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  • Day 1: Introduction to Human 3D Asymmetry and Respiration, Lab sessions on recognizing asymmetry, Live assessments, and a Case study.

  • Day 2: Explore compensatory strategies, Hands-on clinics on cervical assessment, Activities to synchronize diaphragms.

  • Day 3: Delve into airway and airflow principles, Hands-on clinic on Biasing PADA Splints, Techniques for cranial strain assessment, Putting it all together: sequencing complex care in a full-body approach.


1. Imbalances in Muscle Chains:

AIA's teaching on muscle imbalances goes beyond localized understanding, exploring how these imbalances affect head posture and consequently contribute to airway issues. By integrating this knowledge into healthcare practices, professionals can devise tailored treatment plans that consider the entire muscular system, promoting overall health and potentially resolving underlying airway problems.


2. Cranial Strains:

Cranial strains are an integral part of AIA's comprehensive perspective. They explore the relationship between cranial strains and airway function, recognizing the potential for treatment strategies that extend beyond traditional methods. This expanded understanding fosters a more holistic approach to patient care, allowing for innovative interventions that address the root cause of airway dysfunction.


3. Occlusal Forces:

AIA's teachings on occlusal forces delve into their role in airway health and the broader implications for dental and orthodontic interventions. By understanding how occlusal forces impact the entire system, professionals can develop treatment strategies that not only address dental issues but also enhance airway health. This approach aligns with AIA's vision of interconnected healthcare, where dental practice is woven into overall wellbeing.


4. Gait Patterns:

Investigating the relationship between gait patterns and body alignment represents AIA's dedication to holistic healthcare. By understanding how gait patterns impact body alignment and, consequently, airway function, professionals are better equipped to identify underlying issues that may contribute to complex airway cases. This knowledge enables a broader view of patient health, promoting interventions that address the whole body rather than isolated symptoms.


5. Hip Mobility:

AIA's focus on hip mobility emphasizes the role it plays in maintaining proper body alignment and its subsequent influence on airway issues. By recognizing the connection between hip mobility and airway function, AIA's teachings guide professionals to assess and treat these areas in tandem, reflecting their commitment to a comprehensive and interconnected approach to healthcare.

Body and the Bite COURSE SCHEDULE


DAY 1 ~ AM Session | 8am - 12pm

  • Why are you here?

  • Body influence on bite and vice versa

  • Introduction to Respiratory  Neurodontics

  • The science of Human 3-Dimensional Asymmetry and Respiration

DAY 1 ~ PM Session | 1pm - 5pm

  • What do you see?

  • Lab: recognize asymmetry (photos, CBCT,  live persons); go over records (what photos  to take and how to take them

  • Live assessments - paired up

  • Case study involving dentistry and body  evaluation

DAY 2 ~ AM Session | 8am - 12pm

  • Development of compensatory strategies and patterns; what is grounding?

  • Spectrum of Lateralized Patterns Introduction to Body Pattern Screening Objective Tests for dentists  - rationale for cervical and thoracic assessments


DAY 2 ~ PM Session | 1am - 5pm

  • Hands on clinic: cervical assessment (mid cervical axial  rotation and lateral flexion, lordosis, occlusal grounding      performance)

  • Lecture: cranial strains and the mandibular diaphragm

  • Activities to synchronize the mandibular diaphragm with     the thoracic and pelvic diaphragms


DAY 3 ~ AM Session | 8am - 12pm

  • Airway and airflow in systemic respiration

  • Principles of splint designs; the rationale for relining a splint (creating rotational fit, head and neck neutralizer, grounding in lateralization); when and why deprogrammers don’t work

  • Pattern Altering Dental Appliances (PADA)
          1) How is a PADA Splint   
             used to alter body


         2) How are PADA ALFs used
             for cranial strain release
             and airway development


  • Hands on clinic:
         1) Biasing PADA Splints to
            balance the body

       2)  Osteopathic assessments 
           for PADA ALF prescription

                 a) Maxillary Extraversion
            b) Nasopalentine Strain

DAY 3 ~ PM Session | 1am - 5pm
Putting it all together:

    1)  How do these assessment
         tools help you to treatment         
plan appropriately in a
        dental setting

     2) Recognizing multiple risk 

          factors throughout the 
         body that can complicate
         your program

     3) Sequencing complex care

          in a full body approach 
         (where does airway fit in?)

     4) When VISION zooms the
         bite (an eye-opener)

•  Conclusion:  What do you see? 
                           What will you do?

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