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Obituary: Hal Alan Huggins, DDS, MS

Hal HugginsDr. Hal Huggins passed away peacefully at his Colorado Springs home Saturday, November 29, 2014. He was 77.

Dr. Huggins rightfully earned the title of “Elder Statesman” of Holistic Dentistry. He is also known as a leading pioneer and the “Grand Father” of identifying and treating medical problems caused by toxic dental materials.

Dr. Huggins received his DDS degree over 50 years ago at the University of Nebraska and practiced for decades in Colorado Springs. Continuing his education in 1990, he received his post-doc master’s degree from the University of Colorado, with an emphasis on immunology and toxicology.

He presented over 2,500 lectures in 47 of the US states and 16 foreign countries. He authored many books, wrote over 50 articles, and gave over 1,000 Radio/TV interviews, including 60 Minutes Australia (1989) and 60 Minutes New Zealand (2007).

As founder of the Multi-Discipline Alliance of Professionals, he ensured continuing education for dentists desiring to learn the Huggins dental protocol. Training includes helping their patients avoid and recover from ailments caused by harmful dental procedures.

He devoted his last years to establishing the Huggins Applied Healing center, but his greatest passion was the recent formation of the Dental DNA laboratory. This sophisticated facility specializes in the detection of dangerous, disease-causing organisms that reside within root canals, cavitations, implants, and other oral environments.

Dr. Huggins was a caring and sensitive man who dedicated his life’s work to helping humanity.

He was loved by his patients, professional colleagues, and staff for his compassion, generosity, and willingness to give of himself.

His greatest joy was helping those on their quest to recover from the many degenerative diseases caused by silver (mercury) fillings and heavy metal toxicity from other dental materials.

He is survived by: three children, David Huggins and Chip Elizabeth of Colorado, Holden “Denny” Conover of Alaska; two grandchildren, Patricia and Michael Conover; and one great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 6, at 1:00pm, at the Center for Spiritual Living, 3685 Jeannine Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80917.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Toxic Element Research Foundation (TERF), 5082 List Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80919.

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12 Responses to Obituary: Hal Alan Huggins, DDS, MS

  1. Richard Piccolo December 4, 2014 at 2:19 am #

    “Ars longa,vita brevis” Hippocrates Hal, keep those of us who knew, loved and respected you who are left behind in your thoughts and prayers. And every patient who presents before us who benefits from the gifts you gave to us, and made well. Let it be a prayer for you to God from we your friends. Rick

  2. Janis Ihrig February 16, 2015 at 11:22 pm #

    I was introduced to Dr Hal Huggins in the 1980’s by my sister. I purchased his book, his service and his help in finding me a qualified dentist to remove my amalgams. I was so thankful that Dr Huggins was there. I got the amalgams out of my mouth successfully. His contribution to the Dental Industry is astounding. I watched the movement spread over the years where mercury in teeth was not the norm any more. It may still exist, but there’s a big change in thinking about mercury not being suitable in teeth today.

  3. VC Stewart December 7, 2015 at 2:01 pm #

    Dear Dr. Huggins,

    I am sorry you have left this earth, but am so very thankful you passed away peacefully.

    Thank you for your service to humanity. You and your extensive knowledge will forever be remembered and missed.

    Yours Truly,
    Viki Stewart

  4. Ramona Kaye McDaniel April 20, 2016 at 5:22 pm #

    I would like to thank Hal Huggins for revealing the source of my constant pain and agony. He was and still is a magnificent man, ahead of his time. Does the family know of any school that follows Dr. Huggin’s protocol that would accept me as a case study/volunteer.? I am disabled from my dental problems but mainline dentistry has made me much worse. I am asking the family of this great man if they know of any resources that could help me have my root canals removed and perform a dental revision of my mouth. I would gladly let any Huggin’s students experiment or be the model that they practice on. I can never afford to have this work done so I am willing to go where they could do research on me and the deadly bacteria that are killing me very slowly and very painfully. Thank you for any help you can provide.

  5. Rose Burke September 16, 2016 at 4:05 am #

    I just finished reading “It’s All In Your Head” by Dr. Hal Huggins and did not know he had passed away. So very sorry to hear this. Wanting to find more info on holistic dentistry.

    • IABDM September 19, 2016 at 4:29 pm #

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  6. sam sednaouiy January 5, 2017 at 11:05 pm #

    Cured my rheumatoid arthritis, in Scranton Pa. dr Grube. I have an interesting story to tell if anyone is interested.

    • jan craig April 25, 2018 at 7:51 am #

      Would love to hear about your experience! Thank you.

    • Sandi February 25, 2019 at 9:03 am #

      Sam Sednaouiy, my best friend has aggressive RA. Would love to know how you were cured so I can pass along to her. Thank you


  7. Eva Redford January 1, 2018 at 11:54 am #

    I met Hal Huggins back in 2011…at my dentist office and spoke to him briefly….at that time I was doing more research on why the doctors couldn’t figure out why I had all the symptoms of lupus, MS and lime disease yet no one could give me an exact diagnosis because they could not agree on what it was. My last resort was to do more research myself and I decided to have all of my amalgam filling’s removed from my teeth and soon after that my symptoms that were so bad had subsided .
    Thank you Hal Huggins and the dentist that followed him to make a difference in peoples lives at the expense of losing almost everything themselves.

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