One of the most rewarding aspects of ALF Therapy is the provider's ability to completely customize the appliance designs based on the needs of the patient and modify as treatment progresses.
One of the most challenging aspects of ALF Therapy is the provider's need to able to support the occasional repair or mid-treatment modification without depending on the dental lab to support patient care without lengthy interruptions of waiting for repairs to be completed at the lab.
In order to meet the growing needs of our ALF Therapy community, we are creating a course designed both for the dental laboratory technician and dental provider who is interested in learning how to make, modify and repair some of the most basic ALF appliance designs.
LAB ALF: Learning About the Basics
Overview of the basic designs of the different components of the ALF family of appliances including: Pedo Double Cribbed ALF, Wavey wire designs, Pedo Class 3 designs, ALF for development, ALF for Trauma release, Stealth ALF, ALF NLA and Nordic Positioner.
Hands-on instruction will be provided on the most frequently occurring alf designs, repairs and mid-treatment modifications requested from ALF Therapy providers.
Fabrication of the "wireless" appliances of the ALF Therapy family will be instructed by Dr. Angie Tenholder (NeoNatal ALF, ALF NLA and Nordic Positioner)
In order to ensure that each participant has access to the instructors and lab equipment, this course size is limited to 10 providers/technicians.
Time: Friday June 16th 9am-5pm and Saturday June 17th from 8am-1pm
Location: 1000 Eleven South Suite 3F Columbia, Il (St. Louis, MO metropolitan area)
Instructors : Dr. Darick Nordstrom, Dr. Angie Tenholder and Ms. Karol Quiroga
Tuition: $1500 doctors/and lab technicians & $950 for dental assistants accompanying their doctor
Course tuition includes:
FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MLF ALF FABRICATION YOU ARE WELCOME TO STAY AFTER THE CLASS ON SATURDAY. DR NORDSTROM WILL BE REMOTING IN AT 1:30CST TO SHOW THIS. THIS IS OPTIONAL FOR ATTENDANCE BUT IF YOU PLAN ON STAYING FOR THIS PART PLEASE LET JAMIE KNOW IN ADVANCE. THERE IS AN ADD ON FEE OF $400 FOR THE AFTERNOON.
To register please contact us at Jamie@theSynergy.Academy or at 618.281.9739
Day 1 – June 16
Session 1: 9am-10:30am
Introduction to concepts and designs
Session 2: 11:00 am-12:30pm
Wire characteristics and designs
Session 3 : - 1:30 pm-3:pm
Class 3 “tandem” wires (Pedo class 3 options, t wire, etc.)
Wire size related to age and indications
Tooth specific options regarding design and adjustment
Session 4: 3:30 pm-5pm
Hands on wire bending, ALF appliance modifications and repairs
Appliance breakage and repair
Anterior bite planes and lip bumpers
Day 2 – June 17
Session 1: 8am - 10 am
Soldering skills workshop
Session 2: 10:30 am-12:30pm
Session 3 & 4: 1:30 pm-5pm
The MLF appliance design and fabrication