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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.

Get to the root of your chronic migraines

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At Cedar Rapids 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. Kristin Morris 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 Cedar Rapids, IA and the surrounding area.

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Our Doctor:

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Dr. Kristin Morris

When I was a child, braces improved my smile, my self-esteem, and my confidence. I’ve devoted many years to furthering my ability to improve patients’ smiles. My personal fulfillment comes from making a difference in people’s lives, whether it is with a new smile, a healthier night’s sleep, relief from chronic headaches, or a recommended nutritional program. I am passionate about exploring non-traditional aspects of dentistry in order to provide wider, more comprehensive treatment plans. Continuing my personal and professional development is extremely important to me, and studying acupuncture, applied kinesiology, nutrition, and philosophy has given me more insight into the human condition than I ever thought possible.

Education and Continuing Education

Bachelor of Science – Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Iowa City, IA
Continuing my education allows me to open up new worlds of treatment to benefit my patients’ health and wellness. I have advanced cosmetic dentistry training through NYU and UCLA and attend annual study clubs for TMJ and headache cases. I attended the Pankey Institute and the Seattle Institute for Advanced Dental Education, and completed the AACP Craniofacial Pain Mini-Residency, Introduction to Cranial Osteopathy, and AACP Sleep Dentistry.

Professional Affiliations

American Dental Association
American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
American Sleep Apnea Association
American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
Cranial Academy
American Academy of Medical Acupuncture
Holistic Dental Association

Outside the Office

I am originally from Newton, IA, and currently reside in the small community of Manchester with my husband, Shane. My free time is most happily spent cooking, reading, container gardening, and motorcycling. I am also involved in Rotary International, PEO, and the local political scene.

Contact Information
4245 1st Avenue Southeast, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402, USA

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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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    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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    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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