About Dr. Hummert

Background

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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.    

Photography

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.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

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