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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.

NEWS

NIOM webinar: Recommended use of fluoride

NIOM webinar: Recommended use of fluoride

In this 20 min webinar NIOM Senior Scientist Aida Mulic will present the recommendations for use of fluoride to combat the most common oral diseases, dental caries and dental erosions.

New PhD candidates to NIOM

New PhD candidates to NIOM

Pawel Kallas and Krister Gjestvang Grønlien are PhD candidates from the University of Oslo who have recently come to NIOM to work on collaborative projects. Kallas is a PhD candidate in the Department of Biomaterials, Faculty of Dentistry and Grønlien is a PhD...

NIOM and guest scientists celebrate Finland’s centenary

NIOM and guest scientists celebrate Finland’s centenary

The 6th of December marks 100 years of independence for Finland. The theme for the celebratory year is “Together,” showing that everyone – Finns and friends of Finns – is welcome to take part, just as creating and building the nation were joint efforts.

NEWSLETTERS

Daily use of antimicrobials?

Scientist at NIOM in collaboration with scientists from the University of Oslo, contributed with lectures at the annual Norwegian Dental Association Convention.

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Gap settings matters

n a recent investigation from University of Oslo and NIOM, none of the three-unit bridges produced with different CAD/CAM systems attained the nominal settings for the cementation gap. The measured gaps were up to twice the sizes set in the CAD-software.

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NEWSLETTERS

Daily use of antimicrobials?

Scientist at NIOM in collaboration with scientists from the University of Oslo, contributed with lectures at the annual Norwegian Dental Association Convention.

read more
Gap settings matters

Gap settings matters

n a recent investigation from University of Oslo and NIOM, none of the three-unit bridges produced with different CAD/CAM systems attained the nominal settings for the cementation gap. The measured gaps were up to twice the sizes set in the CAD-software.

read more

RESEARCH

Read about our research activities.

PUBLICATIONS

Survival of extensive restorations in primary molars: 15-year practice-based study.

Caries decline in the western world is accompanied by strong polarization among children; 8% of Finnish 5-year-olds having 76% of untreated caries. This high caries risk group needs preventive and restorative strategies.
Severely affected primary molars of children at high caries risk are better managed, using PMCs to optimize the resources in public oral health services.

Taste and smell perception in aging (Aldring, smak og lukt)

Taste and smell are senses reacting upon solutes from food and breathing air conveyed by the cranial nerves. Normal aging includes cellulary and extracellulary biochemical mechanisms detrimental to neurons in the central nervous system, including those processing taste and smell signals. Aging also means reduction of the number of taste buds in the oral cavity and of the number of odor receptors in the nasal mucosa.

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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