Tasha Turzo, DO



550 Water Str. Suite K-4, Santa Cruz, CA 95065

Office (831) 423-2298


Began treating with Dr. Darick Nordstrom DDS in 1995 on a monthly basis treating patients with facial growth dysfunctions

Interface: Dentistry and Osteopathy, Cranial Academy Conference, 2006

Course Co-Director and Faculty, Interface: Osteopathy and Dentistry, Hollister,

2007  Course Co-Director and Faculty, Cranial Academy Conference, Bent Faces: Craniofacial

Development, Birth to Adult, 

2008  Guest Lecture every year, Touro University, Etiology of Facial Dysfunction, 

2009-2017  Associate Professor Touro University  

2009-2017  Course Co-director with Dr. Nordstrom and Faculty, Interface: Phase 1

2011  Course Co-director with Dr. Nordstrom and Faculty: Phase 2 

2012   Faculty, ALF Symposium, Washington DC, 2013

Foundational Faculty AEI (ALF Educational Institution) Residency program 2014-present

Taught 16 courses to date through AEI Residency program

AAGO Washington DC 2014

Cranial Academy TBI lecture on TMD 2015

Guest lecture Airway and Facial Development Collaboration, 2015

International Association of Orthodontics conference, Tucson 2016

Faculty Orthodontic Airway Mini Residency Los Angeles 2015-2107

Faculty Orthodontic Airway Mini Residency New York 2015-2017

Osteopathic Cranial Academy, Orofacial Development September 2016 lectures including:

“OropharyngealSoft Tissue Anatomy”

“The Occlusion and the Big Picture”

“Oro-Facial Function and the Hyoid”

“Pre/Post Frenectomy treatment”

“Traditional Orthodontia”

“Non Traditional Orthodontia Part I and II”

“Appliance by Palpatory Design”

“ALF and Lymphatic Effects”

“TMD and the Cranial Mechanism”

“Adjunctive Treatment for Facial Dysfunctions”

“How to work with a dentist as an Osteopathy”

“Managing Cases with a Dentist and Myofunctional Therapist