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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


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

Charles Dobeck, DDS
General Dentist
1243 2nd Street, Ste. A
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Tel. (310) 451-5348

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

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

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

Darick Nordstrom, DDS, developer of the ALF appliance -> YouTube
General Dentist
394 Highland Oaks Lane
Fallbrook, CA 92028
Tel. (760) 645-0693
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
I have been making ALFs for roughly 12 years for both adults and children. I concurrently work with Osteopaths and SOT cranial/sacral chiropractors for as a wholistic approach that I know of. I have been trained directly by Darrick, and he has been an amazing if not sometimes challenging mentor.
I am also a licensed acupuncturist and sleep technologist which helps me in the evaluation process.

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

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

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
614 Irving Street
San Francisco, CA 94122
Tel. (415) 759-9330

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

Jose Camacho, DO
2651 Irvine Ave. Suite 148
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Tel. (949) 650-7090

Junella Chin, DO
2651 Irvine Ave. Suite 148
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Tel. (949) 650-7090

Susan Cislo, DO
Bay Area Osteopathic
3431 Broadway Street, Suite A2
(Canyon Plaza on Highway 29)
American Canyon, CA 94503
Tel. (707) 731-0921
2441 Guerneville Rd, Suite 1100
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Tel. (707) 317-4070

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

Arash Jacob, DO
420 S Beverly Dr, Suite 202
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Tel. (310) 551-6513

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
2441 Guerneville Rd, Suite 1100
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Tel. (707) 317-4070

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

Joy L. Moeller, 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
Mill Valley, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Diego, CA
Tel. (415) 755-5212

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

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

Kathy L. Winslow, RDH
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
2651 Oak Groove Ave.
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Tel. (650) 712-1516


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

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

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


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.


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.



Randy Ressler, DDS
General Dentist
75-185 Hualalai Rd. Suite #300
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Tel. (808) 327-9677


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

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
7480 W College Dr, Suite 103
Palos Heights, IL 60463
Tel. (773) 841-8180

Stephanie McCabe, MS
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


Andrew Mulka, DDS
General Dentist
MyoTech Dental Center
631 Avenue of the Cities
Moline, IL 61265
Tel. (309) 764-0008
666 Loras Blvd.
Dubuque, IA 52001
(563) 582-0117
Dr. Mulka chose to start using the ALF in order to create a properly functioning oral cavity. Functional dentistry is the idea behind Dr. Mulka's treatment. By improving the shape of the oral cavity, the patient's breathing can be improved, which could also improve energy levels throughout the day and sleep at night. The result is a healthy smile and body. Dr. Mulka started using the ALF for similar reasons. After trying many appliances that make similar claims, he believes the ALF is the most comfortable and patient friendly appliance. To augment his ALF treatments, Dr. Mulka has received training for using different cranial techniques.


Michael A. Baylin, DDS
General Dentist
3655A Old Court Road, Suite 8
Baltimore, MD 21208
Tel. (410) 484-5266


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.

Philip J. Koralishn, DDS
General Dentist
544 Salem Street
Wakefield, MA 01880
Tel. (781) 246-5979

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
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
260 Jefferson Ave, SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Tel. (616) 451-8225

Kay Verbrugge, COM, RDH
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


Marge Foran, RDH, BA
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
4640 Champlain Dr., Suite 105,
Lincoln, NE 68521
Tel. (402) 477-5962

New Jersey

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

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

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

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
Santa Fe Therapy Associates
1925 Aspen Dr., #701B
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Tel. (505) 424-8777

New York

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
& (212) 912 1212 (cell)

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

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

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

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
15 Junco Lane
Brevard, NC 28712
Tel. (828) 243-4131


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


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


Mark Warden, DDS
General Dentist
104 East Park Drive, Suite 201
Brentwood TN 37027
Tel. (615) 373-8307


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

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

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
The Mouth Works
16607 Blanco Rd, Suite 1309
San Antonio, TX 78232
Tel. (210) 479-6472


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
6845 Elm Street, Ste 507
McLean, VA 22101
Tel. (703)506-9805

Brendan Stack, DDS
8306-A Old Courthouse Road
Vienna, VA 22182
Tel: (703) 821-1103

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

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

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



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

British Columbia

Frank Marasa, DMD
General Dentist
14821 108th Avenue
Surrey, BC, V3R 1W2, Canada
Tel. (604) 584-2535

Dennis Strokon, DDS
General Dentist
South Surrey, BC
Tel. (604) 818-0688


Dr. Bob Clinton
General Dentist
Clinton Dentistry
4310 Stage Coach Road
Sydenham, Ontario
K0H 2T0
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, ON L4H 3A5, Canada
Tel. (905) 417-5550

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

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

Dr. Michael Kohen
General Dentist
Aurora Dental Centre
89 Wellington Street East
Aurora, On L4G 1H7
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
Tel. 416-921-2473

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, ON L0L1X1
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


717 Boul. St Joseph Blvd., Suite 102
Gatineau, QC J8Y 4B6
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. Yasmin George
The Courtyard Clinic
30 London Street
Chertsey Surrey KT16 8AA
Tel. +44 (0) 1932 582949

Dr. Andre Hedger
Excellence in Dentisty 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 Derek Nordstrom, Derek Mahoney, Gavin James and Derek Stroken.
I believe they are 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. 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

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