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.

NEWS

New webinar on toxicity out now

New webinar on toxicity out now

In NIOM’s newset webinar you learn about toxicity in resin-based dental biomaterials from senior scientist Jan Tore Samuelsen.

New dental technician at NIOM

New dental technician at NIOM

NIOM is proud to announce that Heidi Vanessa Holm has joined our staff. She is a graduate of Oslo Metropolitan University, where she specialized in fixed prosthetics. Holm with guest researcher Qalbi Khan at NIOM, in Oslo. - I am grateful, and happy to be joining...

NEWSLETTERS

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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End of year greeting

The truly unusual year 2020 is drawing to a close. NIOM’s services have been operational throughout the year thanks to our dedicated staff.

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NEWSLETTERS

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
End of year greeting

End of year greeting

The truly unusual year 2020 is drawing to a close. NIOM’s services have been operational throughout the year thanks to our dedicated staff.

read more

RESEARCH

Read about our research activities.

PUBLICATIONS

Stainless-steel crowns in children: Norwegian and Finnish dentists’ knowledge, practice and challenges

Stainless-steel crowns (SSCs) are recommended for restorative treatment of young teeth severely affected by caries, fractures or dental developmental disorders (DDDs). However, despite recommendations and clinical evidence, SSCs are not widely used by general dentists, who favour extraction and more conventional restorations. The present study aimed to investigate the views of and use of SSCs among Norwegian and Finnish dentists.

Allergic reaction after treatment with a mandibular advancement device

Mandibular advancement devices (MADs) are used in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. A patient (woman in the 60-ies) was treated with a MAD (SomnoDent Fusion Flex; SomnoMed AG). She experienced reactions in form a burning sensation in the mouth, ulcers on the tongue and gingiva, and swelling of the tongue. Allergy test (patch test) with Dental Screening Series showed a strong positive reaction to methyl methacrylate, and clear reactions to ethylene glycol dimethacrylate (EGDMA) and 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA).

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.