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.

THIS IS OUR MISSION

NEWS

Introducing NIOM labs (video)

Introducing NIOM labs (video)

Takes a tour of NIOM’s modern lab-facilitie, and find out how our accredited laboratory, methods and staff are able to provide high quality results that bring our clients one step closer to product certification.

NEWSLETTERS

Toxicity of monomers

The term “resin-based dental materials” refers to dental materials containing polymers, like composites, adhesives, cements and denture base material. Usually, these polymers are formed by in situ polymerization of methacrylate monomers. read more

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

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

NEWSLETTERS

Toxicity of monomers

The term “resin-based dental materials” refers to dental materials containing polymers, like composites, adhesives, cements and denture base material. Usually, these polymers are formed by in situ polymerization of methacrylate monomers. read more
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
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

RESEARCH

Read about our research activities.

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PUBLICATIONS

Oral mikroflora – et reservoir av antibiotikaresistensgener?

One of the most significant medical achievements in human medicine during the 20th century was the discovery and introduction of antibiotics. However, a short time after the introduction of new antibiotic compounds, resistant bacteria were discovered.

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.