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Rebecca L Griffiths, DMD
Dental Master Design, PLLC
General Dentist
3420 E Shea Blvd  Suite 151
Phoenix, AZ  85028
602.867.4317 (phone)
Dr Griffiths has treated TMD, orthodontic, and head, neck, and facial pain patients since 1985 and has used ALF appliances exclusively with her pediatric and adult patients since 1993. She realized through clinical experience that other functional appliances could not deliver the results of the ALF appliances, particularly when co-treating her patients along with osteopaths, chiropractors, myofunctional therapists, physical therapists, or massage therapists, as the needs of each patient could require. ALF practitioners must possess astute palpation skills in order to provide the best treatment to each individual patient. The results of properly designed and properly adjusted ALF appliances impact directly, quickly, and positively every aspect of each patient's health, function, and aesthetics.
Dr Griffiths' curriculum vitae, which detail her specific training records, certifications, and publications, are available at

Joseph Vomero, DC (SOT)
7324 E. 6th Avenue
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Tel. (480) 949-8584


William T. Mahon, DDS
Orthodontist, Pediatric Dentist
My Village Pediatric Dentistry
1909 East Central Avenue
Bentonville, AR 72712
Tel. (479) 273-9302
My Village Advanced Orthodontics
1907 East Central Avenue
Bentonville, AR 72712
Tel. (479) 273-1188
Dr. William T. Mahon, ALF training with Dr. Ljuba Lemke, Mini-Residency with Mr. James Bronson, Crozat courses with Dr. Brian Hockel and Dr. Steve Broderson; Dual trained MS in Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry; 36 years private practice; Currently Clinic Director and Owner, My Village Pediatric Dentistry and My Village Advanced Orthodontics, Bentonville, Arkansas


James M. Bronson, DDS
General Dentist
550 Water Street, Ste. K4
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Tel. (831) 212-3997

Martin N. Gorman, DDS
General Dentist
5363 Balboa Blvd., Suite 446
Encino, CA 91316
Tel. (818) 995-1891
Martin N. Gorman, D.D.S. is a highly trained practitioner with over 40 years of experience in dentistry. He specializes in the treatment of temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD), sleep disorders, and epigenetic orthodontics.  Dr. Gorman has been working with oral palate expanders for over 5 years and has trained with several doctors such as: Dr. Nordstrom, Dr. Singh, and Dr. Lemke to name a few. He strives to educate all patients on the importance of maximizing your airway and proper facial growth and development for children.  

Elliot Green, DMD
General Dentist
153 S. Lasky Drive, # 6
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Tel. (310) 203-9993

Sandor Hites, DDS
General Dentist
2240 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Tel. (510) 845-6494

Brian Hockel, DDS
General Dentist
2651 Oak Grove Rd.
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Tel. (925) 934-3434
Close to 20 years experience with light-wire appliances, Dr. Hockel is an instructor for the American Academy of Gnathologic Orthopedics in private practice of general dentistry and orthodontics. He focuses on maximizing facial growth for children, and maximizing airway health for all. ALF training includes courses with Stroken, James and Lembke. He is trained by Viola Fryman in cranial osteopathy, although he refers to various practitioners for osteopathic treatment. Dr. Hockel emphasizes treatment of the causes of malocclusion, including the correction of improper rest oral posture. The health of the whole body is closely related to the proper development and function of the teeth, jaws, mouth and airway.

Dwight Jennings, DDS
General Dentist
2187 Harbor Bay Pkwy
Alameda, CA 94502
Tel. 510-522-6828
321 State Hwy 49
Sutter Creek, CA 95685
Tel. 209-267-0134

Bruce Johnson, DDS
General Dentist
3909 Ocean View Blvd.
Montrose, CA 91020
Tel.(818) 248-7976

Virginia Lee, DMD
General Dentist
serving San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Solano, Napa, Alameda,
Contra Costa, San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties
Tel. (707) 328-4968

Marie Mallory, DDS
General Dentist
1820 Sonoma Ave., Ste 76
Santa Rosa, CA.
Tel. (707) 542-7800
I have been introduced to ALF orthodontics by Dr. Nordstrom in 1998. In 2003 I have joined the AAGO and attended monthly study club and continuing education classes. Since Dr. Nordstrom has devoted more of his time to teach his philosophy, I am following his continuing education classes and practicing ALF orthodontics in conjunction with osteopathic treatment.

Mona Moy, DDS
General Dentist
506 Estudillo Ave.
San Leandro CA 94577
Tel. (510) 483-1616
2220 Mountain Blvd. #205
Oakland CA 94611
Tel. (510) 482-2799

Nick Nguyen, DDS
General Dentist
6B Liberty, Ste 120
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Tel. (949) 215-4400
Dr. Nguyen completed a year long sleep mini-residency in Sleep Medicine at UCLA in the department of Orofacial pain in 2011. He has been practicing airway and growth guidance Dentistry ever since he took his first Myofunctional therapy course and became a member of the AAGO in 2012. In 2016, he completed a year long mini residency in ALF Orthotropics with Jim Bronson, DDS and Tasha Turzo, D.O. Also in 2016, he trained with Pediatric ENT Bobby Ghaheri, MD for newborn and infant tongue tie releases. He currently co-treats cases with Cranial Sacral therapists, Physical therapist, Lactation therapists, Myofunctional therapists, Sleep MD's, Pediatricians in his community. He has also began treating new ALF cases on Osteopathic patients with Darick Nordstrom DDS as an advisor as Dr. Nordstrom is no longer accepting new patients.

Darick Nordstrom, DDS, developer of the ALF appliance -> YouTube
General Dentist
394 Highland Oaks Lane
Fallbrook, CA 92028
Tel. (310) 424-5121.
Dr. Nordstrom is not currently taking new patients, but he is consulting with
other practitioners to aid them with their patients needs.

Shahrzad (Sherry) Sami, DDS

Integrative Pediatric Dental Medicine
Wholistic Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
5017 Lewis Road suite #B
Agoura Hills, Ca 91301
Tel. 818-578-4894

Mamta Shah, DDS
General Dentist
39572 Stevenson Place, Ste. 123
Fremont, CA 94539
Tel. (510) 796-9972

Dave Shirazi, DDS
General Dentist
TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Conejo Valley
555 Marin St., #108
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Tel. (805) 496-5700
TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Los Angeles
11980 San Vicente Blvd., Suite #619
Brentwood, CA 90049
Tel. (310) 401 0813
I have been making ALFs since 2001 for both adults and children. I concurrently work with Osteopaths and SOT cranial/sacral chiropractors for whole body and Spirit integration, and Ive been blessed to have been trained directly by Dr Darick Nordstrom directly, and he has been an amazing if not challenging mentor.

Ray Silkman, DDS
General Dentist
11645 Wilshire Blvd. #801
Brentwood, CA 90025
Tel. (310) 445-9098

Brian Smith, DDS
General Dentist
33 Montecito Dr.
Corte Madera CA 94925
Tel. (415) 924-6551

Grace Sun, DDS
General Dentist
462 North Doheny Drive
Los Angeles California 90048
Tel. (310) 274-4200
Dr. Grace Sun graduated from the University Of Southern California School Of Dentistry in 1981. Dr. Sun is an accredited Fellow with American Academy of cosmetic Dentistry, Master and Educator with Academy of Laser Dentistry and Senior Instructor with the International Association for Functional Orthodontics. Dr. Sun is also a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry and International Congress of Oral Implantologist. Dr. Sun’s training background in Advanced Lightwire Functionals is associated with the American Academy of Gnathologic Orthopedics, ALF Educational Institute and Dr.Nordstrom. Dr. Sun’s functional Orthodontic Treatment aside from the fixed straight wire system, also includes the Crozat, ALF and DNA appliance in conjunction with orofacial Myofunctional Therapy for Craniofacial development on all ages.

Efrain Toledo, DDS
Orthodontist and Pediatric Dentist
3517 Marconi Ave., Suite 105
Sacramento CA 95821
Tel. (916) 483-4045

Richard A. Wiseman, DMD
General Dentist
2348 Horseshoe Court
Santa Rosa, CA. 95405
Tel. (707) 527-9280
Richard A. Wiseman DMD has practiced General Dentistry in Santa Rosa, California since 1975 and has been a member of AAGO since 1986. He has extensive experience in Crozat appliances, fixed orthodontia, Invisalign as well as other orthopedic appliances and now is using ALF appliances.

Douglas K. C. Wong, DDS
Valley Dental & Orthodontics
7033 Village Parkway, Suite 202
Dublin, CA 94568
Tel. (925) 828-4041
I have been using ALF appliances since I started doing orthodontics about 8 years ago. Dr. Robert Klein is my instructor and an advocate of ALF appliances. He has spoken highly of Nordstrom and Ken DeHaan (Lab in Hollister, CA).
ALF appliances are simple, easy to adjust, and make appointments short and sweet. Most patients like how little they are, compared to appliances like the RPE's.

Victor Woodlief. DMD
General Dentist
750 N. Capitol Ave, Suite A2
San Jose CA 95133
Tel. (408) 258-5054

Svetlana Yesin, DDS
General Dentist
614 Irving Street
San Francisco, CA 94122
Tel. (415) 759-9330

Ayman Zraiqat, DDS
General Dentist
Holistic Dental Arts
1401 N. Tustin Ave, # 345
Santa Ana CA 92705
Tel. (949) 748-0673
Dr. Ayman Zraiqat has the experience and the credentials (that exceed most, if not all, dental practitioners in the area) to provide you truly holistic dental care and expert guidance. He takes a unique Whole Body approach to oral health care; combining sound dental science, technology, and experience with a deep concern for his patients' emotional well-being and comfort.
Dr. Zraiqat has more than 14 Years of experience practicing Biologic Dentistry.
This Whole Body philosophy stresses the use of biocompatible dental materials whenever possible. Dr. Zraiqat also works closely with highly qualified health professionals to assist him in his efforts to return the patient to optimal oral and overall health. His Health-Centered, Patient First approach to holistic dentistry means that he treats the teeth, jaw, and related oral structures, with specific regard to how that treatment will affect the entire body.

DeHaan Orthodontics (Laboratory)
1351 Gloria Drive
Hollister CA 95023
Tel. (831) 524-2815

Runa Basu, DO
1526 Fairview St.
Berkeley, CA 94703
Tel. (510) 771-3000

Charles L. Blum, DC
Doctor of Chiropractic
1752 Ocean Park Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Tel. (310) 392-9795
In private practice Santa Monica, California since 1981 specializing in dental-chiropractic care of TMD patients.  Dr. Blum is the SOTO-USA representative to the Alliance of TMD Organizations and was a Senior Clinical Instructor at the Cranial Facial/TMJ Clinic, White Memorial Medical Center, Los Angeles, California. He is research faculty at Cleveland Chiropractic College, teaches the sacro occipital technique (SOT) elective at Palmer College of Chiropractic-West and TMJ co-treatment at Southern California University of Health Sciences.  Dr. Blum is on the peer review board of the Journal of Craniomandibular and Sleep Practice (CRANIO).  He has actively co-treated many patients with dentists who utilize the ALF (including Dr. Nordstrom), and Dr. Blum has also developed craniofacial treatment methods to facilitate the ALF’s function. He has lectured nationally and internationally, extensively publishes in multiple peer reviewed indexed journals and at research conferences from 1984 with many presentations related to dental chiropractic TMD co-management.

Dawn Brown, DO
1524 Fairview St.
Berkeley, CA 94703
Tel. (510)771-3000
710 C St., Suite 14
San Rafael, CA 94901
I work with diverse population of children and adults, specializing in cranial and biodynamic osteopathy. Toward the end of my medical training in 2005, I chose to study with Dr. Tasha Turzo, and was trained to consider the function of the orofacial structures in relationship to the overall health of the patient. In 2012, I participated in the ALF/INTERFACE II with Dr. Nordstrom, the founder of the ALF, and Dr. Turzo. Currently I work in collaboration with local dentists and orofacial myofunctional therapists to support the health of my patients.

Susan Cislo, DO
Bay Area Osteopathic
3431 Broadway Street, Suite A2
(Canyon Plaza on Highway 29)
American Canyon, CA 94503
Tel. (707) 731-0921

Eric Dolgin, DO
2128 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica CA 90405
Tel. (310) 664-8818

Carmen Hering, DO
902 Santa Fe Ave.
Albany, CA 94706
Tel. (510) 526-5256

Julie Mai DO
2651 Irvine Ave. Suite 148
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Tel. (949) 642- 3736
107 N. Acacia Ave.
Solana Beach, CA 92075
Tel. (858) 259-6000
As an osteopathic physician that practices comprehensive traditional osteopathy and osteopathy in the cranial field, my goal is to help patients achieve optimal health. I also utilize Homeopathy, Bach Flower Essences, Mesotherapy with injectable homeopathics, and Essential Oils as adjunct therapy. Having worked closely with Dr. Viola Frymann at the OCC and mentored under Philippe Druelle, D.O. Canada, I have experience in treating children of various developmental problems, learning disabilities, as well as the treatment of common problems in newborn babies and many suboptimal health issues of Adults and Pregnant moms-to-be. I have two office location: Solana Beach in San Diego and Costa Mesa in Orange County. At the Costa Mesa office, Dr. Darick Nordstrom and I work with patients with the ALF appliance to blend both osteopathy with dentistry to provide both teeth alignment and optimal health function.

Tudor Marinescu, DO
2128 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Tel. (310) 664-8818
658 S La Luna Ave
Ojai, CA 93023
Tel. (805) 633-4624

Thomas McCombs, DO
Bay Area Osteopathic
3431 Broadway Street, Suite A2
(Canyon Plaza on Highway 29)
American Canyon, CA 94503
Tel. (707) 731-0921

Jorge Luis Moreno, DO
420 N. Montebello Blvd, Suite 300
Montebello, CA 90640
Tel. (323) 726-6289

Patricia Reber-Weltz, DO
745 Distel Drive, Suite 130
Los Altos, CA 94022
Tel. (650) 482-9898

Tasha Turzo, DO -> YouTube video
550 Water Street, Ste. K4
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Tel. (831) 423-2298

Michelle Veneziano, DO
655 Redwood Hwy., Ste. 160
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Tel. (415) 259-9026
I work mostly with adults with complex orthopedic and other medical issues in conjunction with ALF treatment and orofacialmyology. Much of osteopathy is about establishing good breath in the body, and that breath must be happening in a coordinated manner throughout the entire body for the spine to regenerate. I have had great success treating very challenging spinal disc issues and scolioses through osteopathy aided by ALF treatment. The combination of biodynamic (subtle) and mechanical osteopathy can be very helpful for the long standing complex patterns we see in adults. I was exposed to ALF about 10 years ago, and since have participated in the ALF/INTERFACE II symposium with Drs. Nordstrom DDS & Turzo, DO in 2012 and now am in ALF residency training with Drs. Bronson DDS & Turzo. I work closely with Brian Smith DDS and Carly Schneider, COM in Mill Valley, CA and am happy to work with others.

Virginia Downing, RDH OMT
Orofacial Myologist, Buteyko Breathing Educator
Orofacial Integrity
5707 Redwood Rd. suite #19
Oakland, California 94619
Tel. (510)479-3591
member of : AAPMD, AAMS, AOMT, ADHA. Strong supporter of a multi-disciplinary approach to obtain the best possible results re: jaw growth and development and the far reaching impact this has on systemic health. Committed to communication, careful observation, and fabulous therapy.

Barbara J. Greene, COM
Orofacial Myologist
1801 Solar Drive #155
Oxnard, CA 93030
505 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 9136
1520-B State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
162 W. Carmel Green
Port Hueneme, CA 93041
Tel. (980) 452-4302

Karyn Kasvin RDH BSDH
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist
Clover Valley Wellness
4140 Clover Valley Rd.
Rocklin, CA 95677
Tel. (916) 672-6399

Joy L. Moeller, COM, RDH, BS
Orofacial Myologist
910 Via de la Paz #106
Pacific Palisades, California 90272
291 S. La Cienega, Suite 409
Beverly Hills, California 90211
Tel. (310) 454-4044
I have worked with the ALF appliance for at least 14 years and worked directly with Dr. Darick Nordstrom's patients as well as many other ALF practitioners. Orofacial myofunctional therapy can be a huge adjunct to the treatment because the function will influence the form to facilitate the appliance to work more efficiently and with more long term stability. I have trained more than half of the people practicing myofunctional therapy in the US with the AOMT. (Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy) We teach our students to work in an inter-disciplinary manner to assure the best results possible, including an osteopathic physician as well. We have a new association called the AAMS (Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences) where we are having our first meeting in Rome and in September 2014, the meeting will be in Los Angeles. Hope to see you all there!

Melinda Nelson RDH, COM
NTP, Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist, Buteyko Breathing Practitioner
Garden Grove and Orange County area
Tel. (714) 595-7866

Carly Schneider, RDH
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist
Mill Valley, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Diego, CA
Tel. (415) 755-5212

Jean Shimizu
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist
5 Erba Lane, Suite A
Scotts Valley CA 95066
Tel. (831) 438-4411 and (831) 359-0655

Diana Tira, RDHAP, MPH
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist
Serving Orange County, Southern California
Tel (714) 686-9682

Sanda Valcu-Pinkerton, RDHAP, OMT
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist
5363 Balboa Blvd suite 446
Encino, Ca, 91316
Tel. (818) 825-0192

Kathy L. Winslow, RDH
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist
931 Ventura Sreet
El Granada, CA 94018
160 Birch Street
Redwood City, CA 94062
996 Saratoga Ave.
San Jose, CA 95129
550 Water Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Tel. (650) 712-1516


James Bieneman, DDS
General Dentist
6650 S. Vine St., Suite 220
Centennial, CO 80121
Tel. (303) 797-0832
Dr. Bieneman’s practice focuses on helping each person grow to their genetic potential. The goals of treatment focus around overall wellness, a large airway, temporomandibular joint health and proper facial esthetics, not merely straight teeth.
Throughout the ALF process, we will work with your body’s innate ability to heal itself while achieving the goals you came in with. ALF treatment focuses not only on creating harmony in the body but also on correcting the underlying reason that unfavorable growth occurred in the first place. This is accomplished through a combination of myofunctional therapy and osteopathy as needed.

James Kennedy, DDS
General Dentist
1190 Bookcliff Avenue Unit 201
Grand Junction CO 81501
Tel. (970) 242-1900

Ljuba Lemke, DMD
General Dentist
1800 E 3rd Ave., Suite 110
Durango, CO 81301
Tel. (970) 259-0896
Dr. Lemke has a background in general dentistry and naturopathic medicine. She first used the ALF approach on herself in 2003. Experiencing dramatic improvements and realizing how profoundly the nervous system and whole body are affected by the ALF she then dedicated her practice exclusively to ALF orthodontic treatment.
Dr. Lemke studied with Drs. Nordstrom, James, Strokon, and Smith. She started her osteopathic training by taking the 40 hour cranial course with the Cranial Academy in 2004. Since then she added many more hours of continuing education in cranial osteopathy and oro-facial myology.
In her private practice Dr. Lemke sees ALF patients, oftentimes with an osteopath present. She has been teaching seminars about homeopathy and biologic dentistry since 1999, and ALF orthodontics since 2006.

John Montoya, DDS
General Dentist
4770 Baseline Road, Suite 310
Boulder, CO 80303
Tel: (303) 443-1895

Daniel Schield, DDS
General Dentist
1140 W South Boulder Road, Suite 201
Lafayette, CO 80026
Tel: (303) 665-5335

Murdock Laboratory, Inc.
1231 North 23 rd Street, Suite 202,
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Tel. (970) 242-7767

Kelly Busby, DO
Cortez CO
Tel. (970) 903-1304

Robert Paul Lee, DO
Osteopathic Center of the Four Corners
150 Rock Point Drive
Durango, CO 81301
Tel. (970) 247-3717

Sandra Coulson & Associates‎
Oro-Facial Myology
2121 S Oneida, Suite #521
Denver, CO 80224
Tel. (303) 759-2760


Leonard Kundel, DMD
General Dentist
1867 Summer Street
Stamford, CT 06905
Tel. (203) 487- 6020
Lenny Kundel is a dentist with fifteen years of experience. Holistic philosophy of practice came about not by chance but by personal discovery via personal resolve. He works with chiropractors, osteopathic physicians, myofunctional therapists, and naturopathic physicians to get the best outcome for his patients. He is trained in Myobrace, Homeoblock, Biobloc, and Advanced Lightwire Functionals Therapies.
He has certification from Paracelsus Klinik in Switzerland in Biological Medicine and Dentistry.

Yuriy May, DMD
General Dentist
Natural Dentistry Center
2 Forest Park Drive
Farmington, CT 06032
Tel. (860) 677-2242
Dr. May is a recognized expert in advanced dental reconstruction, craniofacial osteopathy and natural dental esthetics, earning him notoriety as both the least invasive and most technologically advanced doctor in the Northeast USA. As a biological and craniofacial dentist, Dr. May employs the use of  Advanced Lightwire Functional (A.L.F.) Appliance orthodontics for children and adults for disorders ranging from autonomic nervous system dysfunction to developmental structure anomalies. After training for years to earn his ALF certifications and helping hundreds of children resolve issues including osteopathic malocclusion correction, sleep apnea and airway redevelopment and osteopathic structuring he also practices advanced surgical techniques for full mouth/full arch implant supported prosthetics, metal-free ceramic (zirconia) dental implants, natural smile redesign, PRF bone and tissue regeneration and ozone therapy. Read more on

Michael Geis, DO
Specializing in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine & Neuromuscular Medicine
Integrative Family Medicine of CT
1435 Bedford Street, Suite 1R
Stamford, CT 06905
Tel.(203) 832-6992
ALF training with Dr. Bronson DDS, Dr. Turzo D.O. and Kathy Winslow RDH, COM :)
I have experience treating children and adults with the ALF appliance for TMD, OSA, sleep disorder breathing patterns, chronic head and neck pain, malocclusion as well as children with developmental issues.
Available in Stamford, CT practice on Monday, Tuesday & Thursday

Jill Moorcroft, DO
Tom Moorcroft, DO

Board Certified Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment
Origins Of Health
279 New Britain Road
Berlin, CT 06037
Tel. (860) 438-7096
Drs. Tom & Jill practice traditional Osteopathy and Integrative Medicine in Berlin, CT. They have been studying the Osteopathic support of ALF treatment since the early 2000s. They have completed Level 1 ALF training with Jim Bronson, DDS, Tasha Turzo, DO and Kathy Winslow. Drs. Jill & Tom have special interest in working with children with developmental and behavioral issues. They work with chronic musculoskeletal issues, TMJ, sleep issues, behavioral issues and more. They are on the teaching faculty of the Osteopathic Cranial Academy helping to teach others how to access greater health by supporting the self-healing mechanism within.


Gio Iuculano, DDS
General Dentist
Designed Dentistry
785 Central Avenue
Naples FL 34102
Tel. (239) 228-8000
Dr. Gio Iuculano works extensively with patients dealing with TMJ and sleep apnea, as well as patients requiring orthodontics. Dr. Iuculano specializes in airway-focused dentistry and correction of misaligned jaws for better quality of life and overall health. He uses ALF to complement his work in the areas of TMJ therapy, orthodontics, chronic pain, and treatment of sleep apnea. Effective treatment depends on a good understanding of all of these areas, as well as a team that includes an osteopath or SOT chiropractor, and an oral myofunctional therapist. Dr. Iuculano's extended team includes referral partners in these specialties. He has trained with Dr. Gerry Smith and Dr. James Bronson.

Lisa A. Yurkiewicz, DMD, MS
5956 Turkey Lake Road, Suite 2
Orlando, FL 32819
Tel. (407) 351-3311
1655 E. Highway 50, Suite 101
Clermont, FL 34711
Tel. (352) 241-4884
As a practicing orthodontist since 1995, Dr. Yurkiewicz' treatment approach is to optimize treatment outcomes that are most natural, conservative, harmonious, efficacious and stable. She encourages orthodontic screening of children as EARLY as possible to prevent orthodontic problems and to enhance natural, favorable growth & development.
After attending the International Functional Association (IFUNA) orthodontic symposium chaired by PhD anthropologist, orthodontist and oral surgeon Dr. Marie-Jo Deshayes (France), Dr. Yurkiewicz has been actively investigating the inter-relationships of orthodontics and the cranium - relative to the 'whole body' and thereby, overall health for optimal wellness, balance and function.
Dr. Yurkiewicz has attended AAGO meetings, ALF courses/seminars by Drs. Darick Nordstrom, Ljuba Lemke & James Bronson, Myofunctional Research Company (MRC) courses and the Cranial Academy's Basic 5-day Cranial Osteopathy Course. Because of her patient-centered practice, Dr. Yurkiewicz is a strong proponent of a multi-disciplinary, integrative orientation by collaborating with and supporting the work of other health coaches & practitioners: osteopaths, oral-facial myologists, nutritionists, dentists, physicians, naturopaths and homeopaths.



Gary Umeda DDS
General Dentist
1580 Makaloa St., Ste. 560
Honolulu HI 96814
Tel. (808) 942-9420
Our commitment is to be an enthusiastic and compassionate team, excited about caring for our patients.
Provide our patients with life long dental health through education, utilizing advanced technology and skills in an organized professional manner.
Our vision is to be leaders in dentistry through clinical excellence and high patient satisfaction.
Our ultimate satisfaction is achieved when our patients leave our office healthier, happier and uplifted because they know they have been to a place where they are special.


Timothy M. Crowe, DMD
Integrative Physician Surgeon of Dental Medicine
General Dentist
30 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1329
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Tel. (312) 782-2844
As a Physician Surgeon of Dental Medicine Dr. Crowe treats a wide range of dental cranial conditions, seeing patients of all ages. After 35 years of experience, Dr. Crowe has acquired a keen sense of the dynamic connection between dental functionality and overall health. He draws on this connection and his palpatory senses not only to support dental restorations and adjustments but more importantly to optimize the functionality of the cranial system. In 2006 Dr. Crowe began his study of dental cranial techniques and in 2008 he began clinical application of ALF orthodontics and commenced his continued education and collaboration with like minded doctors including Darick Nordstrom and John Laughlin. Dr. Crowe uses the ALF appliance as a tool; allowing for disengagement, exaggeration and transformative balancing of the teeth, head and nervous system alike. The ALF is unique in that it promotes patient engagement and self-modulating treatment, both of which embody the dental cranial philosophy and are the cornerstones of Dr. Crowe’s practice.

David Jarrin, DDS
General Dentist
MyoTech Dental and Sleep
1828 Avenue of the Cities
Moline, IL 61265
Tel. (309) 764-0008
David has been treating patient's head and neck pain with oral origins for over three decades. His journey began as he was trying to improve the symptoms his wife was suffering. Receiving extensive training in cranial osteopathy at this time provided the greatest benefit for his patients when combined with dental orthotics. Eventually, he heard about the ALF being specifically designed to work with his osteopathic training. He has been able to provide a great benefit with the combined treatment modalities and cannot believe how simplified treatment can be. He has experience treating TMD, sleep apnea, crowded teeth, crossbites, etc. He has worked with MDs (ENTs, sleep, GPs, etc.), chiropractors, osteopaths, etc. He encourages patients to follow a holistic approach to achieve the greatest benefit.

Andrew Mulka, DDS
General Dentist
MyoTech Dental Center
1828 Avenue of the Cities
Moline, IL 61265
Tel. (309) 764-0008
Ever since receiving advanced training in sleep apnea, TMD, and breathing issues, Dr. Mulka has developed a passion for improving people's health through dentistry. His functional dentistry approach focuses on improving breathing and tooth alignment using the ALF. By doing these two things, he believes the patient will be able to sleep better, have more energy, and function better. Desiring to improve his own health, he began experimenting on himself with whatever dental appliance he heard of that claimed to improve performance and health. The ALF has been the most comfortable to wear and provided the desired effects. When he recommends the ALF for a patient, his goal is to make that person feel better, not just to make his/her teeth look better. Dr. Mulka believes in a holistic approach to dentistry and health. Dr. Mulka has also been trained in cranial osteopathy to use in combination with the ALF.

Brian Prudent, DMD
General Dentist
MyoTech Dental and Sleep
1828 Avenue of the Cities
Moline, IL 61265
Tel. (309) 764-0008
Brian has been providing orthodontic treatment ever since he received training shortly after graduating dental school. He was working in a community dental center at the time and enjoyed the improvements he was able to make in people's lives. After joining MyoTech, he received further training in sleep apnea, TMD, and airway issues. His excitement for what orthodontics could provide his patient, especially when completed with an improved airway approach, only made him want to help more people. He practiced on himself, trying most of the appliances available, but noticed the greatest improvements and movement when using the ALF. He believes in the appliance so much, that he started treating his young children with it. The changes he has seen in them drive him to improve the lives of as many people, young children in particular, as possible. He believes in early intervention to allow people to receive the greatest benefits possible, without be driven to treatment by a health issue. But he still welcomes those noticing these issues (poor sleep/ sleep apnea, teeth that are becoming more crowded, TMD pain, etc.). He has also received cranial osteopathic education to use the ALF prope

Angie Tenholder, DMD
General Dentist
106 Veterans Parkway
Columbia, Illinois 62236
Tel. (618) 281-9729
Dr. Angie Tenholder’s ALF experience began as a patient whose life improved because of the ALF appliance. This success encouraged her to become a provider for this service for her patients. Dr. Tenholder has received over 150 hours of ALF specific training from Dr. Darick Nordstrom and Dr. Gerald Smith as well as many others. (Her educational history is available on her website at Her personal experience, training and research has helped her to better understand the interconnectedness of the body and the role of the dental team in improving health and function. She utilizes the ALF in the treatment of the chronic pain patient as well as the pediatric patient as an integral part of her approach to overall wellness.

Maureen Cooney, MS
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist
7480 W College Dr, Suite 103
Palos Heights, IL 60463
Tel. (773) 841-8180

Stephanie McCabe, MS
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist
McCabe Speech and Language Services
1740 Ridge Avenue, 108
Evanston, Il 60201
Tel. (847) 668-2067


Mark E. Catton, DDS
General Dentist
4809 N. Pennsylvania
Indianapolis, IN 46205
Tel. (317) 923-2561


Patricia McConnell MS, CCC-SLP
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist
Midwest Therapy Centers-Pediatrics 
3740 Utica Ridge Rd, Suite 4,
Bettendorf, IA 52722
Tel. (563) 326-1400
I have been a Myofunctional Therapist for two years and have treated a number of diagnoses including: tongue thrust, tongue tie, mouth breathing, TMJ, poor tongue rest posture and maladaptive habits (i.e. nail biting and thumb sucking). My educational background is in Speech Pathology which I have been practicing in the field for 5 years.


Stephen Fetzik, DMD
General Dentist
2548 N. Maize Ct., Suite 100
Wichita, KS 67205
Tel. (316) 440-4432
Dr Fetzik looked into the ALF after traditional orthodontics was not working on himself. The ALF was a more kinder & gentle approach to treatment. This led into Dr Fetzik getting ALF training from Dr Gavin James, Dr James Bronson, Dr Darick Nordstrom. Dr Fetzik uses ALF in treating adults and pediatric patients to improve wellness. Dr Fetzik also offers in house oral myofunctional therapy and cranial sacral fascia therapy. Dr Fetzik and several team members have training in restoring autonomic breathing from Dr Lois Laynee.

Carol Ysidro, DDS
General Dentist
Dental Professionals, LLC
900 E. Meadowlark Blvd.
Derby, KS 67037
Tel. (316) 788-2118
Dental Professionals | Dentist Derby KS
ALF training with Dr. Ljuba Lemke, ALF Mini Residency with Dr. Gerald Smith, ALF Educational Institute Mini Residency with Drs., Jim Bronson and Tasha Turzo, Myobrace with Dr. Chris Farrell, Restorative Breathing with Dr. Lois Laynee


Michael A. Baylin, DDS
General Dentist
3655A Old Court Road, Suite 8
Baltimore, MD 21208
Tel. (410) 484-5266
Dr. Baylin’s integrative approach to dentistry considers the profound effects dental treatments, malocclusion, and dental stress have on the nervous system and overall health. Ongoing studies in traditional and functional orthodontics/orthopedics began in 1979 as an extension of Dr. Baylin’s special interest treating TMJ disorders, headaches and chronic pain, and functional problems after orthodontic treatment. Extensive basic and advanced orthopedic/orthodontic/osteopathic training with Drs. John Witzig, Skip Truitt, Jean-Noel Lavallee, Darick Nordstrom, John Mew, Bill Hang, William Clark, John Upledger, Bertrand DeJarnette, and Viola Frymann formed the foundation for a functional, integrative, whole body, orthodontic, treatment philosophy. When appropriate, in-office physical therapists complement orthodontic/orthopedic treatment with craniosacral and myofascial therapies.


Amparo David, DMD
TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of New England
563 Main St
Bolton, MA 01740
Tel.(978) 779-2888
When Dr. David started treating TMD and Sleep Disorders, she noticed that there was a common denominator with her patients. Many of them had deep bites, narrow arches, were mouth breathers, misaligned teeth, had tongue and lip ties, with bad posture, chronic pain ....the list goes on and on.
Learning orthodontics the orthopedic way was the next logical place to expand her knowledge and she started researching ways of giving larger oral volume for the tongue. This is when she discovered the ALF and integrated it into her treatment approach.
Since the ALF is so lean it allows for proper tongue function facilitating tongue stimulation and proper orthopedic expansion. This
unique appliance can be very gently adjusted as it moves along with the system. It has become a key component to the successful treatment of her patients.
Dr. David works with osteopaths, chiropractors, naturopaths, ENT's, etc. to ensure that her patients are provided a holistic treatment approach.

Konstantin Ronkin, DMD
2184 Washington St.
Canton, MA 02021
Tel.(781) 828-4568

TJ Macari, DO
40 Salem St, Building 3
Lynnfield, MA 01940
Tel. (781) 245-0843

Courtney Wager
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist
2184 Washington St.
Canton, MA 02021
Tel. (781) 308-3030


John Stepanovich, DDS
General Dentist
260 Jefferson Ave
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Tel. (616) 459-1267

Susan Badaluco, COM, RDH
Orofacial Myologist
260 Jefferson Ave, SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Tel. (616) 451-8225

Kay Verbrugge, COM, RDH
Orofacial Myologist
260 Jefferson Ave, SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Tel. (616) 451-8225


Madelyn Pearson, DDS
General Dentist
4700 Lexington Ave N., Suite D
Shoreview, MN 55126
Tel. (651) 483-9800
Dr. Pearson has been utilizing the ALF appliance in her practice since 2009, and has taken a number of training courses throughout the country. Her primary focus is ALF treatment for the pediatric patient, and her patients have seen amazing successes with the integration of this appliance. Dr. Pearson also has experience with cranial therapy, TMJ disorders, dental esthetics, and myofunctional therapy.

Ann Soberay, DDS
General Dentist
Omega Dental Care
6203 Dell Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55346
Tel. (952) 460-9100


Larry Pribyl, DDS
General Dentist
4801 Cliff Ave., Suite 212
Independence, MO 64055
Tel. (816) 795-1000


Marge Foran, RDH, BA
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist
Helena, MT
Tel. (406) 431-3441


Kent E. Dodson, DDS
General Dentist
8251 Northwoods Drive
Lincoln, NE 68505
Tel. (402) 484-6666

Michael Hoefs, DDS
General Dentist
Craniofacial Pain Center of Nebraska
4131 Pioneer Woods Dr, Suite 101
Lincoln, NE 68506

New Jersey

Allison Adams,DMD
General Dentist
Adams Dental
One Kings Road
Madison, NJ 07940
Tel. (973) 377-6500
Dr. Adams incorporates big picture thinking and solutions to help patients who have crowded teeth, airway and breathing issues, sleep apnea and oromotor disorders. “Something as common as crowded teeth may have underlying causes like mouth breathing, a tongue tie or large tonsils. What we used to think was the problem (crowded teeth) is just a sign”, says Adams. “By peeling away the layers, we discover and treat the cause.” Dr. Adams, who has spent the last several years in facial growth and airway focused mini-residencies, takes into consideration growth and development in children and works with prevention in mind to develop healthy airways in all patients. Dr. Adams is attentive to children’s growth and development. Her team recognizes how allergies, asthma, difficulty with speech and enlarged tonsils can influence jaw development and tooth position in children, and works to address it as early as possible in order to make life long health and cosmetic changes. Dr. Adams trained with Dr. James Bronson and Dr. Tasha Turzo at the ALF Education Institute.

Denise DiBona, DDS
General Dentist
20 White Road, Ste. F
Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
Tel. (732) 530-5111

Naomi Hillel, DDS
General Dentist
Growing Faces Pediatric Dentistry
799 Amboy Ave
Edison, NJ 08837
Tel. (732) 375-1000
Dr. Hillel became aware of the role of airway and oromuscular function in relation to growth and development during her residency in pediatric dentistry at Mount Sinai Hospital. She presently evaluates all of her patients not simply from from an oral health perspective but also from a whole body perspective as it relates to the oral cavity. She has studied ALF orthodontics with Jim Bronson and Tasha Turzo and is thrilled to be able to offer this service to her patients. Dr. Hillel works with Osteopath Drs. Tepper Levine and Pelkey and Certified Oral Myologists Sharon Ratiner and Paula Fabbie. The multidisciplinary approach has proven itself repeatedly in effectively guiding and optimizing children's growth and development.

Anna Patras, DMD
21 Mohawk Avenue
Sparta NJ 07871
Tel. (973) 729 5900

Barry D. Raphael, DMD
The Raphael Center for Integrative Orthodontics
1425 Broad Street
Clifton, New Jersey 07013
Tel. (973-) 778-4222
Certified specialist in orthodontics in New Jersey and New York
Trained in ALF, Biobloc, Myobrace, myofunctional therapy.
Have an integrative practice with two myofunctional therapists, breathing physiologist and physical therapist with craniosacral skills on campus.
ALF training with Lemke, Bronson, James and Nordstrom.
My goal is to have children grow with the best possible airway at the earliest possible age.

Courtenay Deane, D.O.
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine - 100%
701 East Main St., Suite 1
Moorestown, NJ 08057
Tel. 856-235-6800

Mark M. Morris, DO
New Jersey Osteopathic Medicine
26 Millburn Avenue
Springfield, NJ 07081
Tel. (973) 258-1776

Shawn Tepper-Levine, DO
20 Heathcote Road
Kingston, NJ 08528
Tel. (609) 924-0496

Shira Kirsh, MS, CCC-SLP, COM
Speech Language Pathologist, Certified Orofacial Myologist, Provisional Buteyko Breathing Educator
4691 Highway 9 North
Howell, N.J. 07731
Tel. (732) 942-7220
Shira has worked in acute care and rehab medicine from NICU infants through all ages since 1989, prior to opening a private practice in 2005. She performed MBS and FEES to evaluate dysphagia in the acute care hospital setting. She continues to evaluate and treat individuals with autism spectrum disorders, APD, ADHD, apraxia, language impairments, fluency, speech and voice disorders, currently specializing in oral sensory/motor feeding and swallowing issues, and oromyofunctional disorders achieving certification from the IAOM in 2016.   She is a Buteyko breathing educator is completing ALF Level 1 training.

Sharon Ratiner MA CCC-SLP, COM
Orofacial Myologist
Ratiner Speech and Language Therapy Services, LLC
344 Main Street, Suite A
Metuchen, NJ 08840
Tel. (848) 200-7276
Sharon Ratiner is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist and certified orofacial myologist with 30 years of experience treating the adult and pediatric populations. Her areas of expertise include: Speech/language therapy, voice therapy, stuttering therapy, myofunctional therapy and thumb sucking elimination. Ms. Ratiner is a member of the American Speech, Language, Hearing Association (ASHA), the New Jersey Speech, Language, Hearing Association (NJSHA), the American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology (AAPPSPA) and the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM)
Ms. Ratiner has been named a ‘best doc’ by Parent Guide Magazine 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

New Mexico

Stephen Broderson, DDS
General Dentist
20 Camino Real Loop
Pecos, NM 87552
Tel. (505) 603-4600

Melissa Wilson, M.Ed., CCC/SLP, OM
Orofacial Myologist
Santa Fe Therapy Associates
1925 Aspen Dr., #701B
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Tel. (505) 424-8777

New York

Julia Kagan, DDS
General Dentist
Integrative Dental Arts
2929 Sheridan Drive
Tonawanda, NY 14150
General Practice, Williamsville,NY, 2014-present.
Acupuncturist and on job training/associate DDS at TMJD/Sleep Apnea Clinic, New York, NY, 2013-14.
Certification in Acupuncture at Tristate College of Acupuncture, 2013.
General Dentist practice Amherst, NY, 2004-2013.
DDS, SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, 2004.
The body and overall health have been fascinating to Dr. Kagan since she can remember. Her educational background and personal practices such as visual art, yoga and cooking have led her to focus in on the mouth-body connection as she progresses on this path. The ALF technique strengthens this connection for her because it uses the teeth as handles and stops with which to influence the craniofacial growth and movement and promote overall health and well being. Introduced to the technique through James Bronson and Paula Fabbie, Dr. Kagan used the ALF to successfully treat her two daughters. The Alternative Orthodontic Master Class with Ljuba Lemke was completed in 2017.

Leonard Kundel, DMD
General Dentist
131 East 38th Street
New York, NY 10016
Tel. (203) 487-6020
Lenny Kundel is a dentist with fifteen years of experience. Holistic philosophy of practice came about not by chance but by personal discovery via personal resolve. He works with chiropractors, osteopathic physicians, myofunctional therapists, and naturopathic physicians to get the best outcome for his patients. He is trained in Myobrace, Homeoblock, Biobloc, and Advanced Lightwire Functionals Therapies.
He has certification from Paracelsus Klinik in Switzerland in Biological Medicine and Dentistry.

Michael McGrath, DDS
General Dentist
5108 Velasko Road
Syracuse, NY 13207
Tel. (315) 478-5719

David L Lerner, DDS
General Dentist
2649 Strang Blvd. Suite 201
Yorktown, NY 10598
Tel. (914) 245-4041

Kem Moser, DDS
General Dentist
Dentistry For Health New York, PLLC
120 East 56th. Street, 12th floor
New York, NY 10022
Tel. (212) 973-9425

David Presser, D.D.S.
General Dentist
56 Clifton Country Road
Suite 102
Clifton Park, NY 12065
Tel. (518) 371-5113
I have been using the ALF appliance for about ten years. I believe that the body is one integral unit and that orthodontic problems are reflections of cranial distortions. In my experience, the ALF appliance is the most effective appliance to treat cranial distortions in a three dimensional approach, in contrast to just a widening of the arches. I work in conjunction with osteopaths, physical therapists, chiropractors, myofascial therapists and other body worker to provide comprehensive, whole body treatment.

Rhoney Stanley, DDS
General Dentist
107 Fish Creek Road
Saugerties, NY 12477
Tel. (845) 246-2729
Dr. Stanley holds degrees as DDS, MPH, CertAcup, RD. Her practice is limited to Orthodontics for Children and Adults. Member of Cranial Academy since 1984. ALF plus fixed braces if necessary. Non-extraction treatment using gentle expansion techniques with ALF and arch wires. Cranial adjustments with orthodontic adjustment.
I have been using the ALF appliance for many years having met Dr. Nordstrom, and partnered with him at a Cranial Academy meeting of Osteopaths and Dentists. I was so moved by his presence, I studied with him.
The appliance works on the sympathetic nervous system and enables growth and expansion in harmony with the individual.
The ALF helps the patient treat her/himself!

Janet Stoess-Allen, DMD
935 Park Avenue, Suite 102
New York NY 10028
Tel. (212) 452-2777
For all of the years I have been an orthodontist, I have followed the most naturalistic non-extraction treatment plans for my patients. I believe in initiating treatment, for those in need, at an early age (6-9 years) using mechanics to aid in natural growth and development of the skull, maxilla and mandible. As I was never comfortable using the heavy forces most often associated with most palatal expansion devices, I was fortunate to learn about the use of the ALF appliance from the creator himself, Dr. Darick Nordstrom.
The ALF appliance is one that uses a light continuous force to aid in opening the sutures of the maxilla for lateral expansion and also anterior protraction. Very versatile in design, it can be used to create bilateral or unilateral forces that are gentle to the underlying bones. It does not cross the mid-palatal suture and does not interfere with speech or proper tongue positioning. It helps to create a healthy foundation of the maxilla to ultimately allow for accurate mandibular positioning, enhanced airway space and a sound bilateral TMJ relationship.
Because the ALF appliance is virtually unobtrusive for the patient and has many positive benefits, it is the only expansion device that I will use in my orthodontic practice today. I use it, when indicated, for both children and adults very effectively.

Thea Bordenave-Sande, DO
77 Van Dam St. Suite 12
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Michael Burruano, DO
1456 Route 22, Suite A-002
Brewster, NY 10509
Tel. (845) 279-6222

Jose Camacho, DO
Junella Chin, DO
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Tel. (914) 472-1458
171 Madison Ave., #1000
New York, NY 10016
Tel. (212) 966-6655
We have worked closely with Dr. Nordstrom DDS (developer of the ALF appliances) for 15 years in our Southern California offices. In our experience, this approach is very helpful in treating many problems with craniofacial development and function, including TMJ disorders. We have a particular interest in working with facial dysfunctions including TMD, mal-occlusions and head injuries.

Michael Geis, DO
Specializing in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine & Neuromuscular Medicine
Integrative Family Medicine of CT
32 West 96 St., Apt A (Garden apt)
New York,‎ NY‎ 10025
Tel. (212) 662-6560
ALF training with Dr. Bronson DDS, Dr. Turzo D.O. and Kathy Winslow RDH, COM :)
I have experience treating children and adults with the ALF appliance for TMD, OSA, sleep disorder breathing patterns, chronic head and neck pain, malocclusion as well as children with developmental issues.
Available in New York, NY practice on Wednesday, Friday

Maria Gentry, DO
200 Pleasant Grove, Suite 6
Ithaca, NY 14850
Tel. (607) 257-0900

Patricia Hart, DO
475 Irving Ave. #402
Syracuse, NY 13210
Tel. (315) 478-9710

Patricia Kooyman, DO
Academic Health Care Center at
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of NYIT
Northern Blvd; PO Box 8000
Old Westbury, NY 11568
Tel. (516)686-1300

Zinaida Pelkey, DO
32 West 96 St, Apt. A
New York, NY 10025
Tel. (212) 662-6560

Katherine J. Scoville, DO
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
311 North Street, Suite 307
White Plains, NY 10605
Tel. (914) 358-9559
I am a DO board-certified in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine/Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, and I have done ALF training with James Bronson, DDS, Tasha Turzo, DO, and Kathy Winslow, RDH COM, as well as some coursework with Dr. Nordstrom, DDS. I have experience treating children and adults with the ALF appliance for malocclusion, OSA, sleep disordered breathing, TMD, chronic headaches and neck pain, as well as neurodevelopmental disorders.

Richard F. Smith, DO
15 The Parkway, 3rd Floor
Katonah, NY 10536
Tel. (914) 232-5955

Lynda Varlotta, DO
1501 Stony Brook Road
Stony Brook, NY 11790
Tel. (631) 689-2846

Paula Grimaldi, DO
811 North Broadway, Suite 205
White Plains, NY 10603
Tel. (914) 686-6974

Judith Dember-Paige, COM
Certified Orofacial Myologist
325 S. Highland Ave., Suite 108
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
Tel. (914) 262-9729
Judith is a Certified Orofacial Myologist in private practice with a long history as a licensed dental hygienist.
She has completed "Airway Focused Dentistry; UARS, mini-residency with Mark Cruz, and stays current, regularly updating her education.
She works with children and adults, and can be reached on her website or by email

Paula Fabbie, RDH BS
Orofacial Myofunctional Services and Consulting
main office- 140 Macks Ln.
Highland, NY 12528
Tel. 914-487-4 MYO(4696)
Certified Orofacial Myologist and Consultant in private practice with offices in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. ALF training includes AEI level 1 and level 2, and an INTERFACE course with Derek Nordstrom. She was a member of the Sleep Disordered Breathing Task Force for the IAOM. Paula co-authored a Task Force Report on Airway and Sleep Disordered Breathing that was accepted by the IJOM for publication. She has also authored articles and courses on Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders and Sleep Disordered Breathing. Lectures and courses have been provided to dentists and medical professionals on assessment of orofacial myofunctional disorders, and treating complex myofunctional cases throughout the US and abroad.

Dana K. Hockenbury, COM
Certified Orofacial Myologist
Myology Works
57 West 57th Street Suite 900
New York, NY 10019
Tel. (646) 334-1713
A Certified Orofacial Myologist and a Licensed Speech Pathologist, Dana Hockenbury established a successful private practice in Midtown Manhattan dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of orofacial myofunctional disorders. She works collaboratively with members of the dental community who provide the ALF and other removable oral appliances as an alternative approach to adult dental care.
Dana Hockenbury is an accomplished and skilled therapist dedicated to providing the gold-standard in patient care. She is a member in good standing with the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) and the International Association of Orofacial Myologists (IAOM). She currently holds the Educational Chair position within the IAOM to facilitate improvement of the educational standards of the organization. She founded the highly active Tri-State Orofacial Myologists Study Club to support orofacial myologists in the Tri-State area. You can contact her through her website or email

North Carolina

Bart Van Oostendorp, DDS
General Dentist
Carolina Smiles Family Dental
4 Market Street, Suite 4202
Brevard, NC 28712
Tel. (828) 884-3702
Heather Ashton's telephone and email:
Tel. (828)243-4131
Please contact her before calling the office to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Van is somewhat new to ALF and he GETS IT! He has completed a few pedo cases with great success. He is working with Heather Ashton as a consultant, appliance designer and fabricator. Heather worked with Dr. Darick Nordstrom from ALF inception in 1984. She has seen and been involved in the evolution of the ALF philosophy and practice from Day One. Bart and Heather's focus is "Start Them Early!!" Dr. Van is taking new patients from age 6 to 16.

Ashton Laboratory
1197 Greenville Highway, Suite 12
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Tel. (828) 243-4131


John Johnson, DDS
5121 Forest Dr., Ste A
New Albany OH 43054
Tel. (614) 775-9300
Back in 1990 Dr Johnson was placing Crozat Orthotics ( mentored by Bob Kernott DDS) and other Expansion orthotics (mentor John Witzig DDS) to make jaws wider and rounder, Plus he learned Straight Wire mechanics thought the United States Dental Institute.  As member of the American Academy of Gnathologic Orthopedics, American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry, and  the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology many modalities and holistic concepts form his Differential Diagnosis and Treatment Planning. Through intensive training In Airway deficients and resulting health compromises that follow he focuses on maximizing facial growth for children, and maximizing airway health for adults in all phases of his general dental practice. ALF training includes courses with Ljuba Lembke DDS and Darick Nordsrom DDS. He has trained With Stephen Broderson DDS in cranial bone motion, and he refers to various practitioners for osteopathic treatment or Cranial Sacral Therapy. Dr. Johnson emphasizes treatment of the causes of malocclusion, including the correction of improper rest oral posture, tongue posture,  swallow pattern and nasal breathing. The health of the whole body is closely related to the proper development and function of the teeth, jaws, mouth and airway.


Arthur Parker, DMD
General Dentist
7931 NE Halsey, Suite 307
Portland, OR 97213
Tel. (503) 255-8293


Kem Moser, DDS
General Dentist
Eckman Family Dentistry
687 Unionville Rd.
Kennett Sq, Pa 19348
Main Line Aesthetic Dentistry
91 Chestnut Rd.
Paoli, Pa. 19311
Tel. (610) 647-2755

Gerald Smith, DDS
General Dentist
ICNR, Inc.
303 Corporate Drive East
Langhorne, PA 19047
Tel. (215) 968-4324
Dr. Gerald H. Smith is an international lecturer, author, and pioneer in the field of ALF treatment. Dr. Smith teaches an ALF residency program for dentists. Originator of the Cranial Indicator System (CIS), which is a non X-ray, non invasive diagnostic approach designed to evaluate and guide treatment of the teeth and cranial bones 3-dimensionally. CIS provides a major missing link that guides adjustment of the ALF appliance to balance the craniosacral system. Doctor Smith also incorporates a nutritional approach in his ALF orthodontic therapy. Practice focuses on chronic pain, TMD and re-treatment of failed conventional orthodontic cases. Video testimonials are available on the website. Offices located in Langhorne Pennsylvania and Toronto Canada.

James Martin (Laboratory)
2580 Wieand Rd.
Milford Square, PA 18935
Tel. (215) 536-6076

Dianne Lazer, COM, MA
Orofacial Myologist & Speech Pathologist
Better Speech and Feeding Center
475 Old Marlton Pike, Suite 1
Marlton, NJ 08053


Cheryl Ann Scott, DDS
General Dentist
2125 Blakemore Avenue
Nashville, TN 37212


Risto Hurme, DDS
General Dentist
1017 Shook Ave
San Antonio TX 78212
Tel. (210) 826-4441

Brandi M Lindsey, DDS
General Dentist
Uvalde Dental
116 N. 5th. St.
Uvalde, TX 78801
Tel. (830) 278-2549
Olmos Park Dental
4340 McCullough Ave.
San Antonio TX 78212
Tel. (210) 822-8866

Judith Medina-Rivera, DMD
General Dentist
Life Dentistry,PLLC
12731 Research Blvd, Blgd D
Austin, TX 78759
Tel. (512) 996-9080
Dr. Judith Medina-Rivera is a general dentist with a General Practice Residency post graduate certificate. She has taken extensive continued education programs in functional orthodontics, facial orthopedics, TMJ disorders, orofacial myology and myofunctional orthodontics. She is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, Fellow and Certified Senior Instructor for the International Association for Orthodontics, and a member of the Institute for Functional Medicine.

David R. Wooten, DDS
General Dentist
1410 Cedar Bayou Rd
Baytown, TX 77520
Tel. (866) 522-9338

Triple O International (Laboratory)
200 E. Pecan
Gainesville, Texas 76240
Tel. (940) 612-3900

Tamara McReynolds, DO
916 S. Walnut Street
Georgetown, TX 78626
Tel. (512) 863-4722

Kristie Gatto, MA, CCC-SLP, COM
Orofacial Myologist & Speech Pathologist
23922 Cinco Village Center Blvd, Suite 120
Katy, Texas 77494
Tel. (281) 391-8255
5757 Woodway, Suite 125
Houston, Texas 77057
Tel. (713) 787-5015

Mira Kirkland, RDH, OMT
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist
The Mouth Works
16607 Blanco Rd, Suite 1309
San Antonio, TX 78232
Tel. (210) 479-6472

Cathy Starnes, OMT
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist
Tongue Twisters LLC
555 E. Basse, Ste. 200
San Antonio, TX 78209
Tel. (210) 213-1142
Cathy has actively practiced dental hygiene since 1977 with experience in the specialties of periodontics, pedodontics, prosthodontics and in general practice. Cathy also spent 10 years in dental hygiene education at the UTHSC San Antonio. Her well-rounded background and interest in airway and breathing disorders led her to expand her career into the field of orofacial myofunctional therapy, a perfect opportunity to use her considerable experience to reach even more people. She finds it rewarding to work with people of all ages and with varying orofacial myofunctional disorders. Her personal approach helps motivate her patients to achieve their individual goals.
You can find Cathy on Facebook at Tongue Twisters, LLC


Patrick H. Bondad, DDS
General Dentist
Smiles of St. George
352 E Riverside Drive, Ste C2
Saint George, UT 84790
Tel. (435) 688-7171


James M. Bronson, DDS
General Dentist
Bronson Family Dentistry
6800 Fleetwood Rd Suite 100
McLean VA 22101
Tel. (703) 506-9805
3054 Berkmar Dr
Charlottesville VA 22901
Tel.(434) 202-7125

Gio Iuculano, DDS
General Dentist
Winchester Dental
212 Linden Dr., Ste 150
Winchester, Va 22601
Tel. (540) 662-4866
Dr. Gio Iuculano works extensively with patients dealing with TMJ and sleep apnea, as well as patients requiring orthodontics. Dr. Iuculano specializes in airway-focused dentistry and correction of misaligned jaws for better quality of life and overall health. He uses ALF to complement his work in the areas of TMJ therapy, orthodontics, chronic pain, and treatment of sleep apnea. Effective treatment depends on a good understanding of all of these areas, as well as a team that includes an osteopath or SOT chiropractor, and an oral myofunctional therapist. Dr. Iuculano's extended team includes referral partners in these specialties. He has trained with Dr. Gerry Smith and Dr. James Bronson.

Sheri (Shahrzad) Salartash, DDS
General Dentist
3116 Mount Vernon Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22305
Tel. (703) 745-5496
Dr. Sheri Salartash has years of experience in Comprehensive Dentistry and orthodontics. She is a Fellow with Academy of General Dentistry and member of Holistic Dental Association. She takes a whole health, natural approach in treating patients. Dr. Sheri's focus is on airway improvement, TMJ issues and total body health. Dr. Sheri has experience in treating sleep apnea and is a certified DNA appliance and ALF provider. Dr. Sheri's passion is dentistry and making people healthier. She continues advancing her knowledge in the areas of airway development and alternative approaches to dental care. Dr. Sheri has studied under some of the nation's top trainers, Dr. Lemke. Dr. Sheri believes dentistry is more than just making teeth look better, it is about proper function and alignment, She says "that is how we can achieve long lasting health results and beauty.

Brendan C. Stack, DDS
Jeffrey L. Brown, DDS
General Dentist
TMJ, Orthodontics & Sleep Apnea
2841 Hartland Rd., Suite 301
Falls Church, VA 22043
Tel: (703) 821-1103
Dr. Brown has already trained over 350 hours on the ALF appliance alone. Having been Dr. Brendan Stack's partner for three years, he has extensive knowledge on using the ALF and many other orthodontic techniques to elevate the teeth in order to provide proper support for the TMJ's. His practice focuses exclusively on TMJ disorders and assessment of cranial bones and their proper alignment. The ALF has been proven to be a valuable tool to promote better CSF flow and better lymphatic drainage which reduces headaches and improves overall health.

E. Lea Watson, DMD
General Dentist
6828 Commerce Street, Ste 104
Springfield,VA 22150
Tel. (703) 752-2500

Maribel M. Vann, DDS
General Dentist
3025 Hamaker Court, #402
Fairfax VA 22031
Tel. (703) 204-1555

ALF Internationals, LLC (Laboratory)
6168 Early Autumn Dr.
Centreville VA, 20120
Tel. (703) 828-2338

Lillian Somner, DO
Center for Holistic Psychiatry and Pain Management
6867 Elm Street, Suite 103
McLean, VA 22101
Tel: (703) 734-1774


Dat K. Nguyen, DDS
General Dentist
Brighton Dental
6706 M. L. King Jr. Way S.
Seattle, WA 98118
Tel. (206) 722-6706


John Laughlin, DDS
General Dentist
N 7915 902nd St.
River Falls, Wisconsin 54022  
Tel. (715) 426-7777


David L. Porter, DDS
General Dentist
Synergy Dental Center
501 W. Lakeway Rd.
Gillette, WY 82718
Tel. (307) 682-3100
I have had extensive training in many different modalities of orthodontics including straight wire, crozat, orthotropic, and ALF orthodontics.  I have done my ALF training at the ALF educational institute with Dr. James Bronson. 



Jodi Gergely, DDS
General Dentist
109 Royal Oak Heath NW
Calgary, Alberta T3G 0B5 Canada
Tel. (403) 875-1179

Darin Ward, DDS
3rd Floor Bankers Hall
338, 315 8th Ave. SW
Calgary, Alberta, T2P 4K1 Canada
Tel. (403) 253-270


Dr. Bob Clinton
General Dentist
Clinton Dentistry
4310 Stage Coach Road
Sydenham, Ontario, K0H 2T0 Canada
Tel. (613) 376-6652

Lawrence Freedman, DDS
General Dentist
415 Bloor Street West #300
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1X6 Canada
Tel. (416) 538-8883

Richard Goodfellow, DDS
General Dentist
9565 Weston Rd
Woodbridge, Ontario, L4H 3A5 Canada
Tel. (905) 417-5550

Dr. Janice Goodman
Rosedale Medical Center, Suite 815
Toronto Ontario M4X 1W4 Canada
Tel. (416) 928-0189

Susan Huxtable, DDS
General Dentist
65 Queen St West, Suite 205
Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2M5 Canada
Tel. (416) 368-8388

Dr. Michael Kohen
General Dentist
Aurora Dental Centre
89 Wellington Street East
Aurora, Ontario, L4G 1H7 Canada
Tel. (905) 727-9220
A life time of jaw pain and headaches lead me to being a dentist with the primary goal of "fixing" myself. My journey began with Gerry Smith’s "Whole Body Concept", an intro to ALF therapy, Applied Kinesiology Testing and the power of structural stability; understanding how nutrition and structural problems affect overall well being and the power of the body, neurology and its connectedness to the outside world.
This led me to Bioresearch and their concepts of JVA and Jaw Tracker to idealize the bite.  Concurrent to Bioresearch I attended American Academy of Cranial Facial Pain’s Mini Residency, Steve Olmos and Arlene Anisman, where the package of AK, Osteopathy, Nutrition, Neurology, Orthodontics, Orthopedics, TMD, Anatomy, Structural Integrity, Sleep, all came full circle.  There I was given the writings of Gavin James/Dennis Strokon and subsequently attended Dennis' level 1 and 2 courses where I met Jim Bronson and Tasha Turzo.   Currently, I am mid way thru Dr. Jim Bronson’s Level 1 Alf Residency.

Dr. Tunde Pal
General Dentist
170 St. George St., Suite 207
Toronto, Ontario, M5R 2M8 Canada
Tel. 416-921-2473

Laura Petconi , DDS
General Dentist
325-5 Fairview Mall Dr.
Toronto, Ontario, M2J 2Z1 Canada
Tel. 416-496-0404
First time, I heard about ALF , from a friend of mine who is a craniaosacral therapist. And then I started my journey to find more about.
After attending a lecture with Dr. Nordstrom at a Canadian dental convention, I realized that I need to expand my understanding and knowledge beyond dentistry. So, I went and had training at Upledger Institute, obtaining certification for craniosacral therapy and somatoemotional release.
It was an uplifting experience that helped a lot in understanding the cranial, osteopathic component of how ALF functions.
Also, I had training in TMJ therapy with Dr. Steve Olmos. My view about health is holistic, meaning that body , mind and spirit are interconnected. I am very grateful for having another chance to attend other two courses with Dr. Nordstrom and currently I am in ALF mini residency , with Dr. Bronson, where I met other mind like practitioners like Dr. Tasha Turzo and Kathy Winslow. This is a journey which I am happy to be part of and I will do my best to help with everything I know.

Farid Shodjaee, DDS
General Dentist
3 Claremont Dr.
Ottawa ON K1K 4J6, Canada
Tel. (613) 216-2016

Anil Rick Soordhar, DDS
General Dentist
Oasis Dental
9030 Derry Road West
Milton ON L9T 7H9, Canada
Tel. (905) 876-2747

Caledonian Orthodontics (Laboratory)
16 Greenpine Ave.
Midhurst, Ontario, L0L1X1 Canada
Tel. (705) 721-0114

Rideau Orthodontic Mfg. Ltd. (Laboratory)
Contact: Emmett Griffiths
69 Beckwith Street, North
Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada
Tel: (613) 283-6841 or (800) 267-7982

Doris Waite, R.D.H.
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist
Buteyko Breathing Educator
Suite 201, 345 8th St. East
Owen Sound, ON N4K 1L3
Tel: (519) 373-2297


717 Boul. St Joseph Blvd., Suite 102
Gatineau, QC J8Y 4B6 Canada
Tel. (888) 901-5601; local: (819) 777-5050


Dental Wellbeing
Dr. Eurydice Hatzis
Dr. Kypros Rossides
Level 1, 315 Kingsway
Caringbah NSW 2229
Tel +61 2 9524 6677


Dr. John Anderson
Gardenside Dental Centre
23 Victoria Gardens
Neath Wales SA11 3AY
Tel. +44 (0) 1639 644 460
My training and experience with ALF appliances goes back several years. I have attended courses with Darrick Nordstrom and with Skipp Truit and with Derek Mahoney.
I have used over five hundred appliances.

Dr. David Cook
London Holistic Dental Centre
39 Harley Street
London W1G 8QH
Tel. +44 (0) 20 7323 1363

Dr. Hardip S Dhatt
5 Hill Street
Richmond Surrey TW9 1SX

Dr. Andre Hedger
Excellence in Dentistry Limited
26A Church Road
Great Bookham Surrey KT23 3PW
Tel. +44 (0) 1372 457959
I am an experienced practitioner who has been using ALF's since their inception. I was one of the first people to use the ALF in the UK.
I have been trained over the last few decades by Darick Nordstrom, Derek Mahoney, Gavin James and Dennis Stroken. I believe the ALF is the best orthopaedic appliance on the market.

Dr. Chas Lister
23 New Street
Salisbury Wiltshire SP1 2PH
Tel. +44 (0) 1722 333 733

Dr. Michael White
2nd Floor Medical Suite
19 Wimpole Street
London W1G 8GE
Tel. +44 (0) 207 636 3596
West Greenbank
Hickmans Lane
Lindfield West Sussex RH16 2DR
Tel. +44 (0) 1444 414994

Triple O Dental Laboratories
Unit 1 Shaftmoor Industrial Estate
226 Shaftmoor Lane
Hall Green, Birmingham B28 8SP
Tel. +44 (0 )121 702 2353


Alain Meunier-Guttin-Cluzel, MD, DMD, DO
82 Boulevard Dunois
14000 CAEN
Tel. +33 231 501455


Dr. Dennis Ilogu
Beaver Clinic, Accra & Takoradi
11 Agostino Neto Road
Airport Residential Area, Accra
Tel: +233 244324639


Gabor Hermann, DMD
HermannOrtho Orthodontics
Benyovszky M. str. 6
Budapest, H-1089
Tel. +36-209967846
Dr. Hermann met Dr. Nordstrom 6 years ago. Since that time Dr. Hermann has completed several ALF courses all over the world. He has been using ALF in his practice for 5 years. In addition to this he attended several osteopathic courses including basic cranial course held by the American Cranial Academy and a program by SEOC, France, where he completed a 2 year long curriculum of cranial osteopathy. He uses ALF for early treatments, functional therapies and pre-aligner treatments. He opened an ALF laboratory in Budapest and developed a functional program, called D-smile (

D-smile Dental Laboratory
Benyovszky M. str. 6
Budapest, H-1089
Tel. +36-209967846


Dr. Ingrid Kersbergen, BDS DDS 
County Mayo F23PW59
Tel. +353 949028728

Dr. Hugh McDermott
8 Roden Place
Dundalk Co.Louth
Tel. +353 42 93 33679


Dr. Geir Olsen
Olav Brunborgvei 4
1375 Billingstad
Tel. +47 66983880
14 years ago my son had 4 bi-extractions and orthodontics. The treatment was a total failure and I wondered if there were anyone in our profession who could explain why.
That led me on a quest for knowledge, and eventually I discovered the ALF philosophy. I have trained with Dr. Skip Truitt who has also mentored me in my own practice.
For 12 years I have been practicing functional orthodontics and over the years the A.L.F and the N.M.V.D-splint ( Neuro-muscular vertical distractor ad modum Stack) has become the cornerstone of my approach to treatment.
My membership with the AAGO (American Accademy of Gnathologic Orthopedics) has been and is my best source of inspiration and learning.

Dr. Kjetil Kaland
Colosseum Stavanger
Haakon VIIs gt7
Stavanger 4005
Tel. + 47 51501150


Dr. Will Mitchell
26 Wilson Street
Largs, KA309AQ
Tel. + 44 1475672009


Dr. Dong Oh Kim
Somyong Dental Office
97 SeoGanRo
Mapo Seoul 04064
South Korea
Tel. +82 2-337-9122

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