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.

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NIOM seminar at IDS 2017

NIOM seminar at IDS 2017

NIOM brings you one step closer to product certification. Closing the gap between product development and product certification is easy when you present an independent test report from NIOM. Welcome to our seminar on Tuesday March 21st at 18:00 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Cologne, Germany.

NEWSLETTERS

Are antibacterials necessary in caries prophylaxis?

Antibacterials should not be administered routinely for caries prophylaxis, but rather only when conventional plaque control is likely to be ineffective. There are many different antibacterial agents on the market, but there are few agents with an evidence-based long-term anticaries effect. read more

Magnification loupes and light curing

A recent evaluation has revealed that the use of magnification loupes does not increase the risk of eye damage associated with light exposure from curing lamps. However, light curing does require the use of eye protection. read more

The new real-time polymerase chain reaction detection system at NIOM

The real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) detection system opens up new possibilities for research at NIOM. The instrument has several applications including identification of single nucleotide polymorphism, identification and quantification of microorganisms from different samples and investigations of gene expression in mammalian cells and bacteria. read more

Metallic materials for fixed and removable restorations and appliances

The international standard ISO 22674 Dentistry - Metallic materials for fixed and removable restorations and appliances, has been revised and published in a second edition in 2016, after the first release in 2006. The standard classifies metallic materials suitable for the fabrication of dental restorations and appliances. read more

NEWSLETTERS

Are antibacterials necessary in caries prophylaxis?

Are antibacterials necessary in caries prophylaxis?

Antibacterials should not be administered routinely for caries prophylaxis, but rather only when conventional plaque control is likely to be ineffective. There are many different antibacterial agents on the market, but there are few agents with an evidence-based long-term anticaries effect. read more
Magnification loupes and light curing

Magnification loupes and light curing

A recent evaluation has revealed that the use of magnification loupes does not increase the risk of eye damage associated with light exposure from curing lamps. However, light curing does require the use of eye protection. read more
The new real-time polymerase chain reaction detection system at NIOM

The new real-time polymerase chain reaction detection system at NIOM

The real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) detection system opens up new possibilities for research at NIOM. The instrument has several applications including identification of single nucleotide polymorphism, identification and quantification of microorganisms from different samples and investigations of gene expression in mammalian cells and bacteria. read more
Metallic materials for fixed and removable restorations and appliances

Metallic materials for fixed and removable restorations and appliances

The international standard ISO 22674 Dentistry - Metallic materials for fixed and removable restorations and appliances, has been revised and published in a second edition in 2016, after the first release in 2006. The standard classifies metallic materials suitable for the fabrication of dental restorations and appliances. read more

RESEARCH

Read about our research activities.

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PUBLICATIONS

NIOM – Fortyfive years of Nordic dentistry

NIOM’s purpose is to ensure that the dental materials and products, used in dental care in the Nordic countries, meet the health and technical requirements which are in place regarding development in the area.

How do resin composites perform in the long run?

Restorative dental treatment still lays claim to a large proportion of dentists' working day. After the phase-out of amalgam as a restorative material, composite resin has become the dominating material of choice among dentists.

Composite restorative materials – basic properties

Abstract In this article we are looking at the development of composite restorative materials. We discuss the composition of the resin matrix, and describe the introduction of some new monomers. We also comment on the development of fillers. Some materials are...

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.