WELCOME TO NORDIC INSTITUTE OF DENTAL MATERIALS

NIOM works to ensure that dental biomaterials are safe and effective. We undertake research, participate in standardization and provide clinical relevant advice to the dental health services and health authorities in the Nordic countries. NIOM offers research-based consultancy and accredited testing according to international standards. Our independent test laboratory delivers accurate and independent data accepted for third-party evaluations of dental materials and instruments.

NEWS

Ledig 60 % FORSKERSTILLING

Ledig 60 % FORSKERSTILLING

Det er ledig fast 60 % stilling som forsker ved Nordisk Institutt for Odontologiske Materialer (NIOM). Helse- og omsorgsdepartementet har styrket NIOMs budsjett for videreutvikling av kompetansen innen klinisk materialforskning i samarbeid med de regionale odontologiske kompetansesentrene i Norge og med kliniske fagmiljøer i Norden. Stillingen er et ledd i å styrke denne kompetansen, og forskeren vil inngå i det samlede forskermiljøet ved NIOM.

Come say hello to NIOM at Riksstämman 2017 / Swedental!

Come say hello to NIOM at Riksstämman 2017 / Swedental!

From15th to the 17th of November, it is time for the annual meeting and Nordic trade fair for the dental industry, Riksstämman 2017 / Swedental. Dentists, dental technicians, researchers, dental hygienists and students gather at the Stockholm event to get acquainted...

NEWSLETTERS

Nylon dentures may be a good alternative

Polyamide, or nylon, is an alternative material for removable dentures. They do not release allergens and have acceptable water sorption. Nylon dentures are thus promising, although they still lack clinical documentation.

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Occupational hazards in dental clinics

Dental personnel have the potential of being exposed to a variety of chemicals during the working day, many of which may cause temporary or permanent injury. A recent article co-authored by NIOM scientist Jan Tore Samuelsen in “Tandlægebladet” breaks down the risks dental personnel face during their working day in terms of exposure to a variety of chemicals.

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Essentials of dental bonding

Learn the latest within dental adhesive techinques in a webinar we hope you will find both inspirational and useful. NIOM scientist Frode Staxrud, DDS shares with you his do’s and don’t’s of dental bonding procedures. As general practitioner working with patients on...

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NEWSLETTERS

Nylon dentures may be a good alternative

Nylon dentures may be a good alternative

Polyamide, or nylon, is an alternative material for removable dentures. They do not release allergens and have acceptable water sorption. Nylon dentures are thus promising, although they still lack clinical documentation.

read more
Occupational hazards in dental clinics

Occupational hazards in dental clinics

Dental personnel have the potential of being exposed to a variety of chemicals during the working day, many of which may cause temporary or permanent injury. A recent article co-authored by NIOM scientist Jan Tore Samuelsen in “Tandlægebladet” breaks down the risks dental personnel face during their working day in terms of exposure to a variety of chemicals.

read more
Essentials of dental bonding

Essentials of dental bonding

Learn the latest within dental adhesive techinques in a webinar we hope you will find both inspirational and useful. NIOM scientist Frode Staxrud, DDS shares with you his do’s and don’t’s of dental bonding procedures. As general practitioner working with patients on...

read more

RESEARCH

Read about our research activities.

PUBLICATIONS

Kontrol og bekæmpelse af dental biofilm

Control and eradication of dental biofilm. This article gives a brief overview of antimicrobial compounds used for biofilm control and new technologies and strategies to combat dental biofilms.

Is dental erosive wear a common condition among 16-year-olds in Troms, Norway?

The aim of the present study was to investigate the prevalence, distribution and severity of dental erosive wear among 16-year old adolescents living in Troms. Clinical, intra-oral pictures of 392 individuals involved in the «Tromsø undersøkelsen, Fit Futures» were evaluated for dental erosive wear by three previously calibrated examiners.

LABORATORIES

NIOM TESTED

NIOM has established a programme for the quality evaluation of a number of dental products. The evaluation is based on testing of the products according to methods in relevant ISO and other standards, or according to other well-established and documented test methods. Products fulfilling the set requirements are granted permission to use the NIOM TESTED quality seal. The NIOM TESTED quality seal confirms that the product meets the requirements specified by NIOM.

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