NIOM promotes patient safety in the Nordic countries -

NIOM is a unique independent institution for dental materials testing and research which promotes patient safety through its work, the Control Committee of the Nordic Council concluded after having inspected NIOM in 2013. The Control Committee’s main task is to exercise control over activities financed by joint Nordic funds as well as to ensure that resolutions are implemented.

NIOM at NTF Landsmøte and Rikstämman, 2013 -

NIOM scientists were invited to the national dental conventions in Sweden and Norway this autumn. You can here read the conclusions of the lectures given on bulk-fill materials, nano-materials, safety of tooth bleaching, and quality of custom-made dental restorations imported from overseas and made at national laboratories.

NIOM TESTED -

NIOM’s test programme for quality evaluation of dental products allowing for the use of the NIOM TESTED quality seal.

Cell toxicity of methacrylate monomers-the role of glutathione adduct formation. -

Polymer-based dental restorative materials are designed to polymerize in situ. However, the conversion of methacrylate monomer to polymer is never complete, and leakage of the monomer occurs. It has been shown that these monomers are toxic in vitro; hence concerns regarding exposure of patients and dental personnel have been raised.

Experimental investigation of the effect of surface roughness on bone-cement-implant shear bond strength. -

Debonding of cemented bone implants is regarded as a major contributor to complications. The relationship between shear bond strength and surface roughness has been investigated, however there are inconsistencies in the trends reported in different studies.