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Hal Huggins

Posted by
Bob on July 22, 2003 at 13:30:12:

Befer you get snookered by this stuff, read the following from the American Dental Association, and do your own research on the web. "Dr." Huggins doesn't even have a license anymore - for obvious reasons.

"The leading anti-amalgamist has been Hal Huggins, D.D.S., of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Huggins claims that "sensitive" individuals can develop emotional problems (depression, anxiety, irritability), neurological disorders (facial twitches, muscle spasms, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis), cardiovascular problems (unexplained rapid heart rate, unidentified chest pains), collagen diseases (arthritis, scleroderma, lupus erythematosus), allergies, digestive problems (ulcers, regional ileitis), and immunologic disorders (which he claims include leukemia, Hodgkin's disease, and mononucleosis). He recommends replacing amalgam with other materials and taking vitamins and other supplements to prevent trouble after amalgam removal [18]. There is no scientific evidence that amalgam fillings cause or contribute to the development of these diseases.
Huggins's dental license was revoked in 1996. During the revocation proceedings, the administrative law judge concluded:
Huggins had diagnosed "mercury toxicity" in all patients who consulted him in his office, even some without mercury fillings.
He had also recommended extraction of all teeth that had had root canal therapy.
Huggins's treatments were "a sham, illusory and without scientific basis." [19]
A practitioner who does not wish to use amalgam can still practice ethically by giving appropriate advice and and referring patients elsewhere when amalgam is the best choice. But advertising a practice as "mercury-free" is unethical because it falsely implies that amalgam fillings are dangerous and that "mercury-free" methods are superior.
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Re: Hal Huggins

Posted by Dave Govan on July 22, 2003 at 16:03:12:

In Reply to: Hal Huggins posted by Bob on July 22, 2003 at 13:30:12:

Hi Bob, what's your take on this, are you a dentist, and why are you interested in posting a message which simple slams an individual as a fraud.

You must know that there are many expert scientists who would agree that mercury fillings pose a hazard to the patient, further, there are many Dentists who would also agree. Notwithstanding the thousands, nay, hundreds of thousands of independant origanal and un-biased people who have gone to extraordinary lengths to have them removed.

Do you feel they are "perfectly safe" as per the ADA?

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Re: Hal Huggins

Posted by Roy on July 22, 2003 at 18:19:26:

In Reply to: Hal Huggins posted by Bob on July 22, 2003 at 13:30:12:

Hate to break it to you Bob, but Dr. Stoll doesn't have a license either.

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Re: Hal Huggins

Posted by Happygal on July 22, 2003 at 20:13:23:

In Reply to: Hal Huggins posted by Bob on July 22, 2003 at 13:30:12:

Hi Bob,

You mean you actually trust the ADA and AMA and FDA and other big national organizations? Geez, I don't and I sure don't believe in scientific evidence that promotes something for them to make lots of money.

Best wishes,
Happygal

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Re: Hal Huggins

Posted by Nutmeg on July 23, 2003 at 00:29:08:

In Reply to: Hal Huggins posted by Bob on July 22, 2003 at 13:30:12:

Bob,

Thanks for the warning, but the ADA is not high on my list of sources for reliable information.

If the ADA is so sure that mercury is safe, why have they not designed and sponsored a research project to prove it? Why did the famous sheep study result in so many sheep becoming ill when dental mercury was implanted under their skin? Why do so many people regain their health or at least have a dramatic reduction in severity and number of symptoms when they have their alalgams replaced? Why did my husband become so ill when he broke a tooth, exposing a fresh surface of mercury, and why did he feel so much better when he had that tooth and the rest of the teeth on that side replaced with composite fillings? Why did I experience pain reduction, increased energy, improved sleep, and reduced hair loss immediately after my amalgams were replaced.

Did you realize that many dentists use the newer composite filling materials simply because they are better than mercury, and because their informed patients are asking for them? If mercury is so great, why did my new dentist find decay under all 10 of my amalgam fillings when he drilled them out? Are the dentists who practice cosmetic dentistry also unethical because they advertise that they are mercury-free?

Dr. Huggins is not the only advocate of mercury-free dentistry. There are countless others who have weighed the issue for themselves and decided to run their practice in a way that focuses on their patients' health. Learning to use the new composite materials properly requires training and experience, which the dentist must pay for. I fired my former lousy dentist when he said mercury was perfectly safe, but if I did decide to have my amalgams replaced, he would be happy to do it for me. I could clearly see the $$ in both eyes, even behind his goggles.

I would have been happy to send you all of my dental mercury to place in your mouth, but sadly, it is already gone ;-)

Nutmeg

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Amalgam fillings are dangerous

Posted by Bernadette on July 23, 2003 at 07:51:45:

In Reply to: Hal Huggins posted by Bob on July 22, 2003 at 13:30:12:

I am a victim of dental mercury toxicity. I just had my fillings replaced on Monday. Already my tremors have stopped and my body temperature has climbed from 97 to 98 degrees.

Hal Huggins knows what he is talking about. You do not.

If amalgams are safe, why don't you go get all of your teeth filled with them?

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Re: Hal Huggins

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 23, 2003 at 08:12:55:

In Reply to: Hal Huggins posted by Bob on July 22, 2003 at 13:30:12:

Bob,

History will prove who is right here.

Amalgams are NOT the only source of mercury toxicity in this world.

Already the ADA is trying to change their untenable stance without "losing face".

Walt



Re: Hal Huggins

Posted by Matylda on July 24, 2003 at 06:56:04:

In Reply to: Re: Hal Huggins posted by Walt Stoll on July 23, 2003 at 08:12:55:

In Ontario, Canada, dentists stop using the poison.
Matylda

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Re: Hal Huggins

Posted by Curious on July 24, 2003 at 11:37:58:

In Reply to: Hal Huggins posted by Bob on July 22, 2003 at 13:30:12:

I have many of the symptoms he attributes to mercury poisoning and a mouth full of mercury fillings, some very large and very old. Is there a blood test that could detect mercury in a person's system?



Re: Hal Huggins

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 24, 2003 at 14:16:50:

In Reply to: Re: Hal Huggins posted by Curious on July 24, 2003 at 11:37:58:

Yup, Curious, but a 24 hour urine following an IV EDTA challenge, would be a better one.

Walt

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Re: Hal Huggins

Posted by Bernadette on July 24, 2003 at 14:58:09:

In Reply to: Re: Hal Huggins posted by Curious on July 24, 2003 at 11:37:58:

With me they did both, a urine toxic elements test and an RBC test. For the urine test, I had to take a 500 mg capsule of DMSA and collect my urine for six hours. While the RBC test showed some mercury, it was very close to the high end of the chart in the urine test.



Re: Hal Huggins

Posted by Alrad on August 06, 2003 at 07:18:08:

In Reply to: Hal Huggins posted by Bob on July 22, 2003 at 13:30:12:

I have heard many things pertaining to mercury fillings and am very interested in having them removed in myself as well as my daughter and husband. I am having problems locating a dentist in my area, who would properly remove them. I am also curious about average pricing (if there is such a thing) per filling. Any advice or ideas on how to find this information would be appreciated.
Thanks



Re: Hal Huggins

Posted by Walt Stoll on August 06, 2003 at 08:26:12:

In Reply to: Re: Hal Huggins posted by Alrad on August 06, 2003 at 07:18:08:

Hi, Alrad.

See the dental and the mercury archives.

Walt

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Re: Hal Huggins

Posted by Nutmeg on August 06, 2003 at 11:05:46:

In Reply to: Re: Hal Huggins posted by Alrad on August 06, 2003 at 07:18:08:

Alrad,

You might try calling dentists that advertise cosmetic dentistry. They are usually mercury-free and MAY be experienced in safe removal of amalgams. Be sure to ask a lot of questions, though, because a lot of dentists will say they can do it, just to get your business. Tips to keep in mind for safe removal are an air source so you don't breathe vapors (dentists can use their NO tanks with the N turned off), use of a rubber dental dam so you don't ingest any mercury pieces, and cooling the drill bit with a spray of water to minimize volatilization. There is also an association of biologic dentists who do amalgam-removal work--see the archives for how to locate their directory. Costs vary so much with location and each particular dentist, and it all depends on how large your existing fillings are and what kind of restorative work would be required. You would get more accurate information if you called any experienced dentist you find and ask them. They will probably tell you to come in for an exam and written estimate, because they would have to see you to tell. I got estimates from 2 dentists and paid about $50 for those exams, plus the cost of a complete set of x-rays at the first dentist. My dental insurance covered one exam plus x-rays. The second dentist would have used a video wand to examine my teeth instead of x-rays. Check the archives. I had my amalgams replaced earlier this year--completed in April or May, and I think I posted about the costs.

Wishing you the best,
Nutmeg

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Re: Hal Huggins

Posted by zita on August 24, 2003 at 00:24:11:

In Reply to: Re: Hal Huggins posted by Walt Stoll on July 23, 2003 at 08:12:55:

One thing is for sure: Huggins recommends a few clinics outside the US and in the US - he claims they all follow his protocole 100%....

Well, I had to find out through a painful experience that that is NOT the case... I tried one of those clinics, threw away a few thousand dollars to find that out...

It's a real shame and where is Huggins when you need to discuss those things with him... "he can't be located", I was told...




Re: Hal Huggins

Posted by zita on August 24, 2003 at 00:34:03:

In Reply to: Hal Huggins posted by Bob on July 22, 2003 at 13:30:12:

A word of caution about having your mercury fillings removed at clinics recommended by Huggins office... even if he recommends only a few clinics, it does NOT necessarily mean that they are all good and are all following his protocole... in any case, Huggins himself is not physically present there to make sure that his protocole is being followed thoroughly. Those clinics are definitely not cheap; so, be careful before you go spend thousands of dollars...

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Re: Hal Huggins (The ADA & regulation.) Archive in Dentistry.

Posted by Walt Stoll on August 25, 2003 at 08:40:41:

In Reply to: Re: Hal Huggins posted by zita on August 24, 2003 at 00:24:11:

Hi, Zita.

One can really not blame Hal for going underground since the ADA has ruined his practice, revoked his license and harrassed him unmercifully. Of course, eventually they (the ADA) will practice exactly what he has had to learn in spite of them. It will not help him since they will be careful not to mention his name & so will take credit for it themselves!

Neither can he be blamed if those he has trained, at such great personal and professional sacrifice, if they do not practice what he has taught them. If he has any blame it is in saying: "they all follow his protocol 100%". Of course, he has no way to enforce them to follow that protocol--this has to be done by the ethics of the individual trainee.

This sad state of affairs can be laid at the door of the ADA since, once they take this for their own, they can establish professional guidelines and have the power to enforce them--whereas Hal has no way to do that.

Hope this helps.

Walt



Re: Hal Huggins

Posted by
Topsail on August 25, 2003 at 10:28:50:

In Reply to: Re: Hal Huggins posted by Bernadette on July 24, 2003 at 14:58:09:

Bernadette,
I'm especially interested in your positive comments about treatment for dental mercury toxicity. The symptoms of mercury toxicity are slow and gradual and can be diagnosed as CFS or a similar disease. After years of being on disability, in addition to searching, researching, taking millions of tests, and many dollars spent, my sister (and family and friends)are convinced that she has dental mercury toxicity. Would you be willing to provide me w/ the name of the dentist that treated you? (You can send me a private email if you prefer.) She is desperate and looking for referrals or recommendations for obvious reasons. Any help you can give us would be so appreciated. Thank you.

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Re: Hal Huggins (The ADA & regulation.) Archive in Dentistry.

Posted by zita on August 25, 2003 at 18:02:01:

In Reply to: Re: Hal Huggins (The ADA & regulation.) Archive in Dentistry. posted by Walt Stoll on August 25, 2003 at 08:40:41:


Walt,

Huggins's office recommends only a few clinics - he claims he's been there personally to check everything... having treatment at those clinics cost AT LEAST $3000 (I mean only dental costs i.e doesn't include the whole nutritional program advocated by Huggins) which the insurance does not cover if it's done outside the US...

Now, I chose to ignore the dentists from ADA and wanted to choose the best for my health. That is why I went to the clinic recommended by Huggins's office and paid the amount of money I paid. The result now is that I spent a lot of money and did NOT get the best for my health... Sure, Huggins can't be blamed but does he have a right to recommend or vouch for something that he doesn't know much about???? He's only been to that particular clinic once and his office has published brochures about it and it was his office that sent me info. about that clinic.

All I get from this is that sure the ADA are not the best people out there but neither is the Huggins clan!!! And, did you see the kind of prices the Huggins clan charges??? Seems to me like it's some kind of mafia going on out there... all in the name of doing what is best for your health... and then again, it's not a perfect world out there, I was told...



Re: Hal Huggins (The ADA & regulation.) Archive in Dentistry.

Posted by Walt Stoll on August 26, 2003 at 08:49:23:

In Reply to: Re: Hal Huggins (The ADA & regulation.) Archive in Dentistry. posted by zita on August 25, 2003 at 18:02:01:

Thanks, Zita.

I know Hal personally.

About half of what he charges goes to legal costs to maintain his rights to do what he does. I personally know that he could make a lot more money doing conventional dentistry than he ever made helping people with mercury.

I said that his only fault might be that he trusts those he teaches to have as much commitment to the health of their patients as he does.

Walt

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