The filling materials of the future

Research for safe material use

To avoid side effects and occupational health issues in relation to dental treatment, identification and knowledge of the toxic potential of associated exposures are mandatory. This course gives a brief overview of possible exposures from dental materials, both for dental personnel and patients. In addition, the course summarizes current research on toxic reactions caused by such exposures. Awareness of the adverse effect potential of materials used during dental treatment offers a good basis for safe handling and use of dental materials.

    • Basic principles of toxicology
    • Toxic exposures related to dental treatment
    • Toxic reactions to dental biomaterials
    • Risk assessment


Jan T. Samuelsen, Senior scientist, dr. phil.

Jon E. Dahl, CEO, dr. odont & DSc

Jan T. Samuelsen is a biochemist (UiO, 1995) with a Ph.D. (Dental faculty, UiO, 2011) focusing on molecular toxicity of resin-based dental materials. He has been working at NIOM since 2004 and registered as a European registered toxicologist (ERT) since 2012.

Jon is CEO at NIOM and has been professor at the Dental Faculty, University of Oslo. He holds degrees in dentistry and toxicology and studied health effects of exposure to environmental chemicals and of chemicals from dental materials for more than 30 years. He is actively engaged in international standardization on biological and clinical evaluation of medical devices. Jon is author and coauthor on a large number of international and national publications on toxicology and dental materials properties.

The course lasts for 2-4 hours. 

Phone: + 47 67 51 22 00