As professional in the field of treating facial dysfunctions and mal occlusion there is an ever-expanding potency in the engagement of a collaborative process between osteopathy, dentistry and myofunctional therapist. This course will give you the Big Picture of the underlying etiologies and treatments for these dysfunctions.
Including insight into the increasing airway dysfunction our patients are suffering.
Course dates: June 11 - July 30, 2022
Live Q&A discussion sessions (on zoom):
- July 15th 2022 8:30-10:00 AM (PST)
- July 25th 2022 8:30-10:00 AM (PST)
15 1A CME pending
Osteopathy and the ALF Process
The InterFace of Dentist, Osteopathy, & Myofunctional Therapy
Facial growth and development
What creates a face
What creates mal occlusion
Who needs an ALF?
Effects of a mal occlusion and ankyologlossis
What creates airway dysfunctions and sleep apnea
Assessing ankyologlossis with an osteopathic perspective
Comparison of the ALF appliance with other "functional" appliances.
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"I learned the difference between what can be done with the ALF appliances versus traditional orthodontics. It’s important to assess the mouth as a structure that can be contributing to other somatic dysfunctions and functional patterns within the patients’ body. "
"The ‘live streamed’ class was surprisingly much better than expected. It is an excellent format for this in depth introductory course without the need for the sensitivity of hands on teaching. "
"The most important thing about this course for me is that it connected many dots. It had literally blown my mind regarding how extensive our dental occlusion, or as Dr Turzo says, “the biggest joint in the body,” contribute to everything from behavioral issues, to cranial neurological dysfunction, to chronic recurrent MSK distortions, to even visceral disease such as how OSA contribute to cardiopulmonary illnesses. Never mind looking at the obvious issues of facial structural symmetry, appearance, allergies, sinus issues, and TMD pain. Dr Turzo taught this entire course live and integrates a lot of her vast clinic experiences. One can tell that the materials she presented are very much part of her as she talks smoothly and freely about the subject at hand. I highly recommend this course for all Osteopaths and dentist, in practice or students alike. It is a tremendous gift that Dr Turzo offers to our professions in order to help our patients heal holistically (spelling is intentional). "
"I was able to bring out my cranial bones as Dr. Turzo was presenting and to get a concurrent tactile learning experience. I also have many other learning tools at my disposal that I would not have if I were to fly to another location to take this course. "
"I thought this course was flawless. The valuable information I learned was appreciating the role that dentist and orthodontics can play with osteopaths to optimize health."
"This was my first “live streaming” course and I was impressed with the potential."
"The “live streaming” experience was very good, it’s the only reason that I was able to do the course. It was like I was there. I will be paying attention to the relationships between the tongue, mandible, TMJ, hyoid, etc., especially when I’m not getting the results I should after treating with cranial Osteopathy. This gives me another approach for asthmatics, OSA patients, chronic OM patients and many more. I’m excited to get started because we have an ALF dentist in our area."