Growing Airway



Do you, or someone you know, suffer from a chronic illness, asthma, chronic congestion, TMJ, sleep apnea, diabetes, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, migraines, tension headaches, neck aches, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, brain fog?

Does your child snore, grind their teeth, have large tonsils, wet the bed, have night terrors, ADHD, focus issues, anxiety, panic attacks?

If you or anyone you know said YES to any of these, you can't afford not to come hear about how a compromised AIRWAY may be the underlying problem. 


Hyatt Centric Arlington 

1325 Wilson Blvd

Arlington, VA 22209

Block a Room

Date & Time

March 15, 2019 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM 

March 16, 2019 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM


March 15- FRIDAY 

7:00-8:00 am


8:00-8:45 am

Introduction- Dr. James M Bronson, DDS

A review of how an interdisciplinary approach to health care needs is the way of the future

8:45-10:15 am

Anthropoligcal Evidence of Cranio-Facial Changes- Dr. J. Alex Bronson, DMD

A review of how climate change, evolution, and nutrition have affected the Airway

10:15-10:45 am

Break (Meet with Exhibitors)

10:45-12:00 pm

Are there answers to today's airway problems in the past?- Dr. Kevin Boyd, DDS, MSc

Modern oral health problems an intrauterine perspective "Very Early Intervention"

12:00-1:00 pm


1:00-2:15 pm

Orofacial Development and Airway- Optimizing and Recovering Function- Michelle Price Emanuel, OTR/L

A look at how bridled oral tissues and compromised airways affect function, growth and development

2:15-3:00 pm

Bridled Oral Tissues and their Effects on Airway and Speech- Dr. Amy Lazar-Ludemann, DDS

3:00-3:30 pm


3:30-5:00 pm

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Sleep Disorder Breathing in Children- Dr. Darius Loghmanee, MD, FAAP, FAASM


March 16- SATURDAY

8:15-9:00 Am

Myofunctional Therapy and the Growing Airway- Marc Richard Moeller

The tongue and muscles of the head and neck influence airway and sleep disordered breathing

9:00- 10:15 Am

Osteopathy, Embryology and the Growing Airway- Dr. Tasha Turzo, DO

10:15- 10:45 Am


10:45 Am- 12:00 PM

Breathing Re-education and Wellness- Kathy Winslow, BS, RDH, COM

How mouth breathing, and improper breathing techniques influence teeth alignment, facial development (Airway Growth) and chronic health problems

12:00- 1:00 PM


1:00- 2:15 PM

Airway mechanics, the Microbiome, and the Acceleration of Aging and the Modern Disease Epidemics- Dr. Zach Bush, MD

There has been an explosion of basic science data that has revealed a link between the intestinal microbiome and systemic disease. The lack of some species, or the prescence of other bacterial species correlates with the occurrence of metabolic diseases and immune dysfunction.

2:15- 3:15 PM

Growing Airway Case Reviews- Dr. James M. Bronson, DDS

3:15- 3:45 PM


3:45- 4:15 PM

Airway Growth- Enhancement in Sports a Personal Trainers Perspective- Jaimi Jansen

4:15- 5:00 PM

Jaw Development, Airway, and Athleticism: Case Reviews- Dr. Julia Bronson, DMD


James M. Bronson, DDS Founder and Director of Clinical Programs at ALF Educational Institute, LLC (AEI). He is a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, has published 3 articles, and is an International Speaker. Fellow of International Association of Orthodontics, Certified Senior Instructor- International Association of Orthodontics

J. Alex Bronson, DMD Clinical Faculty at AEI, co-author of 2 published articles, graduated from Midwestern University Arizona College of Dental Medicine, as an undergraduate double majored in Biology & Psychology at University of Virginia. His interests lie in Cranial Facial Development, TMD treatment, nutrition, evolution and the anthropological factors responsible for Cranial Facial change, health and wellness. 

Kevin Boyd, DDS, MSc Board-certified pediatric dentist practicing in Chicago. He is an attending instructor in the residency-training program in Pediatric Dentistry at Lurie Children's Hospital where he additionally serves as Chief Dental Consultant to the Lurie Sleep Medicine service. 

Michelle Price Emanuel OTR/L Pediatric Occupational Therapist for 20 years. Her specialty ranges from the newborn to precrawling baby. She is currently in private practice in Cincinnati, OH providing evaluation and treatment of posture, movement, connection and oral function, as well as teaching on the topics of Cranial Nerve Dysfunction. 

Amy Luedemann-Lazar, DDS Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Her background is in nutrition and psychology, and uses pediatric dentistry, the child's growing mouth, as the door to achieving optimal whole body health. She was recently in the news- Video.

Darius Loghmanee, MD, FAAP, FAASM Director of the Advocate Children's Sleep Network at Advocate Children's Hospital. He received his medical degree from the University of Buffalo School of Medicine. He did his postgraduate training at Rush University Medical Center where he completed a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and trained as a fellow in the Sleep Disorders Center.

Marc Richard Moeller Managing Director of the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (AOMT), Exectuive Director an Founding Board Chair of the Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences (AAMS), has spoken on Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) in 28 countries to date and supported the facilitation of research, public health projects, clinical protocols, and curriculum development in OMT.

Tasha Turzo, DO graduated from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in 1994. She has been in private practice since 1995 in Santa Cruz, CA where she practices as a traditional osteopath and a classical homeopath. She has been working in the field of functional dentistry and osteopathy with Dr. Nordstrom since she began her practice and with Dr. Bronson for the past 10 years.  

Kathy Winslow, BS, RDH, COM has a private practice in Orofacial Myofunctional Terhapy. She is a Buteyko Breathing Educator, and has training in Facial Reflex Integration (MNRI). She is a member of the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM), and the Osteo/Dental Interface group.  

Zach Bush, MD is CEO, Biomic Sciences, Director of Clinical Affairs, Revolution Health Center, Board Certified in Endocrinology and Metabolism, Internal Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Care.    

Jami Jansen is the founder and CEO of Santa Cruz CORE Fitness & Rehab, an award-winning holistic wellness center in Santa Cruz and Watsonville, CA. Jaimi's life mission is to promote healing on a global scale and help people achieve their potential by empowering them mentally, physically, and spiritually.    

Julia Bronson, DMD graduated from Midwestern University Arizona College of Dental Medicine, as an undergraduate double majored in Psychological Brain Sciences & Spanish at Dartmouth College while playing Div.1 NCAA Women's Ice Hockey. She is on the board of directors for the Academy for Sports Dentistry. Her interests lie in Cranial Facial Development, TMD treatment, Laser Dentistry, and the impact of dentistry & breathing on performance. 

Join us on March 15th and 16th, 2019


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