The Synergy Academy is an organization with the goal of providing quality educational opportunities that are on the leading edge of available technologies, innovative concepts and the implementation of clinical techniques that optimize patient care with a focus on the craniofacial region of the body.
To register for courses through The Synergy Academy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 618.281.9739 Monday through Thursday 8-2pm CST. We look forward to seeing you!
Please be aware that our courses are limited in size and usually fill up very quickly. We understand that life is busy and schedules change. However, when a student reserves a spot in a course with so few spaces available, cancellations are very detrimental as we strive to serve the needs of our ALF family of providers.
Our cancellation policy has been developed to ensure that those who are dedicated to taking the courses are able to attend. We truly appreciate at least 90 days advance notice if a course registration needs to be cancelled. If cancellation occurs within 30 days and we are unable to fill the seat, full tuition will be charged. There will be a 50% tuition rate charge if a course is cancelled within 60 days. Due to the amount of administrative expenses involved in rearranging schedules for multiple providers, we reserve the right to charge a $500 administrative fee to move registration dates for a course.
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS TO ACCESS ONLINE LEARNING THROUGH DIGITAL CHALK:
DigitalChalk Minimum System Recommendations
A solid foundation for educational excellence with the convenience of online self-paced learning
This course provides the entry point for practitioners who want to start the only ALF educational track that has utilizes the curriculum and appliance designs of the creator of the ALF Therapy system of dental appliances - Dr. Darick Nordstrom.
This course is not about simply bending wires or measuring maxillary expansion.
The goal of ALF Therapy is to support functional improvements to augment craniofacial development. By understanding oral myology, neurophysiology, principles of osteopathy and reflex assessments, the practitioner can immediately implement the tools, techniques and tips learned at this course in their office.
The Why Behind The Wire curriculum is designed with a principle based approach to diagnosis, treatment planning, problem solving and interdisciplinary care.
-To introduce the history of ALF Therapies and Concepts
-To understand the principles and examples of physiology and nature
-To introduce basic ALF Appliance designs
-To better understand obstacles and opportunities in treatment
A solid foundation for educational excellence with the convenience of online self-paced learning
In the beginning...
We were created with the innate ability to thrive.
When unwanted obstacles to natural development occur, we strive to utilize the tools given to us to overcome those obstacles.
ALF Therapy honors the "Master Plan" by mimicking nature's objectives and honoring the principles of human development.
By striving to create the most natural method of growth and development, our providers can offer minimal intervention while offering maximal potential.
This course will instruct the participants on the nuances of the NeoNatal ALF dental appliance and complimentary oral devices and therapies that can augment and support oral function and craniofacial development.
***THIS COURSE HAS PREREQUISITE OF TAKING ALF FOUNDATIONS or ALF EVOLUTION***
GROWing with the help of ALF Therapy
We believe that the opportunities provided by utilizing ALF Therapy to guide facial growth allow us to support your child in ways where other appliances and techniques often fall short.
The use of the ALF family of dental appliances allows an easy to use system of continuous wear as opposed to removable and part-time wear appliances. Parents love not having to force their children into wearing uncomfortable removable appliances and/or performing boring exercises. Many other dental appliances are both uncomfortable and affect speech, eating and socialization with their peers.
***THIS COURSE HAS A PREREQUISITE OF TAKING ALF EVOLUTION OR ALF FOUNDATIONS ***
The decision to care for a child's smile as they GROW is truly a HEALTHCARE decision.
Utilizing the appliance designs of ALF Therapy allow providers to harness the potential of Mother Nature
The smile of our children not only has the ability to brighten our day, but also has the potential to improve their lives by applying the basic principles of health and wellness to their facial growth. Development of the face affects the ability of every person, whether child or adult, to function on a daily basis.
GROW Therapy provides advantages otherwise not available through more traditional orthodontic options and other dental appliances that negatively affect the ability of the tongue to enhance function and natural growth..
GROW Therapy is not to be compared to traditional orthodontic services as the methods and techniques of assessment and treatment are distinctively different.
By harnessing the power of Mother Nature, the child has a unique opportunity to grow at their own pace, develop with careful observation and ensure that their precious brain and neurological systems are respected and supported through the entire process of growth and facial development.
By allowing the brain to connect, nature can take over.
By applying the tips, techniques and tools offered through ALF: GROW, the child will be supported, nurtured and guided through some of the most critical times of their lives
A solid foundation for educational excellence with the convenience of online self-paced learning.
Did you know that approximately 90% of facial growth has been completed by the age of 12?
**This course has a prerequisite of ALF EVOLUTION OR ALF Foundations***
After the majority of facial development has been completed, we still have the opportunity to guide the patient back to a more ideal function using a natural, principle-based treatment to supplement health. Our Guide program addresses those concerns and supports a comprehensive care approach to ALF Therapy.
This course will address ALF Therapy treatment options related to:
· airway insufficiency/sleep disordered breathing,
· movement disorders
· extraction/retraction orthodontics
· TMJD and craniofacial pain
Topics will include:
· Integrative, interdisciplinary care for the complex patient suffering from craniofacial pain and temporomandibular joint disorders
· The short and long-term effects of sleep disordered breathing and the role of the ALF Therapy team in screening for and treating sleep disordered breathing
· Case finishing options including clear aligners, positioners and straight wire orthodontics
· Diagnostic tools including the benefits and limitations of CBCT, heart rate variability, computerized occlusal analysis, cardiopulmonary coupling, polysomnogram, high resolution pulse oximetry and electromyography (Here’s a hint: Volumetric airway analysis using CBCT is not as helpful as you might have been told…)
· Patient education on self-care as well as training the healthcare team in the common language of ALF Therapy diagnostic and therapeutic tools
Comprehensive. Assessment. Restriction. Elimination.
Not all restrictions are skin deep and visible to the untrained observer.
BabyLase CARE is an adventure into the many functional aspects of neurologic, oral and upper cervical restrictions that can be overcome with the help of BabyLase.
Hands-on instruction is limited to the first 8 registered laser therapists and an assistant.
(Please check your own state guidelines as to who can use a laser in your office. Proof of employment will be required to register assistants as hands on course participants)
The hands-on portion of the course includes comprehensive OraLase and BabyLase training to ensure that the principles and basic techniques to perform the carefully designed treatment protocols. Two weeks prior to the the Hands on Course you will be provided access to Digital Chalk where you are recommended to watch the precourse videos in preparation for joining us hands on.
This course will include instruction on the comprehensive treatment of patients for OraLase and BabyLase.
2 week access to the online pre-course content and access for two weeks after the Hands On course.
TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE EMAIL JAMIE@THESYNERGY.ACADEMY
**You must currently own the XLase/XPulse1064 or Lightwalker laser to enroll and participate in this course **
Day 1: 9am-5pm
Day 2: 9am-5pm
**14 hours of AGD PACE CE is provided**
The 3i course supports the process of taking a deeper look into the complexities of sleep physiology and applied neurology that go beyond what most providers are taught in traditional programs.
It includes recorded content on Havening (Dr. Kate Truitt), Vitamin D supplementation (Dr. Stasha Gominak) and a 2 day hands on course instructed by Dr. Angie Tenholder and Dr. Stacy Ochoa. For more information, please use following link:
ALF Therapy was never meant to be learned exclusively online. Our online learning courses do not offer CE credit and are provided for your learning convenience only. If you wish to have CE credit you will need to attend an in person course. Should register for an online course you will only have til the end of the years membership to complete it.
All courses sponsored through The Synergy Academy will provide AGD PACE approved credit for both lecture and live participation hours. CE credit is not given if you leave a course early. CE is not given for online courses. You must be present for the entire time of a hands on class or conference to get your CE. We do not individualize CE credit.
Synergy Academy formerly ALF InterFACE Academy
Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.
Approval does not imply acceptance by
any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.
Provider ID# 378959
We have successfully filed and been granted the trademarks for the Logo for ALF, the word ALF, Babylase, Oralase, and Restoralase!
What does this mean for you? If you are a member of the Academy and have completed the course with the appropriate trademark, you are give the rights to use the word and logo for ALF, Oralase, Babylase, and Restoralase.
What can you do to help us? We need to get the word out there. We want patients to know that they have found and are using and authentic ALF , Oralase, Babylase, or Restoralase Provider. Educate your patients to look for these logos when searching for a Nordstrom trained provider.
As we move forward our Organization will be seeking to education the public on what a true trained Provider is. We will also be asking those that did not receive proper training to stop using the word ALF, Oralase, Babylase, or Restoralase until they have received authentic training.