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NIOM scientists develop new etching technique for zirconia ceramics – improves adhesion of resin cements - NIOM scientists have developed a surface etching technique that improves adhesion between resin cement and zirconia. This new method called Melt Etching is based on melting of fluoride compounds, and can be readily adapted by dental technicians.
Standardization and patient safety – ensuring that dental materials are safe and effective - When considering patient safety, the quality and adequate function of a material or device is given by its mechanical strength, chemical stability and biocompatibility. Standards allow for ease of trade, since the product or service is well described, so that the manufacturer and the consumer have a common understanding of its expected performance.
Nylon dentures may be a good alternative - Polyamide, or nylon, is an alternative material for removable dentures. They do not release allergens and have acceptable water sorption. Nylon dentures are thus promising, although they still lack clinical documentation.
NIOM Senior Engineer Ketil Kvam to Academy of Dental Materials - The annual meeting of The Academy of Dental Materials takes place in Nuremberg, Germany from October 5-7.
Webinar: Essentials of dental bonding - Welcome to a free webinar on October 24th 2017.
Research networking with NIOM! - Collaborate with our experienced scientists and enjoy our great lab facilities.
NIOM with strong representation at CED-IADR/NOF 2017 - NIOM will represent strongly this year at the 2017 CED-IADR/NOF Oral Health Research Congress, which takes place in Vienna September 21-23.
Norwegian broadcaster stops testing of home tooth bleaching kits - Norwegian broadcaster stops testing of home tooth bleaching kits after NIOM safety tests reveal illegally high amounts of hydrogen peroxide.
NIOM welcomes Finnish guest researcher Taria Tanner - Tarja Tanner will stay as a guest researcher at NIOM for six months.

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Preliminary Opinion on the potential risks to human health of Light Emitting Diodes (LEDS) - There is no evidence of direct adverse health effects from LEDs emission in normal use (lamps and displays) by the general healthy population. There is a low level of evidence that exposure to light in the late evening, including that from LED lighting and/or screens may have an impact on the circadian rhythm. At the moment, it is not yet clear if this disturbance of the circadian system leads to adverse health effects. Vulnerable and susceptible population (young children, adolescent and elderly people) have been considered separately. Children have a higher sensitivity to blue light and although emissions may not be harmful, blue LEDs (between 400 nm and 500 nm) may be very dazzling and may induce photochemical retinopathy, which is a concern especially for children below three years of age. Elderly population may experience discomfort with exposure to LED systems, including blue LED displays (for example destination displays on the front of buses will be blurred).
Is dental erosive wear a common condition among 16-year-olds in Troms, Norway? - The aim of the present study was to investigate the prevalence, distribution and severity of dental erosive wear among 16-year old adolescents living in Troms. Clinical, intra-oral pictures of 392 individuals involved in the «Tromsø undersøkelsen, Fit Futures» were evaluated for dental erosive wear by three previously calibrated examiners.
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.

NEWSLETTERS

NIOM scientists develop new etching technique for zirconia ceramics – improves adhesion of resin cements - NIOM scientists have developed a surface etching technique that improves adhesion between resin cement and zirconia. This new method called Melt Etching is based on melting of fluoride compounds, and can be readily adapted by dental technicians.
Standardization and patient safety – ensuring that dental materials are safe and effective - When considering patient safety, the quality and adequate function of a material or device is given by its mechanical strength, chemical stability and biocompatibility. Standards allow for ease of trade, since the product or service is well described, so that the manufacturer and the consumer have a common understanding of its expected performance.
Nylon dentures may be a good alternative - Polyamide, or nylon, is an alternative material for removable dentures. They do not release allergens and have acceptable water sorption. Nylon dentures are thus promising, although they still lack clinical documentation.