Aida Mulic (34) has recently joined NIOM’s ranks as senior scientist. Dr. Mulic complements the young blood NIOM has added in the last years.
She has a Master of Odontology (2006) and PhD degree on dental erosion from the University of Oslo (2012). She held a Post Doc. position at the Department of Cariology and Gerodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Oslo before joining NIOM in fall 2016. Among a number of projects she worked on was a study on the longevity of dental fillings, where she collaborated closely with NIOM.
In addition to conducting research as senior scientist, Dr. Mulic will also initiate and coordinate research collaborations with public dental health services, both in Norway and across the Nordic countries. Examples of this could include the regional competence centres, other institutes and professional research bodies as well as educational institutions. – Being in this position gives me a unique perspective to see the practical benefit and relevance that NIOM offers the field of dental health, Mulic explains. – As senior scientist at NIOM, I look forward to extending my horizons and contributing to the exciting research initiatives that are taking place in the cross roads of clinical and lab-based contexts, both here in Norway and the other Nordic countries, says Mulic.
The kind of projects Mulic is referring to, are combinations of basic- and applied, clinical research that are relevant in the everyday practice of dental health professionals. An example is a questionnaire survey conducted across the Nordic countries to examine treatment options for dental erosion. This study will give new insight into how treatment methods vary from country to country.