NEWSLETTERS

Forty-five years 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.
NIOM’s light curing-webinar now available – including Q&A summary - On May 30th, Head of Laboratory Hilde M. Kopperud presented a webinar with insight from NIOM on light curing. See the webinar and read the summary from the QA here.
Disputation: Kristine Opsvik Wikene - MSc. Pharm Kristine Opsvik Wikene will be defending the thesis for the degree of Ph.D. on Monday 26 June, 2017 at the School of Pharmacy, University of Oslo.
The state ownership report 2016 - NIOM is a state-owned limited company where the Ministry of Health and Care Services holds 49 % of the shares. Each year, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries provides an overview and presentation of all the companies in which the state has an ownership interest, with emphasis on the companies’ development last year. It […]
NIOM congratulates students from HIOA - Bachelor students in bioengineering from Oslo and Akershus University of Applied Sciences (HIOA) have had a research stay in NIOM since Easter. Their efforts have resulted in two papers.
NIOM webinar May 30th: Tips For Success in Light Curing - Our first webinar had over 200 registered participants and attendees reviewed it with an average of 4.5 of 5 stars, so don’t miss out! In this 20 min webinar NIOM Head of Laboratory, Hilde M. Kopperud will present topics on light curing techniques and discuss how to avoid pitfalls when buying a new curing lamp. […]
NIOM celebrates research and patient safety for 45 years - It is with great pleasure we welcome our guests to two days of seminars and celebration. NIOM celebrates 45 years with a two-day seminar on NIOM's work for Nordic patient safety for at the UBC Ullevål Stadium.

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Effect of curing and silanizing on composite repair bond strength using an improved micro-tensile test method - To evaluate the micro-tensile repair bond strength between aged and new composite, using silane and adhesives that were cured or left uncured when new composite was placed.
Water sorption and solubility of polyamide denture base materials - Some patients experience adverse reactions to poly(methyl methacrylate)-based (PMMA) dentures. Polyamide (PA) as an alternative to PMMA has, however, not been well documented with regard to water sorption and water solubility. The aim of this in vitro study was to measure water sorption and water solubility of two PA materials compared with PMMA, and to evaluate the major components released from the PA materials and the effect on hardness of the materials.
Kemiske stoffers skadevirkninger på tandklinikker (Side effects of chemical compounds used in dental clinics) - The work at a dental clinic implies getting in contact with different chemical substances, which may cause temporary or permanent injury to the staff, primarily allergic reactions, but also local irritation, carcinogenic or toxic effects. Dentists and dental assistants belong to the professional groups most frequently experiencing work-related eczema. The chemical substances may originate from dental materials, such as mercury from amalgam and monomers from resin based materials. The substances may be released during preparation, polishing and removal of restorations. In addition, different biocides/chemical disinfectants are used for both clinical an infection control purposes. Finally, medical gloves contain allergenic latex protein and rubber chemicals and may cause irritant eczema. Basically, damages can be prevented by substitution of hazardous substances, the choice of approved products, compliance with set threshold limits and thorough planning of the work considering health aspects including the preparation of local guidelines. As development of injury follows either direct contact or inhalation of chemical substances, the damage can be prevented by measures such as the use of “no touch technique”, high-volume evacuation reducing spatter and aerosol formation and proper use of personal protective equipment in the form of protective gloves and eyewear and surgical masks. (Article in Danish)

NEWSLETTERS

Forty-five years 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.