NIOM at Nordic annual dental meetings 2016 -

NIOM toured the Scandinavian annual dental meetings in 2016.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! -

Thank you for your collaboration in 2017. We look forward to a fantastic new year!

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.

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.

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.

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.