Welcome to NIOM

NIOM works to ensure that dental biomaterials are safe and effective. We undertake research, participate in standardisation and provide clinically relevant advice to the dental health services and health authorities in the Nordic countries.

NIOM offers research-based consultancy and accredited testing according to international standards. Our independant test laboratory delivers accurate and independant data accepted for third-party evaluations of dental materials and instruments.

NIOM follow the governments guidelines and rules during the COVID-19 pandemi. NIOMs staff take all neccessary precautions, and the institute remain fully operational.

NEWS

New webinar out now

New webinar out now

Professor dr. odont., Per Vult von Steyern talks about which zirconia materials work best in different clinical situations. How to prepare and get the best, most long lasting result? Listen and watch as professor von Steyern give a few clinical examples on methods, and use, for translucent monolithic zirconium dioxide.”

PhD defence by Mina Aker Sagen

PhD defence by Mina Aker Sagen

On November 26th, Mina Aker Sagen will defend her thesis entitled “Resin-based cements and substrate surfaces – an evaluation of critical factors for bond strength”

Ledig stilling som selger

Ledig stilling som selger

Det er ledig en fast nyopprettet stilling som salgskonsulent ved NIOM. Stillingens hovedoppgave er kundekontakt og salg av NIOMs kommersielle aktiviteter til produsenter av biomaterialer. I tillegg vil den aktuelle kandidaten kunne delta i materialprøving på...

NEWSLETTERS

Lack of training hinders best practice

While stainless-steel crowns (SSCs) are recommended for restorative treatment of teeth severely affected by caries, fractures or dental developmental disorders, they are not widely used. A new NIOM study among Norwegian and Finnish dentists explores why.

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When to intervene in the caries process?

NIOMs Frode Staxrud, DDS, Ph.D., has a new article out, in which he makes recommendations on when to intervene in the caries process for both new and existing caries lesions. He classifies treatments into three intervention levels: non-invasive, micro-invasive , and invasive or restorative strategies.

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Is blue light damaging to our skin?

Blue light beams at us during procedures at the clinic, from the screens we watch between patients, and from our ever present mobile phones. Recently we have seen cosmetic companies selling creams marketed towards blue-light damage. But can blue light really damage the skin, and if so- how?

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NEWSLETTERS

Lack of training hinders best practice

Lack of training hinders best practice

While stainless-steel crowns (SSCs) are recommended for restorative treatment of teeth severely affected by caries, fractures or dental developmental disorders, they are not widely used. A new NIOM study among Norwegian and Finnish dentists explores why.

read more
When to intervene in the caries process?

When to intervene in the caries process?

NIOMs Frode Staxrud, DDS, Ph.D., has a new article out, in which he makes recommendations on when to intervene in the caries process for both new and existing caries lesions. He classifies treatments into three intervention levels: non-invasive, micro-invasive , and invasive or restorative strategies.

read more
Is blue light damaging to our skin?

Is blue light damaging to our skin?

Blue light beams at us during procedures at the clinic, from the screens we watch between patients, and from our ever present mobile phones. Recently we have seen cosmetic companies selling creams marketed towards blue-light damage. But can blue light really damage the skin, and if so- how?

read more

RESEARCH

Read about our research activities.

PUBLICATIONS

Áhrif sílans og ljósherðingar á viðgerðarstyrk plastblendis

Tilgangur:Að mæla μ-togþols viðgerðarstyrk milli gamlaðs og nýs plastblendis með því að nota sílan og mismunandi bindiefni sem voru hert eða óhert þegar nýju plastblendi var bætt við.Efni og aðferðir: Áttatíu Filtek Supreme XLT plastblendi kubbar og fjórir...

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.