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

Statens eierberetning 2018

Statens eierberetning 2018

NIOM is a state-owned limited company where the Ministry of Health and Care Services holds 49 % of the shares. The ownership report is published by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheriesh Each year the state issues an ownership report that provides an overview...

Doctoral dissertation in Aarhus

Doctoral dissertation in Aarhus

A happy PhD candidate Yasser Haddadi, with his primary supervisor, and the committee after the examination.  From the left; NIOM CEO professor Jon E. Dahl, the candidate, professor Ann Wennerberg, Gothenburg, professor Flemming Isidor (primary supervisor),...

NIOM wish you all a great summer

NIOM wish you all a great summer

As the Scandinavian summer month July approaches, we would like to take this opportunity to wish all our research collages, customers and business relations a great summer.

NEWSLETTERS

NIOM aquires open material 3D-printer

3D-printers open up exciting new fields of research, treatment and testing. This makes one a natural acquisition for NIOM’s instrument park. Read more about which printer we chose, and why.

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NEWSLETTERS

NIOM aquires open material 3D-printer

NIOM aquires open material 3D-printer

3D-printers open up exciting new fields of research, treatment and testing. This makes one a natural acquisition for NIOM’s instrument park. Read more about which printer we chose, and why.

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RESEARCH

Read about our research activities.

PUBLICATIONS

Establishing a macrophage model with relevance for oral methacrylate monomer exposures: Attenuated Staphylococcus aureus-induced cytokine release from human macrophages

Leakage of unpolymerized methacrylate monomers after placement of methacrylate-containing polymeric dental materials leads to human exposure. Based on studies using murine macrophages and LPS from Escherichia coli (E. coli), dental monomers like 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA) are known to inhibit lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induced cytokine release.

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.