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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Pain new microbiologist at NIOM

Pain new microbiologist at NIOM

NIOM is happy to announce that Maria Pain from the University of Tromsø has become the institute’s leading microbiologist. Pain has a Ph.D. in microbiology, and a M.Sc. in medical biology. Her focus, through work and study, has been the interaction between bacteria and their host.

Forskerstilling – Kjemi

Forskerstilling – Kjemi

Det er ledig en fast stilling som forsker i kjemi ved Nordisk institutt for odontologiske materialer (NIOM). Vi søker etter en aktiv medarbeider med god kompetanse innen kjemi og interesse for biomaterialer. Biomaterialer for odontologiske og medisinske formål er i...

Forskerstilling – Tannlege

Forskerstilling – Tannlege

Det er ledig fast stilling som forsker ved Nordisk Institutt for Odontologiske Materialer AS (NIOM). Det er ønskelig å styrke NIOMs kompetanse innen protetiske problemstillinger, og stillingen er et ledd i dette. Vi søker en aktiv forsker med relevante publikasjoner...

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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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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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
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.