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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

At Hendersonville 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. Tom Hummert 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 Hendersonville, NC. and the surrounding area.

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Our Doctor:

Dr. Tom Hummert

Dr. Tom Hummert received his D.D.S. from the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School at San Antonio, Texas in 1983.  He was in private practice in San Antonio from 1983 to 1992.  In 1988 he accepted a 50% faculty position devoted primarily to research at the UT Dental School at San Antonio, while maintaining his private practice.  In 1992 he left private practice and began a post-doctoral training program for a PhD in Biochemistry and advanced training in Prosthodontics.  He received his certificate in Prosthodontics in 1998.  He accepted a faculty position at UNC-CH as an Assistant Professor in the Spring of 2000.  He subsequently defended and received his PhD in 2001.  His time at UNC had been devoted to pre-clinical and clinical teaching, and treating patients in the Dental Faculty Practice, limited to Prosthodontics.  He has been a member of the Sleep Disorders Center in the UNC Hospital while in Chapel Hill.  He is working toward attaining diplomat status in the American College of Prosthodontists. He moved with his family to Hendersonville, North Carolina in 2006 to practice dentistry limited to the Specialty of Prosthodontics.

Clinical Expertise

Dr. Hummert has experienced virtually every aspect of clinical dentistry over the past 28 years.  Teaching in the graduate prosthodontics and advanced general dentistry programs has exposed him to a wide variety of clinical situations.  Dr. Hummert can treat every aspect of reconstruction in the mouth from a straight forward single crown or "filling" to a complete rehabilitation of a completely toothless mouth.  He also has both personal and clinical experience in managing sleep disorders.

Special Interests

Sleep Related Disorders

Dr. Hummert has a special interest in Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Related Disorders.  Dr. Hummert himself uses an oral appliance to sleep and has had personal experience in the use of all the appliances he provides for his patients.  Dr. Hummert has been teaching and speaking on oral appliance therapy for sleep related disorders at the local and national level for several years.


Dr. Hummert has a special interest in photography, both for dentistry and outside the dental practice.  Dr. Hummert teaches courses throughout the state on dental photography to other dental professionals.


University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), Texas

Ph.D. Biochemistry 2000

Certificate in Prosthodontics 1998

D.D.S. 1983

University of Houston, Texas

B.S. Biology 1976

Dental Practice

Private Practice Limited to Prosthodontics - Hendersonville, NC - 2006 to present

Dental Faculty Practice at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry - Chapel Hill, 2000-2006

Prosthodontics Graduate Training, Certificate - UTHSCSA 1998

Private Practice - San Antonio, Texas 1983-1992

Academic Appointments

University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, Texas School of Dentistry 

Department of Restorative Dentistry 1988-1992

Department of Prosthodontics 1992-1993

University of North Carolina School of Dentistry

Department of Prosthodontics - 2000-2006

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

- Graduate Prosthodontics

- Advanced General Dentistry

- Clinical Prosthodontics

- Pre-Clinical Prosthodontics

Contact Information
1718 Old Village Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792

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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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