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.

Hardness testing of dental materials and tooth substance -

Hardness is an important mechanical property of dental materials and is defined as the resistance to permanent surface indentation. NIOM has recently acquired a new hardness tester, and the instrument is used in a range of different research projects.

Forty-five anniversary – and many more to come! -

Lisbeth Normann, Secretary to the minister of Health and Care Services, officially opened NIOM’s 45th anniversary seminar. Her speech centred on the establishment of NIOM in 1972, the changing dental health situation since then and the role of dental health in Nordic and European perspective in the time to come.

Research for patient safety -

The Nordic seminar entitled “45 Years of Research for Patient Safety” (Forskning og pasientsikkerhet i 45 år) was organized by NIOM on behalf of the Ministry of Health and Care Services. The seminar on May 8th and 9th marked the Norwegian presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers
in 2017 and the 45th anniversary of NIOM.

Substantial variations in light curing procedures -

Reported data is scarce on light curing times of restorations and irradiance of the curing devices used. In this study we sought to improve the knowledge of such parameters as total light dose applied to a restoration layer and the total potential exposure to reflected light to the dentist’s eyes during a workday.

Vacant position as visiting scientist at NIOM during 2018 -

Positions as visiting scientist in the field of biomaterials research are offered at the Nordic Institute of Dental Materials, NIOM, in Oslo, Norway.

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