Dental toxicity can occur when materials placed in a patient’s mouth cause that person’s immune system to react.LEARN MORE
Metallic components include both amalgam materials and casting alloys. Amalgams are used as filling materials.LEARN MORE
Composite materials, commonly known as “white fillings,” are one type of dental material that is quickly gaining popularity.LEARN MORE
Porcelain and ceramic materials are popular as dental restoratives because they look and feel very much like real teeth.LEARN MORE
BioComp Laboratories was created by
Dr. Hal Huggins because he understood the importance of biocompatibility testing decades ago.
He knew that after removing toxic dental materials such as mercury dental fillings, the replacement would need to be the least reactive to the patient. As a researcher and toxicologist, he knew that it was imperative to only list materials given by dental manufactures that provided the maximum composition of their products, which may include aluminum. This was critical in analyzing biocompatibility for the individual patient.
Dr. Huggins noted that many dental materials had aluminum and that it is toxic to humans. It is only now, that some dental professionals are investigating this very important aspect of dentistry to protect not only their patients, but also their staff and themselves. Unfortunately, the research on dental materials and the negative impact on human health, continues to be lacking. 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.
Biocomp Lab’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.
LOCATE YOUR BLOOD DRAW LOCATION
Please see our Links & Information page for blood draw location options.Blood Draw Location Options
ORDER YOUR TEST KIT
Order your Test Kit and the accompanying Report which we will send directly to your provider.Order Test
RECEIVE YOUR TEST KIT
Receive your Biocompatibility Testing Kit from BioComp Laboratories directly or from your treating dentist or physician.
TAKE YOUR KIT TO THE LAB
Take your test kit to your local clinical laboratory/blood draw location for collection of a blood serum specimen.Blood Draw Location Options
YOUR SPECIMEN IS RETURNED TO US
Your specimen is prepared by that local laboratory and then sent to BioComp Laboratories for laboratory testing.
WE SEND THE RESULTS TO YOUR PROVIDER
Once the testing has been completed a report is printed and sent to the treating dentist or physician.