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Hal Huggins

Obituary: Hal Alan Huggins, DDS, MS

Dr. 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 […]

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Notable New Research: Novel Oral Detox of Heavy Metals

Novel Oral Detoxification of Mercury, Cadmium, and Lead with Thiol-modified Nanoporous Silica Sangvanich T, Morry J, Fox C, Ngamcherdtrakul W, Goodyear S, Castro D, Fryxell GE, Addleman RS, Summers AO, Yantasee W ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2014. Published 4 April 2014. doi: 10.1021/am5007707 Abstract We have developed a thiol-modified nanoporous silica material (SH-SAMMS) as an […]

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Notable New Research: Chronic Exposure to Mercury from Dental Amalgam

Toxicity of Mercury Associated with Dental Amalgam Mahmoud M. E. Mudawi, Mohamed A.M. Hagga, Ayman B. Mousa, Mohammed M. M. khir International Journal of Pharmacology & Toxicology. 2014. 4(1), 5-10.   Abstract The purpose of this investigation was to measure urine mercury level for a sample comprising 42 dental patients and 7 dental professionals and […]

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Notable New Research: Mercury Vapor Exposure

Mercury Vapour Exposure During Dental Student Training in Amalgam Removal Abstract Background Amalgam that is used for dental fillings contains approximately 50% elemental mercury. During dental student training, amalgam is often removed by drilling without the use of water spray and suction, which are protective measures in preventing mercury aerosol. In this study we measured […]

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Many Systemic Health Issues Can Start in the Mouth

Even infertility, explains IABDM President Dr. Blanche Grube in the latest issue of Your Health Connection Magazine. “The percentage of infertile couples has steadily increased over the years until it has reached epidemic proportions,” Dr. Grube said. “What most couples don’t realize and in fact don’t even consider is that their infertility can come from […]

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