At Chevy Chase Headache Center, we focus on pain management for jaw-related headaches, migraines, and TMJ issues. If you are looking for a compassionate yet skilled practitioner, our dental care team headed by Dr. Linda Hallman is here to help you get the care you need. Our priority is to deliver the highest quality mouth and jaw therapy to our patients in a comfortable and understanding setting. We primarily serve Chevy Chase, Somerset, and Bethesda, MD.
5530 Wisconsin Ste 1525
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
What makes Dr. Linda Hallman so unique compared to other orthodontists? For starters, Dr. Hallman is a specialist in anatomy, dentistry and orthodontics. Her commitment to Six-Elements Orthodontics ensures you receive a total treatment plan which focuses on the harmonious alignment of facial, dental and jaws as a whole.
Dr. Hallman is one of the rare orthodontists who personally sees every patient – at every visit. Her combined expertise and patient-focused philosophy assures you get the best orthodontic care for your overall health.
ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS AND AFFILIATIONS
MS in Orthodontics from University of California, San Francisco
DDS degree from University of Maryland in Baltimore
PhD in Anatomy from University of Maryland in Baltimore
Currently serving as Director of Orthodontics at the Washington Hospital Center
Specialist on Craniofacial Team at Children's National Medical Center
Has been practicing in the Washington, DC metropolitan area since 1994
Member of the American Association of Orthodontists
Member of the Six Elements Society
Member of the American Cleft Palate Association
Member of the American Dental Association
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Do you feel like your surroundings are moving or shifting around you?
Our proprietary T-Scan technology allows our doctors to precisely assess your mouth and jaw for dental imbalances during opening, closing, and chewing, right down to the amount and direction of the force exerted by each individual tooth.
Dental imbalances often cause chronic muscle tension and inflammation, which can in turn limit your head and jaw movement. Our doctors measure and monitor the movement range of your head and jaw to more accurately determine the most effective treatment plan for your symptoms.
Headaches can occur for many different reasons — in order to find the source of your headaches and determine if the TruDenta treatment process will be effective for you, your TruDenta doctor will speak with you in detail about your past headaches and their specific symptoms.
Your TruDenta doctor will locate the latent trigger points in your face and neck that restrict motion and contribute to jaw imbalances — these knots of tense muscle are often missed without a thorough examination.
Jaw or head trauma can cause a variety of hidden changes in the jaw, neck, and face that may later manifest as stiffness, pain, or headaches. By cataloging any possible sources of damage, your TruDenta doctor can more effectively focus your treatment plan.
Therapeutic ultrasound treatment returns circulation to chronically sore and strained muscles by providing gentle heat and increasing blood flow, while the targeted sound waves break up scar tissue and deep adhesions.
Manual trigger point therapy decreases and eliminates pain and tension in latent and active trigger points by breaking up muscle knots and increasing blood flow in order to decrease inflammation.
Our transcutaneous microcurrent stimulation therapy reduces muscle spasms and their accompanying pain through low-level electrical signals. It also decreases lactic acid build-up and encourages healthy nerve stimulation.
Our cold laser therapy decreases pain and inflammation and accelerates healing of muscle and joint tissue 25 to 35 percent faster than usual, while helping to rebuild natural nerve function.