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

New Swedish guest researcher

New Swedish guest researcher

Julia Olander is currently a guest researcher at NIOM. Read about her experience, and why she chose to bring her family with her to Oslo.

NIOM at NSFT winter meeting

NIOM at NSFT winter meeting

The Norwegian Society of Pharmacology and Toxicology (NSFT) will hold its annual winter meeting at Beitostølen, Norway, 23-26 January 2020. Among NIOMs representatives you can find this trio: Bergitte Olderbø, Solveig Uvsløkk, og Mathias Fon. Bergitte, Solveig, and...

Webinar: Fluor and fluorider

Webinar: Fluor and fluorider

Join our webinar on the 12th of February. We’ll talk about fluor and fluorider, and how to meet fluor sceptics

NEWSLETTERS

How to talk to fluoride sceptics

As recent news articles highlight the dangers of ski wax containing fluorinated compounds, more patients are becoming skeptical towards fluoride in toothpaste. It is vital to be clear that these are two completely different forms of fluorine element with respect to both toxicity and reactivity.

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Magic in the workshop

It’s not quite Gepetto’s workshop, but magic still happens at NIOM’s instrument workshop. The two toolmakers both have engineering backgrounds, as well as a combined 42 years of experience at NIOM.

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New scanning electron microscope

NIOM have 17 laboratories, and a vast, up- to date instrument park. Today we would like to highlight our new key instrument in materials research, nicknamed the SEM.

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NEWSLETTERS

How to talk to fluoride sceptics

How to talk to fluoride sceptics

As recent news articles highlight the dangers of ski wax containing fluorinated compounds, more patients are becoming skeptical towards fluoride in toothpaste. It is vital to be clear that these are two completely different forms of fluorine element with respect to both toxicity and reactivity.

read more
Magic in the workshop

Magic in the workshop

It’s not quite Gepetto’s workshop, but magic still happens at NIOM’s instrument workshop. The two toolmakers both have engineering backgrounds, as well as a combined 42 years of experience at NIOM.

read more
New scanning electron microscope

New scanning electron microscope

NIOM have 17 laboratories, and a vast, up- to date instrument park. Today we would like to highlight our new key instrument in materials research, nicknamed the SEM.

read more

RESEARCH

Read about our research activities.

PUBLICATIONS

Aquaporins’ Influence on Different Dental Erosive Wear Phenotypes in Humans.

Dental erosive wear is a multifactorial condition of high prevalence. Nowadays, there is an emphasis on discovering individual genetic predisposition for the development of this condition. Aquaporins (AQPs) are water channel proteins expressed in salivary glands, as well as during tooth development. They are involved in salivary secretion and composition and linked to physiological protection of the oral cavity.
The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between different dental erosive wear phenotypes, AQP genes, and selected environmental factors.

Commentary Guidelines on the benefit-risk assessment of the presence of phthalates in certain medical devices covering phthalates which are carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic to reproduction (CMR) or have endocrine-disrupting (ED) properties

The guidelines provide a framework to perform a BRA to justify the presence of CMR or ED phthalates in medical devices.
They also describe the evaluation of possible alternatives for these phthalates used in medical devices.
Manufacturers are encouraged to generate data that are needed for the BRA on potential alternatives to be used in medical devices.

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.