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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.

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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

Preliminary Opinion on the potential risks to human health of Light Emitting Diodes (LEDS)

There is no evidence of direct adverse health effects from LEDs emission in normal use (lamps and displays) by the general healthy population. There is a low level of evidence that exposure to light in the late evening, including that from LED lighting and/or screens may have an impact on the circadian rhythm. At the moment, it is not yet clear if this disturbance of the circadian system leads to adverse health effects.
Vulnerable and susceptible population (young children, adolescent and elderly people) have been considered separately. Children have a higher sensitivity to blue light and although emissions may not be harmful, blue LEDs (between 400 nm and 500 nm) may be very dazzling and may induce photochemical retinopathy, which is a concern especially for children below three years of age. Elderly population may experience discomfort with exposure to LED systems, including blue LED displays (for example destination displays on the front of buses will be blurred).

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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