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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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At Selmer 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. Ron Bell 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 Selmer, TN and the surrounding area.

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Our Doctor:

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Dr. Ron Bell

I have been a practicing dentist for 36 amazing years. My goal throughout the years has always been to make people feel good about themselves. I love dentistry and feel that it is the perfect fit for me professionally. I am detail-orientated and love the ability to incorporate the many sciences that are required to provide phenomenal dental care. I would use my favorite acronym to represent my dedication: it is ASK, which stands for Always Seeking Knowledge. I love to learn! My passion, both professionally and personally, is knowledge. In dentistry, my dedication to continuing education allows me to provide the best treatments possible.

Education and Dedication

My studies have always taken a priority. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in the double majors of Biology and Chemistry from the University of Tennessee in 1973. I next went to the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, where I received my Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1976. Through it all, I found myself continually excited by the idea of providing excellent dental care.

I feel that in many ways my education picked up when I finished my formal schooling. I have put over 5000 hours into my continuing education. I am known as a “Continuing Education Junkie”. If I can learn something to provide a higher level of care, I am on board. I have been trained in-depth across all disciplines of dentistry. I have also been honored with the Tennessee Dental Association ACE Award and am a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • Tennessee Dental Association
  • 7th District Dental Society
  • Corinth (Ms) Dental Society
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • International Association for Orthodontics
  • Mid South Orthodontic Study Club
  • Seattle Study Club of Memphis

In the Office

My goal is to provide comprehensive dental care while paying special attention to each individual's needs. I am always on the cutting edge of the newest technologies and techniques, and I consider myself an “early adapter”. My office has been equipped with electric handpieces since 1997 and digital radiography since 2000. I have provided incredible care by using cutting-edge technology to all of my patients and even multiple generations in some families.

I believe that this has happened because I value the patient beyond the teeth and jawline. I am always happy to have a conversation while sharing and listening to all that my patients have to say. I value their opinions and work to make them each feel valued as the important person they are. That is also what makes dentistry such a great field. It makes people feel more self-worth. Through my work, I can help people feel listened to in the office, and when they leave, they are brimming with confidence from the new smile we have achieved together.

Community Involvement

The Selmer community is phenomenal. I am so thankful to them for allowing me to do what I love professionally. I look forward to every opportunity I have to give back and am involved in numerous social organizations, including:

  • Arts in McNairy – Board of Directors
  • Rockabilly Revival – Steering Committee
  • Selmer First Baptist Church – Deacon, Choir, and Committee Member
  • McNairy Regional Alliance – Committee Member
  • Memphis Hightailers Bicycle Club
  • Shiloh Eagle Photographers
  • Boy Scouts of America – Cub Master, Troupe Leader, Board Member
  • United Way
  • American Cancer Society

Outside the Office

I grew up in Middle Tennessee, in what we called the “Country Suburbs” of Nashville. I met my beautiful wife during my sophomore year of college, and we are now celebrating 41 years and counting of married bliss. She has been my rock. During dental school, I joined the Air Force, and we were blessed with our first son, Rob. I left the military to be closer to home and have lived in the same house since 1979. During that time, we had another child, Jon. Both our sons are happily married, and we have four incredible grandchildren. You can find their photographs decorating my office.

I am big on bicycle riding, gardening, music, photography, and my church. I am known for my bicycle, and I'm sometimes referred to as that “crazy bicycle rider”. I love biking to work. I also have a green thumb. Some of my houseplants are 35 years old. One of my points of pride at the office is our awesome Japanese Maple Tree, which is a true, four-season sensation. I have been a serious amateur photographer since I was eight. I helped a great group start a rockabilly festival, called Rockabilly Revival. I am the proud father of two sons, Rob and Jon. Rob has worked his way up the corporate ladder through several corporations, he is currently a product manager for Autozone at the corporate headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee. Jon is currently in seminary at Southeastern Theological Baptist Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. He also has a couple of gold records with his name on their covers. Jon was recently married to Lacey and they are happily living in North Carolina.

Rob and our daughter in law, Angela, have 4 children, Maddie, Jackson, Natalie, and Mallory. We enjoy spendng a lot of time with our precious grandchildren!

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718 Federal Dr, Selmer, TN 38375, United States

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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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