Our Services

Challenging the Paradigms

Challenging the paradigms of traditional dental practices, the Huggins-Grube Dental Center takes a biological and holistic approach while providing you with the best care for your overall health and well-being.

The Huggins-Grube Protocol

An integrated system that incorporates multiple safety factors to enhance immune recovery.

Biocompatibility
Testing

Biocompatibility Testing determines what dental replacement materials will be
the least reactive to the patient.

Dental Toxicity
Education

Materials and resources about the importance of the mouth and its relationship to whole body health.

Mercury & Sequential Removal

An integrated system that incorporates multiple safety factors to enhance immune recovery.

Trace Minerals
Hair Analysis

Hair analysis is a non-invasive way to measure
a large number of toxic and biologically essential elements.

Nutrition & Supplements

Nutrition and supplementation will rebuild organ systems and help to revitalize the whole body.

Blood
Chemistry

Basic blood tests establish important guidelines for balancing the body chemistry in
your body.

Intravenous Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an important component when assisting the immune system’s ability to detoxify the body of toxins.

Rubber
Dams

The rubber dam is used to protect the patient when the removal of these metals are being performed.

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Dr. Blanche Grube first met Dr. Hal Huggins in the early 90’s when he began to mentor her on biological dentistry and the many facets of integrative medicine (e.g., blood chemistry, nutrition, and the importance of supplements). In 2013, Dr. Grube began collaborating with Dr. Huggins in an effort to expand upon and carry on his work.
Like her mentor, Dr. Blanche is dedicated to teaching dentists how to accomplish the Full Dental Revision following the Huggins-Grube Protocol all over the world. Patients wanting to improve the status of their health, get one and only one chance to remove toxic materials from their mouth properly, which is why the Huggins-Grube Protocol is constantly evolving.

The Huggins-Grube Protocol

The Huggins-Grube Protocol is an integrated system that incorporates multiple safety factors to enhance immune recovery. The Huggins-Grube Protocol is devoted to providing not only education, but also alternatives to dental materials and procedures that may be connected to a variety of health issues.

It has indeed been proven that many of our chronic health problems have been caused by damage from dental fillings (mercury-based fillings), root canals, and many common dental procedures, but also diet and environmental toxins play a part in overall health. The damage from these toxins may accumulate in our body and cause a negative impact on our health and well-being. Dr. Blanche believes that all health care professionals must remember to - “First do no harm.”

Mercury & Sequential Removal

The Huggins-Grube Protocol includes “safe mercury removal” utilizing the latest in technology to protect not only the patient, but also the dentist and the dental staff. We remove mercury dental fillings in a sequential order. Because many metals are released directly into the mouth from the fillings and are immediately absorbed into the cheeks, under the tongue and into your blood stream, we also recommend the removal of these metals.

Other metals include, nickel, aluminum, zinc, beryllium, etc., the higher the electrical currents on the filling or appliance, the faster the metals are being released into the body. Tests have proven that when these highly negative charged fillings are removed, it shows improvements in symptoms and blood chemistry. Usually, the removal of all fillings, crowns, root canals and cavitations can be done in one sitting.

While several European countries have banned the use of mercury fillings (e.g., Sweden, Denmark, and Norway), the European Union (EU) has now placed limitations on the use of mercury fillings for women and children. This is the result of the Minamata Convention on Mercury Treaty.

The United States, as well as other developed countries, continue to allow mercury fillings to be implanted in the mouths of not only adults, but also children, even though the United States has ratified the Minamata Convention on Mercury Treaty.

Because many metals are released directly into the mouth from the fillings and are immediately absorbed into the cheeks, under the tongue and into your blood stream, we recommend the removal of these metals. These metals include mercury, nickel, aluminum, zinc, beryllium, etc. The higher the electrical currents on the filling or appliance, the faster the metals are being released into the body.

Tests have proven that when these highly negative charged fillings are removed, it shows improvements in symptoms and blood chemistry. Usually, the removal of all fillings, crowns, root canals and cavitations can be done in one sitting.

Dental Toxicity Education

Educating yourself about toxicity of materials and related dental procedures will inform the consumer of the importance of the mouth and its relationship to whole body health. We recommend the following books, please keep in mind that these books were written many years ago and do not include the recent changes to The Huggins-Grube Protocol:

It’s All in Your Head, by Hal Huggins DDS, MS

Solving the Mystery, by Hal Huggins DDS, MA

Uninformed Consent, by Hal Huggins DDS, MA and Thomas Levy MD, JD

Root Canals: Savior or Suicide? By Hal Huggins, DDS MS

Root Canal Cover-up, by George E. Meining DDS, FACD, FICD.

Once you have gained a better understanding of harmful potentials of dental materials, you can make educated decisions about your health and your choice of dentistry.

Biocompatibility Testing

Biocompatibility Testing done by BioComp Laboratories, Inc. in Colorado, determines what dental replacement materials will be the least reactive to the patient. BioComp’s objective is to measure immune system response on an individual basis using our sophisticated blood serum procedure. The end result is the Biocompatibility test – a comprehensive report which simply states whether the dental materials are highly reactive, moderately reactive, or least reactive. This information allows the individual to learn about and avoid dental toxicity by using the least amount of reactive materials possible.

Reactivity is the amount of change occurring within the immune system when it is subjected to a foreign substance. All foreign substances introduced to the body will elicit a response from the immune system, including dental materials.

The only material that is perfectly compatible with your immune system is your own tooth. However, there are other materials that we use that are appropriate for the individual patient. We can determine what materials would be best for you by a blood sample that you provide.

Nutrition & Supplements

It’s only after completion of the “Full Dental Revision,” can the patient’s body respond to the physicians advise pertaining to detoxification. The physician’s expertise in nutrition and supplementation will rebuild organ systems and help to revitalize the whole body.

The importance of healthy choices and eating as much organic food as possible, along with how supplements can assist in restoring vitamins and minerals that are lacking in our diets will be discussed.

Intravenous Vitamin C

Vitamin C IV use is becoming an acceptable practice in the health care industry. What was once criticized – now shows that Linus Pauling was right – Vitamin C does help immune compromised patients and does in fact have significant benefits to the patient.

Vitamin C may be given by IV infusion or taken by mouth. Much higher blood levels are reached when vitamin C is given intravenously. When given by IV infusion, vitamin C can reach higher levels in the blood than when it is taken by mouth. Vitamin C is a very important component when assisting the immune system’s ability to detoxify the body as it is being exposed to potential toxins. Those potential toxins can be heavy metals, bacteria, viruses, or fungi. Vitamin C maintains the bodies level of glutathione, the major detoxifier of the body. Dr. Grube will detail the importance of its use in The Huggins-Grube Protocol.

Trace Minerals Hair Analysis

Hair analysis is another tool to evaluate the patient’s body chemistry and toxic exposure. Although we don’t feel any pain when we get our hair cut, hair is a living tissue. A hair analysis is a preliminary screening method for the presence of toxic substances deleterious to health after exposures in air, dust, sediment, soil and water, food and toxins in the environment.

The advantages of hair analysis include the non-invasiveness, low cost and the ability to measure a large number of, potentially interacting, toxic and biologically essential elements.

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