Energy drink sales spike – teeth suffers -

Energy drink sales in Norway are up 60 percent in the last year. The spike in sales have more and more dentist worried about increased damage to drinker’s teeth. A new article at Forskning.no explores the subject, bringing in the newest numbers and research. Among the experts consulted are NIOM’s Aida Mulic. Read the whole […]

Survival of primary molars with pulpotomy interventions: public oral health practice-based study in Helsinki -

The study concludes: “The estimated survival time of pulpotomized primary molars is affected by dental operator- related factors, which should be considered in management of extensively carious primary molars of paediatric patients, both at the clinical and organizational decision-making levels. An increased focus on the use of SSC is recommended to be in the learning objectives of dental education programs.

Luting cements in a nutshell -

Choosing luting cements can be challenging given the constant development of resin cements and ceramic materials for indirect restorations. This review article gathers the most commonly used luting cements in current dental practice, focusing particularly on these cements’ composition and properties, which have an impact on their clinical indication. The article includes adhesive and non-adhesive […]

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.

In Memoriam -

Jostein Pettersen who passed away on 1 June, was the very first employee of the Scandinavian Institute of Dental Materials as NIOM was named from its inception. He was office manager from 15 April 1972 until his retirement in 2002. Until Professor Ivar A. Mjör was appointed Institute Director on 1 January the following year, he was the only employee.