The Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) is a committee within the European Commission for Risk Assessment. SCENIHR has recently published an opinion on the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in medical devices. Contribution to the opinion was given by SCENIHR members and external experts including Prof. A Hensten, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, and Dr H. Molvig Kopperud from NIOM.
Mechanical properties describe a material’s response when exposed to various mechanical impacts such as tension, pressure or deflection or even temperature change. As such they are crucial in evaluating the quality of a dental material or indeed any material.