ALF Educational Institute presents:


Diagnose and treat the complexities of temporomandibular joint dysfunction with Osteopathy and the ALF (Alternative Lightwire Functionals) appliances. 

This course will teach the factors that predispose the patient to Cranial Mandibular Cervical Respiratory Complex and TMD. The course will present cranial strain patterns and specific mal occlusion associate with TMD. Lean the underlying growth dysfunction that lead to TMD for early intervention. 

For: Osteopaths
Pre requisite: The ALF Approach Level 1 AEI
Delivered: In person
Next Session: TBD

The Evolution of Osteopathy and Dentistry

“The dental traumatic type of lesion opens a field of new possibilities to members of the osteopathic profession. It should interest the dentist as well. Dentists possess special anatomical knowledge and constructive surgical skill in relation to the facial bones, and this type of lesion invites cooperation by the two professions.” - Dr. W.G. Sutherland

Continued Education that will bring your profession to the next level. 

An interdisciplinary course taught with Dr Tasha Turzo DO, Dr. James Bronson DDS and Kathy Winslow RDH,MFT.

You practice in a dynamic and rigorous field. While keeping clinically current is imperative, it is expected. "Clinically current" does not give your practice the edge over surrounding practices. The edge goes to one who can acquire the skills necessary to observe and diagnose symptoms with a unique perspective, manage a more effective and efficient practice. 

So the need to keep professionally current is obvious but the questions are when and how do I start? The ALF Educational Institution was made specifically for dentists, osteopaths, and MFT's who want to evolve their practice into one with transformative and healing qualities.  Yes, our course is an opportunity for 21 CME 1A credits, but more importantly, the knowledge obtained in this course will help treat the complicated patient with craniofacial dysfunction.

  • Provide you the expertise to communicate with the dentist and myofunctional therapist in the intricacies of treating the underlying etiologies of craniofacial dysfunctions.
  • Teach the wire dynamics of the ALF and why these appliances create transformation.
  • Learn how to diagnose ankyologlossis and how to approach it using ALF
  • & Much More

Upcoming session details

Dates to be determined.
Note, this course will not be running in 2023.
Held in McLean, VA


Course Timing:
Friday and Saturday course starts 8:30 AM to between 5-6 PM.
Sunday starts at 9:00 AM and ends before 12:00 PM.

The course is presented at the StayBridge Inn McLean. This is also the hotel that most of the participants stay.

A portion of the course will take place at Dr. Bronson’s office which is in walking distance from the Staybridge Inn.

Dr. James Bronson’s office address:
6800 Fleetwood Rd #100, McLean, VA 22101

The schedule for each Level 2 is slightly unique so you will receive the schedule as soon as I receive it from Dr. Bronson.

Closest Airports:
Dulles International or Reagan National Airport

There are plenty of restaurants in walking distance from the hotel. The rooms do have a kitchen and Amazon does deliver groceries to the hotel.

Note: Accommodation, travel, and meals are not included in the price, and are your responsibility. 

** This course is for Osteopaths. If you are a Dentist of Myofunctional Therapy interested in this course, Contact Dr. James Bronson DDS


⭐ Join the prestigious group of
ALF proficient Osteopaths and Dentist

Completing ALF Educational Institution Course Lvl 1 will get your name listed on our ALF certified search engine. Any local patients that are interested in the ALF approach will be able to find you with ease. This is a great way to create and collaborate in the ALF Team Approach to serve your patients with optimal excellent treatment.

⭐ PLUS, Get Credit For Your Efforts

You can earn 21 1A Continuing Medical Educational credits you need while you learn the cutting edge treatment for craniofacial dysfunctions. The ALF Educational Institute courses are sponsored by the Northern California Chapter of the American Academy of Osteopathy.

If you have not already completed ALF Educational Institute Training Level 1

Click here to sign up for Level 1


About Dr. Turzo

Dr. Tasha Turbo DO, graduated from Western University, Pomona, California in 1994 where she received a Post Graduate Osteopathic Manual Medicine/Anatomy Fellowship.  She completed her internship at the UCSF Family Medicine Residency at the Santa Rosa Community Hospital.  She has been in private practice since 1995 practicing osteopathy, homeopathy, functional medicine, prolotherapy and RPR specializing in craniofacial dysfunctions. She is a Clinical Adjunct Assistant Professor at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine where she has been a guest lecturer since 2007.  Dr. Turzo has been co treating patients and working monthly with Dr. Nordstrom since 1995.  She is also a founding member of AEI (ALF Educational Institute). Dr. Turzo is an internationally recognized expert in the application of osteopathy and functional dentistry, with a focus on the use of the Advance Lightwire Functional (ALF) devises and TMD.  Dr. Turzo has been teaching extensively in this field since 1997.

We look forward to seeing at the next session. 

If you would have questions or would like more information, email [email protected]


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