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.

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In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Jostein Pettersen who passed away on 1 June, was the very first employee of the Scandinavian Institute of Dental Materials as NIOM was named from its inception. He was office manager from 15 April 1972 until his retirement in 2002. Until Professor Ivar A. Mjör was appointed Institute Director on 1 January the following year, he was the only employee.

New collaborative article in Iceland’s Tannlæknablaðið

New collaborative article in Iceland’s Tannlæknablaðið

Reykjavik's University's Sigfus Thor Eliasson and NIOM's John Tibballs and Jon Dahl, have just published a new article in the Icelandic dental journal Tannlæknablaðið. The topic is bonding, and the article is named "Effect of Adhesive Layer Thickness and Surface...

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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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New teeth- straight from the lab?

The dental community has long been fascinated by the thought of growing a third set of teeth. According to Nils Jacobsen and colleagues’ recent overview article on the subject, the past 40 years of research has seen great strides towards this goal. There have been several key breakthroughs, based heavily on knowledge acquired in stem cell research.

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Erosive tooth wear: Young men at risk

Young men are most at risk as carbonated soft drinks wear down young adult’s teeth. In a new questionnaire-based study performed in Denmark, almost all the respondents blamed erosive tooth wear in young adults on carbonated soft drinks.

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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
New teeth- straight from the lab?

New teeth- straight from the lab?

The dental community has long been fascinated by the thought of growing a third set of teeth. According to Nils Jacobsen and colleagues’ recent overview article on the subject, the past 40 years of research has seen great strides towards this goal. There have been several key breakthroughs, based heavily on knowledge acquired in stem cell research.

read more
Erosive tooth wear: Young men at risk

Erosive tooth wear: Young men at risk

Young men are most at risk as carbonated soft drinks wear down young adult’s teeth. In a new questionnaire-based study performed in Denmark, almost all the respondents blamed erosive tooth wear in young adults on carbonated soft drinks.

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

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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.