THE ALF EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE, LLC
-LEVEL 1 ALF Certification CourseThe ALF Mini Residency program is an intense four session, 3 day per session training program set approximately 4 months apart (one year). Each participant will
treat 2 patients from their own practice from start to finish (or as near as possible)
during this time frame and then present the cases at a graduation grand rounds,
and each participant is required to pass a written exam based on the course work.
A Standardized Protocol: ALF Level 1 Treatment
ALF Concepts / Pedo / MyoFunctional / Osteopathy
The First Class SOLD OUT in 3 weeks,
Last Class for 2014: Size is Limited to 6 dentist
April 25,26,27, 2014; August 15,16,17 2014
December 12,13,14 2014: April 10,11,12, 2015
90 Credit Hours
Optional Hygienist and Osteopaths Sessions 1 and 2: Team Concepts
Each Dentist can invite an Osteopath to Session 1 and Session 2: to learn about Team
Concepts, Functional Appliance Therapy and Working with the DDS with Dr. Tasha Turzo
and a Hygienist to learn about Myofunctional Team Work with Kathy Winslow, RDH.
The 2 session fee for the Osteopaths is $1200.00 For the Hygienist is $1000.00
Dentist payment options: (AAGO Dentist Members receive a $500 discount )
Full Payment by February 1, 2014 Fee is $11,000.00
Full payment by March 1, 2014 Fee is $11,500.00
Or $3125.00 30 days prior to each session = $12,500.00
This course will sell out: a $3000.00 Deposit is required to hold a spot.
ALF LEVEL 1 Course Requirements:
The Team Approach Introductory ALF Seminar or Equivalent (TBD on a case by
case basis, submit resume of experience and ALF understanding)
Submit 2 cases (an anterior cross bite and a posterior cross bite in primary or
Early Mixed Dentition), 1 month prior to start of program. An ICAT (full dicom
images), a Complete Photo Series, and Models of the teeth.
The cases will be used for group diagnosis and treatment planning, ALF appliances will be fabricated for each case, for insertion when the participant returns to his/her office.
Monthly follow up photos are required and at each successive course date the
cases will be discussed.
At the end of the mini residency the participants will be required to present
the 2 cases in a Grand Rounds type power point presentation.
There will be a written examination based on the clinical cases and the reading
assignments, theory, and lab.
Required Selected Reading Assignments in the following:
ALF Articles Published by Dr. Nordstrom, Dr. Smith, Dr. Strokon, Dr. James,
and Dr. Bronson. (Articles will be provided)
Early Treatment of Malocclusions, German Ramirez-Yanez
Miracle Children Behavior ond Learning Disabilities Uprooted, Anna Buck
Osteopathy in The Cranial Field, Magoun, and others to be determined.
ALL LECTURES WILL BE HELD AT:
STAYBRIDGE SUITES MCLEAN TYSONS
6845 Old Dominion Drive
McLean, VA 22101
ROOM BLOCK RESERVED as ALF CERTIFICATION COURSE ($125 DBL)
Clinical Treatment will be conducted at the Dental Office of Dr. Bronson
6845 Elm Street, Suite 507, McLean, VA 22101 703-856-7792
April 25,26,27 2014
MyoFn Therapy and Osteopathy Part 1 (Team Approach)
Embryology and Primitive Reflex Integration
“Live” patient Data Collection, Interpretation, Treatment Planning, Informed Consent, Fees “The CONTRACT” , ALF Adjustments, ALF Delivery, Post Insertion instructions, Referrals: WHEN?
Participant Case Introductions Power Point and ICAT Interpretation, Treatment
Planning, Appliance Design
August 15,16,17 2014
Previous Session Review and Reading Assignments Reviews
MyoFn Therapy and Osteopathy Part 2 (Team Approach)
Participant Case Follow ups (photos of patient progress); Live Follow ups
December 12,13,14 2014
Previous Session Review and Reading Assignments Review
Participant Case Follow ups; Live Patient Follow ups
Adjunctive Therapy e.g. laser frenectomy, Appliance Repair Lab
April 10,11,12, 2015
Live Patient Follow up Review Previous Session
Participant Grand Rounds
Dr. James M. Bronson, Director of the Mini-Residency, has been working
with the ALF appliance since 2000; His interest was sparked and encouraged by his mentor, Dr. Brendan Stack and his use of the ALF appliance
in “Movement Disorder Cases”. Dr. Bronson has lectured on “The ALF
Paradigm” and “ALF A Team Approach” in the US, Asia and in Europe. He
has private practices in McLean and Charlottesville, VA and he has a practiced limited to ALF and TMD Therapy in Santa Cruz, CA. Dr. Bronson is a
“cum Laude” graduate of Georgetown University School of Dentistry, a
member in the Cranial Academy, the AAGO, the IAO, the AGD, and the
American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Tasha Turzo graduated from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the
Pacific in 1994. She has been in private practice since 1995 in Santa Cruz,
CA where she practices as a traditional osteopath and a classical homeopath. She has been working in the field of functional dentistry and osteopathy with Dr. Nordstrom since she began her practice.
Kathy Winslow, RDH, COM has a private practice in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy, She is a Buteyko Breathing Educator, and has training in
Facial Reflex Integration (MNRI). She is a member of the IAOM
(International Association Of Orofacial Myology), and the Osteo/Dental
Interface Group. Kathy has lectured extensively on Orofacial Myology.
Only 6 spaces available; to reserve your spot call (703) 506-9805
The ALF Educational Institute, LLC
c/o James M. Bronson, DDS, PC 6845 Elm Street, Suite 507, McLean, VA 22101
Fees are refundable (minus 10% administration fee) if the spot is filled prior to the start of Session 1
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the Academy of General Dentistry Program Approval for Continuing
Education (PACE) through the joint program provider approval of AAGO.
AAGO is approved for awarding FAGD/MAGD credit. 6/1/10 to 5/31/14