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November 12th- 13th, 2021

The ALF Approach 

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Discover the interface of dentistry, osteopathy, and myofunctional therapy for the treatment of craniofacial dysfunctions in this potent 2 day course.

The ALF Approach

November 12th- 13th, 2021

Course is available via live streaming only.

Getting Credit For Your Efforts - 

AAO approved 13.5 CME
AAGO approved 13.5 CE

Get the cutting edge information to transform your patients lives as well as your practice.

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.

  • Learn about Osteopathy and the ALF Process from one of the field's most distinguished practitioners.
  • Discover what creates mal occlusions and learn how to assess the face, the oral cavity and the occlusion.
  • Learn how to diagnose ankyloglossis, TMD, and craniofacial dysfunction and how to approach it with an osteopathic perspective.
  • Be able to treat airway dysfunctions and sleep apnea. 
  • Learn how the craniofacial soft tissue and the dental occlusion are interrelated.
  • Understanding the dynamics of facial growth and dysfunction influences clinical decision making with the ALF appliances
  • Understand the soft tissue and cranial motion complexes effect TMJ movement.

 

Learn the essentials of diagnosis and treating craniofacial and mal occlusions in a collaborative course with dentist, osteopathic
physicians and myofunctional therapist.

Registration for the The ALF Approach Course

November 12th- 13th, 2021

Testimonials

"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. "

Dr. JC DDS Orthodontics

"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. "

Dr. JK DO

"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). "

Dr. George Chen DO

"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. "

Dr. George Chen

"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."

Dr. Aparna Dandekar DO

"This was my first “live streaming” course and I was impressed with the potential."

Dr. Barry Rogers DO

"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."

R. William Taylor DO

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