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Dr. Blanche D. Grube began practicing dentistry over 40 years ago. For the first ten years of her career, she was practicing conventional dentistry. A chance encounter with a patient of hers led to a meeting with Dr. Hal Huggins, who authored the ground-breaking book, It’s All in Your Head. Dr. Huggins became her mentor. Dr. Huggins not only mentored Dr. Blanche, but together they developed the Huggins-Grube Protocol whose foundation is based on “Full Dental Revisions”.
Dr. Blanche is not only a highly regarded biological dentist both in the US and abroad, but she is also the past President of the International Academy of Biological Dentistry & Medicine (IABDM). She holds a Mastership from the IABDM and a Fellowship from the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. Dr. Blanche holds a second doctorate in Integrative Medicine, from Capital University. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Natural Dentistry and a Fellow of the Dental Association of Conscious Sedation. Dr. Blanche holds licenses to practice general dentistry in Pennsylvania, California, Colorado, New York, South Carolina, and Georgia (Inactive in Virginia).
Dr. Blanche has published many articles. Her most recent paper Alarming Findings on Mercury Dental Amalgam is the first peer-review paper published on mercury dental amalgam’s latest research using the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data. Her book, Chew on This…but don’t swallow – (A must-read before your next dental visit!), is now available at www.chewbook.com.
Dr. Blanche is also a successful businesswoman with a dental practice in Scranton, PA. and businesses below.
For over two decades, Anita Vazquez-Tibau diligently continues her International Advocacy and Activism, which include her published works and speaking engagements dedicated to the “Global Ban on Toxic Mercury.” Of Puerto Rican heritage, Anita is deeply immersed in ensuring all Latin American countries are also included in her educational process. She has parlayed her passion for social justice into changing “toxic substance” laws. Ms. Vazquez-Tibau has dedicated her life as a writer, researcher, spokesperson, panelist, advisor, policy activist, grassroots organizer, and wellness conference coordinator.
In 2002, she went to the United Nations Global Mercury Assessment, which was the precursor to the Minamata Convention on Mercury Treaty. She wrote and delivered the closing remarks of the treaty (2013) on behalf of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wqs-ysNUB9I
Since joining forces with Dr. Blanche Grube, they had the opportunity to present their scientific posters at the International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP) in Rhode Island (2017) and Krakow, Poland (2019). One of her peer-reviewed published papers with co-author Dr. Blanche, Mercury Contamination from Dental Amalgam, was widely distributed at the last meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) 3, which is the continuation of the now-in-force Minamata Convention. Her most recent paper with co-author Dr. Blanche, Alarming Findings on Mercury Dental Amalgam is the first peer-review paper published on mercury dental amalgam’s latest research using the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data. Together, they are committed to educating and are continuing to work on a global ban on mercury in dental amalgam. They recently published their first book “Chew on this…But don’t swallow”.
Ms. Vazquez-Tibau is a Researcher at the Center for Environmental and Toxicological Research University of Puerto Rico.
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