of this year's interview is to update the listeners on the advances that our community has made in the last year as well as to showcase the developments occurring in the world of ALF Therapy.

For those who were eagerly anticipating spending your second Monday evening of the month with your ALF community, we will be happy to provide you with some information to support you and your practice, even though we will not be there to have our discussion group this month.   

So that you can listen to the recording of my interview last year to see what the listening public learned about ALF Therapy and our ALF InterFACE Academy, the 47 minute audio recording will be available on Digital Chalk.  (Darick's might be eventually added as well if I can find a link to his recording) 

In addition,  the folks at  DDME (the developers of the GemPro featured in last month's meeting) have put together a very helpful instructional guide for your reference when implementing this very helpful and relevant technology into your practice.  The use of the GemPro as a tool utilized by many members of our ALF Therapy community will be discussed as a part of the 2018  FOHAS interview to be aired next month and this reference will also be made available on our provider website (as of Monday July 9, 2018) as a helpful practice tool for your patients and team members as well as for us as providers. Yet another bonus will be added as soon as Darick finishes his "Power of P" (proprioception) video that he shared with Barry Raphael' sand Mark Cruz's Spreecast group a couple of years ago. 

He is currently updating and refining it for use  as part of our ALF 101  pre-course material and is something that everyone can benefit from.

I will include  these three items in the July course offerings on Digital chalk for you to review at your leisure.

Speaking of leisure, I hope that you all have a great summer and look forward to meeting with you next month where Darick will be taking another month off and I will be leading the discussion on ALF 101 related topics as a follow up to our Why Behind The Wire course in July.   Next meeting:  August 13, 2018 8 PM CST

Angie Tenholder

ALF 101 Core Series: Level One -"The WHY behind the wire"

January 11-12th- 11 South Professional Building Columbia, Illinois / St. Louis, Missouri

The unique and sophisticated designs of the family of ALF Appliances have become world renowned for results that surpass those of traditional dentistry and orthodontics. Those who strive to gain a deeper understanding of the many benefits of ALF Therapy now have the opportunity to take advantage of the authentic and inner teachings as developed and supported by the innovator of the ALF appliance, Dr. Darick Nordstrom!  

This course will provide the practitioner and their supportive team with an educational experience that will encourage application of a principle based curriculum .  The information provided will allow both the doctor and the team to customize their treatment approach to the needs of their individual patients. By having the tools to assess, the techniques to apply and the technologies to support their treatment decisions, the practitioner will have the skills to select and design the appropriate ALF Appliance based on physiological principles. 

The ALF InterFACE Academy Level One Course has been created by Dr. Nordstrom and the AIA faculty based on over 30 years of development and tested through decades of hands on clinical patient care.   The practical application of this coveted knowledge will allow AIA trained practitioners and their teams to truly and deeply benefit from the inner teachings that define authentic ALF Therapy.


-Appliance design sheets and course manual

-Online learning modules to be provided prior to the hands -on session to maximize efficiency and minimize time out of the office

-Customized lab prescription sheets for enhanced communication

-Hands-on instructional time in a clinical setting to demonstrate wire bending, insertion, and adjustment techniques. 

-Basic instruction on dental cranial palpatory skills, introduction to cranial indicators and reflex assessment for the dental professional

-Training for the dental assistants and hygienists in their role of supporting their doctor and patients.

-Training in biometric and clinical assessments. 


To ensure the quality of the hands-on educational experience, the course size will be limited.

BOTH july and sept courses have reached capacity!

ALF Study Club Case Review course - September 21-22

Collaborative Learning

This course is designed to support ALF practitioners as they apply ALF Therapy principles by sharing patient case presentations with each other.  

Each participant is encouraged to bring 4 cases to be shared with the other doctors in a "grand rounds" type group setting.  Dr. Nordstrom will select the cases most beneficial to the overall learning experience to use as discussions with the  doctors attending the course.

*****This course is a live event only.  It will not be professionally recorded nor available for future viewing.****

Location and Registration

The course will be held in the Nordstrom home from 8-5 both days.  Breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages will be provided.

394 Highland Oaks Lane

Fallbrook, California

In order to ensure an optimal learning experience, attendees will be limited to the first 12 registrants -no exceptions.

THIS COURSE HAS REACHED CAPACITY! To be placed on a waiting list please contact Jamie at Admin@alfinterfaceacademy.com