WELCOME TO NORDIC INSTITUTE OF DENTAL MATERIALS

NIOM is a joint Nordic biomaterial science institute and contract test laboratory. Research, materials evaluation and participation in international and European standardization support our vision: aiming at safe and well-functioning biomaterials in the Nordic countries. The accredited test laboratory delivers high-quality, accurate and independent results to the customer at R&D, pre-market and post-market phases of product development.

NEWS

New PhD candidates to NIOM

New PhD candidates to NIOM

Pawel Kallas and Krister Gjestvang Grønlien are PhD candidates from the University of Oslo who have recently come to NIOM to work on collaborative projects. Kallas is a PhD candidate in the Department of Biomaterials, Faculty of Dentistry and Grønlien is a PhD...

NIOM and guest scientists celebrate Finland’s centenary

NIOM and guest scientists celebrate Finland’s centenary

The 6th of December marks 100 years of independence for Finland. The theme for the celebratory year is “Together,” showing that everyone – Finns and friends of Finns – is welcome to take part, just as creating and building the nation were joint efforts.

NEWSLETTERS

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.

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Essentials of dental bonding

Learn the latest within dental adhesive techinques in a webinar we hope you will find both inspirational and useful. NIOM scientist Frode Staxrud, DDS shares with you his do’s and don’t’s of dental bonding procedures. As general practitioner working with patients on...

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RESEARCH

Read about our research activities.

PUBLICATIONS

Kontrol og bekæmpelse af dental biofilm

Control and eradication of dental biofilm. This article gives a brief overview of antimicrobial compounds used for biofilm control and new technologies and strategies to combat dental biofilms.

LABORATORIES

NIOM TESTED

NIOM has established a programme for the quality evaluation of a number of dental products. The evaluation is based on testing of the products according to methods in relevant ISO and other standards, or according to other well-established and documented test methods. Products fulfilling the set requirements are granted permission to use the NIOM TESTED quality seal. The NIOM TESTED quality seal confirms that the product meets the requirements specified by NIOM.