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Explore the Interconnectedness between Dental
Practice, Cranium and Airway Performance, Optometry
Practice and the Treatment of Faulty Body Postures

The Applied Integration Academy (AIA) advances a transformative vision in healthcare, intricately weaving dental health, body alignment, and visual function into a unified whole. This commitment to a holistic, patient-centered approach extends into areas such as breathing imbalances, cranial strains, occlusal forces, gait patterns, shoulder/hip mobility, and foot/ankle mechanics. AIA's teachings empower healthcare professionals with the insights and tools needed to enhance both diagnostic abilities and treatment strategies, shaping a more coherent and integrated approach to patient care.


At its core, AIA challenges and redefines conventional practices, resonating a mission that stands as a symbol of innovation and collaboration. This progressive paradigm not only leads to superior patient outcomes but also carves out a new path in healthcare. AIA lays the groundwork for an enriched understanding of health, where the concept of the "body and the bite" is not an isolated phenomenon but a central theme that inspires an interconnected and forward-thinking community of healthcare practitioners.

A Unified Approach to Physical Functional Medicine



At AIA, our mission is to redefine healthcare by bridging the intricate connection between dentistry, optometry and the treatment of the rest of the body. We strive to pioneer a comprehensive, holistic approach that transcends traditional paradigms.


By exploring the proprioceptive power of teeth, sensory input from the eyes, the functional role of the tongue, the broad spectrum of cranial strains, the concepts of occlusal and body grounding and a full assessment of possible body patterns, we open new realms of interdisciplinary care.

We are committed to:
  • Integrative Learning: Offering cutting-edge insights from our interdisciplinary team of experts, including Dr. Alice Lam, James Anderson, and Mike Cantrell, who collectively bring over 85 years of clinical experience.

  • Collaborative Care: Promoting collaboration among dentists, optometrists, physical therapists, and other healthcare providers for comprehensive patient care.

  • Innovative Solutions: Providing unique solutions for growth and development, complex dental care and difficult chronic pain cases.

  • Patient-Centered Outcomes: Prioritizing patient well-being by embracing a holistic view of healthcare that takes into account each individual's unique body posture, cranial strain patterns, visual perception, and dental alignment.

  • Educational Excellence: Delivering educational offerings that keep Physical Functional Medicine Providers up-to-date with the latest advancements in human asymmetry, dental connections, and neuro-optometry.

Learning Principles and Focus of Applied Integration Academy (AIA)

1. Comprehensive Understanding and Innovative Approaches:

AIA's teachings go beyond traditional boundaries, offering a holistic and integrated perspective on lateralized patterns, functional non-patterns, posture, growth and development, movement and overall health. These innovative approaches ensure that students and professionals gain a well-rounded education on various factors affecting dental and systemic health.


2. Enhanced Patient Care and Interconnected Health Exploration:

By delving into aspects like muscle imbalances, cranial strains, occlusal forces, gait patterns, and hip mobility, AIA enables healthcare professionals to connect and treat complex cases effectively.

3. Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Teamwork:

Emphasizing the need for collaboration between dental professionals, optometrists, physical therapists, and other healthcare experts, AIA fosters a comprehensive, team-based approach to patient care. This interconnected method transcends traditional boundaries and promotes innovative interdisciplinary practices.


4. Risk Identification, Management, and Clinical Insights:

AIA's teachings equip healthcare professionals with the ability to identify and manage potential complications, such as abnormal tooth orientation, compensatory visual patterns, and cross-bites. By incorporating research and clinical insights, AIA challenges traditional concepts and offers a broader understanding of cranial bone mobility and body patterns, reducing the likelihood of treatment failures.


5. Cutting-Edge Knowledge and Enhancing Dental and Vision Practices:

AIA keeps professionals up-to-date with the latest advancements in the interplay between different body systems. Their paradigm-shifting workshops transform dental and vision practices by focusing on the intricate relationship between body posture, tongue function, joint positions, dental outcomes, visual perception and innovative models like Respiratory Neurodontics.

6. Competitive Advantage for Students and Course Providers:

AIA’s principles provide a strategic edge for both students seeking comprehensive training and course providers looking to align with cutting-edge approaches. By fostering a more holistic understanding of healthcare, AIA enhances reputations and stands out from the competition.


AIA's groundbreaking teachings serve as a beacon for forward-thinking medical professionals.

By embracing the complexities of human health and the profound connections between various body systems, we aspire to create a future where patient care is comprehensive, innovative, and deeply interconnected. Join us in this transformative journey as we explore new horizons and redefine the very essence of patient care.

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