One of biological dentistry’s most outspoken practitioners and advocates peacefully passed away this past weekend: Dr. Hal Huggins.
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.
His “dental lecture in verse,” which he delivered earlier this year at a meeting of the IAOMT is one we recommend all our patients read. It gives a great snapshot of how our dental understanding has evolved.
Here’s Dr. Huggins in 1996, speaking at the Fifth International Nikola Tesla Symposium in Belgrade: