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There’s a better way to treat chronic migraines and headaches

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.

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Uncover the hidden causes of your chronic pain

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.

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Get safe and lasting treatment from the doctors who understand your pain

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.

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Alaska Headache Center

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    At Alaska Headache Center, we primarily focus on pain management for jaw-related headaches, migraines, and TMJ issues. If you are looking for compassionate yet skilled practitioners, our dental care team headed by Dr. Jerry Hu 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 Anchorage, AK and the surrounding area.

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    Dr. Jerry Hu

    Dr. Jerry Hu, DDS, grew up in Soldotna, Alaska, the heart of the Kenai Peninsula and home of the world record King Salmon. He graduated from Soldotna high School in 1991, earning abundant local, state and national scholarships and was also admitted to a very competitive dual-degree program, called the "Preferred Admissions Program" at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He knew he wanted to become a dentist ever since middle school, and being admitted to this vigorous program, he was able to attain both his bachelor's and doctorate degree at age 24. While at Michigan Dental School, Dr. Hu earned research recognition and awards, for his study, "Searching for practical methods to monitor Streptococcus mutans levels" under Dr. Walter J. Loesche, former President of the International Academy of Dental Research (IADR) and American Academy of Dental Research (AADR).

    Dr. Hu is married to "Sharon" Yi Hui Hu and they have three children together, Walter T. Hu, William S. Hu, and Warren A. Hu. Sharon is from Taiwan, and loves the Kenai Peninsula. This community has embraced her, and she loves being an Alaskan. Dr. Hu is a true Alaskan at heart. He loves everything about Alaska, from hiking the mountains and fishing the rivers, to biking the great outdoors and participating in winter sporting events. Dr. Hu has also obtained his black belt in Karate from Okamotos (Jinen Ryu style Karate). As Dr. Hu feels his identity is "Alaskan", he returned home right after graduation to practice dentistry in 1998, taking over a locally well known and highly respected practice-- that of Dr. Calvin Fair's. Currently, Dr. Hu is dedicated to providing exceptional dentistry in Anchorage and Soldotna.

    Over the years, Dr. Hu has attained extensive training at the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). He has earned many Fellowships and Masterships (see credentials) and Board certified Diplomates, has published numerous peer reviewed articles (Multiple times in Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry (JCD) and Journal of Dental Sleep Medicine (JDSM), Dental Sleep Practice (DSP), and several others...) with his clinical research in cosmetic dentistry and dental sleep apnea treatment. In 2017, he became the first full time dentist in Alaska to earn Board certification for Dental Sleep Medicine as a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, then later, he became the first Triple Boarded dentist in Alaska with Diplomates from ABDSM, ASBA, and ACSDD. He currently is working on a patent for dental sleep medicine. He also has been lecturing over the years at national conferences from Arizona to Texas, Hawaii to Seattle, & California to New York. Internationally, he lectured in Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Canada. He thoroughly enjoys changing the lives of his clients through new smiles-- designed and fashioned by nationally recognized and award winning MACVEENERS MACStudio team. He is the only multi-National award winning dentist (Grand Prize) for MAC MODEL Search by MACSTUDIO. In addition to applying both artistic and scientific principles to his work, his profound passion is to help make life changing dentistry. Dr. Hu has also been invited to speak at future conferences. With many published articles in dental publications pertaining to cosmetic dentistry and dental sleep medicine, Dr. Hu is also currently continuing his clinical research in those fields.

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    The TruDenta Process

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    Bite Force Analysis

    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.
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    Range of Motion Analysis

    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.
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    Headache History Form

    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.
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    Muscle Exam

    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.
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    Head Health Questionaire

    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.
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    Ultrasound

    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.
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    Trigger Point Therapy

    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.
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    Electrocurrent

    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.
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    Low-Level Laser

    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.
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