If you suffer from chronic migraines, you know how difficult they are to effectively diagnose and treat. The TruDenta system of diagnosis and treatment was developed to help uncover and resolve the frequently-overlooked causes behind your chronic migraines.
The TruDenta diagnostic process uses the latest technology to closely examines the nerves, muscles, and ligaments that surround the head, neck, and jaw to find any signs of the inflammation and chronic stress that can lead to constant headaches.
If examination shows that your headaches are actually being caused by musculoskeletal problems, we can help. All TruDenta doctors have years of experience as dental professionals working with the delicate musculature of the jaw, neck, and head—a perfect background to implement TruDenta's process of progressive rehabilitation and physical therapy for the damaged joints and stressed musculature that cause chronic headaches.
- Beverly Y
I have worked in our office since 1984, doing everything from lab work to assisting. I have practiced orthodontics here for the past 16 years and cannot imagine a more fulfilling profession. I like to believe that I make patients more comfortable here than they could be anywhere else, from the way we bond on braces, to the way we tie in wires, to the way we remove braces. Gentle. I also believe there are specific types of treatment that no one does better than us.
EDUCATION & BIO
After graduating from Saint Viator High School I attended the University of Notre Dame and received a Bachelors of Science degree. I then pursued a Doctor of Dental Surgery at Northwestern University. My last university was Saint Louis University where I went through a residency in orthodontics and received a Master of Science in Dentistry. This education has provided with the desire to be a perpetual student! To provide our patients with advanced levels of care requires nothing less! I keep abreast of the latest orthodontic methods and technologies and I routinely help coordinate continuing education courses and seminars for our branch of the Chicago Dental Society. I always attend more Continuing Education than required to maintain my dental license. The Illinois Society of Orthodontists organizes events for this purpose and I attend courses to remain current with SureSmile's technology. I also sponsor continuing education courses for general dentists. I believe the more doctors that are knowledgeable about treatment, the better patients will be guided to comfortable, quality care. We always try to have fun here! You will laugh, whether it’s at me or the jokes. During your first appointment here you will notice a difference in the way we treat you and the way our practice is run. I love getting patients to talk and smile with me. Our team loves when patients open up to us and share their thoughts with us. It's getting to know individuals and seeing them return that's the most fun. I truly care for my patients and want the best for them. I will always do everything in my power to make your visits comfortable and positive. I will leave you with one bit of orthodontic advice: during treatment, chew sugarless gum whenever you can! It makes the teeth move faster and with less pain. See you in our office soon!
I’m glad to be practicing orthodontics in my hometown and love being a part of this community. I love both dogs and cats and I have volunteered with various animal organizations. My wife, Katie, and I have a son, Ryan, born in July 2014, and a dog, Grissom. New journeys ahead! You can find me most mornings running circles at Melas Park, typically with Ryan in a stroller as my coach. I like running half marathons and ultra events past 30 miles. September 12th I will be running the Hennepin Hundred Miler; wish me luck! I am still figuring out gardening and I have converted the grounds in front of the office into native, self-sustaining plants. My vision ahead involves Black-Eyed Susans with some purple Russian Sage poking through in spots. Orthodontics is a profession that mixes art and science like no other, but it is the connections with my patients that make my job truly worthwhile. The one-on-one relationships that I build here make my work that much more fascinating and enjoyable. I always look forward to patients returning after treatment to let me know what they are doing.
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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.