WELCOME TO NIOM

Nordic Institute of Dental Materials (NIOM) works to ensure that dental biomaterials are safe and effective. We undertake research, participate in standardization and provide clinical 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 independent test laboratory delivers accurate and independent data accepted for third-party evaluations of dental materials and instruments.

NEWS

NORCE takes majority ownership of NIOM

NORCE takes majority ownership of NIOM

NORCE takes majority ownership of NIOM We would like to inform you that majority owner UniRand AS has sold their shares in NIOM AS to NORCE AS. NORCE is a newly established, forward-looking research institute, with expertise in a wide range of...

Frode Staxrud, DDS, is defending his thesis

Frode Staxrud, DDS, is defending his thesis

Frode Staxrud defends his thesis “Attitudes towards and strategies for repair of dental direct restorations: Minimally Invasive Treatment approach” on Friday January 11, 2019.

NEWSLETTERS

Digital dentistry

Digital manufacturing using intraoral scanners appears to provide equivalent fit compared to conventional technique for smaller prosthetic constructions. Milled composites have a less toxic potential compared to traditional light cured directly placed composite restorations.

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Dementia. Are dentists protected?

Dementia is a common term for diseases of the brain expressed as the loss of cognitive abilities and activities of daily living. The number of persons with dementia is increasing due to the aging population in the developed countries, and the risk of dementia is higher in the very old age groups.

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New BPA-free monomer for dental materials

NIOM guest-researcher Jingwei He has successfully synthesized a BPA-free monomer, which has been evaluated for experimental materials. The conclusion is that the new monomer has potential to be used in commercial dental composites.

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NEWSLETTERS

Digital dentistry

Digital dentistry

Digital manufacturing using intraoral scanners appears to provide equivalent fit compared to conventional technique for smaller prosthetic constructions. Milled composites have a less toxic potential compared to traditional light cured directly placed composite restorations.

read more
Dementia. Are dentists protected?

Dementia. Are dentists protected?

Dementia is a common term for diseases of the brain expressed as the loss of cognitive abilities and activities of daily living. The number of persons with dementia is increasing due to the aging population in the developed countries, and the risk of dementia is higher in the very old age groups.

read more
New BPA-free monomer for dental materials

New BPA-free monomer for dental materials

NIOM guest-researcher Jingwei He has successfully synthesized a BPA-free monomer, which has been evaluated for experimental materials. The conclusion is that the new monomer has potential to be used in commercial dental composites.

read more

RESEARCH

Read about our research activities.

PUBLICATIONS

The dental monomer HEMA causes proteome changes in human THP‐1 monocytes

Resin-based biomaterials are widely used in medical and dental treatment, and both clinicians and patients are exposed to the materials.
The present approach to analyzing the toxic potential of HEMA yielded information on interactions with living cells is not previously reported. This detailed information is of great value to make better predictions of possible side effects in the clinic.

Peroxide-free tooth whitening products

The purpose of this study was to compare the bleaching effects of peroxide-free and peroxide-containing tooth whitening products.
After 8 months, no perceivable lightening was noted for the peroxide-free products whereas the teeth treated with peroxide containing bleaching remained lightened.

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.