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

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

New doctorate at NIOM

New doctorate at NIOM

On December 5th, NIOM scientist Amund Ruud successfully defended his doctoral thesis at the University of Oslo. The thesis Novel Materials and Operando Studies for Lithium-Ion Batteries explores new materials for lithium-ion batteries.

NEWSLETTERS

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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Why do research at NIOM?

Every year NIOM welcome guest researchers, Ph.D candidates and Master students to our midst. Read about the experience of our current host of Master students.

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NEWSLETTERS

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
Why do research at NIOM?

Why do research at NIOM?

Every year NIOM welcome guest researchers, Ph.D candidates and Master students to our midst. Read about the experience of our current host of Master students.

read more

RESEARCH

Read about our research activities.

PUBLICATIONS

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.

Investigation on the antimicrobial activity of chitosan-modified zinc oxide-eugenol cement

The present study showed that a ZOE-based material has an antibacterial effect and that incorporating CH or COS may increase the antibacterial effect depending on the bacterial species. The total release of eugenol from the materials was stable for up to 18 weeks immersion in water. Eugenol therefore contributed to the antibacterial effect on all the material surfaces investigated. S. mutans exhibited the highest susceptibility to eugenol. The compressive strength of the modified materials was reduced but still met the requirements in ISO 3017.

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.