Welcome to

30-31 July Oslo Norway

Welcome to Northern Lights 2018 in Oslo, Norway

NIOM is proud to host the Northern Lights Conference for the first time, and we hope to repeat the success of the previous meetings held in Halifax, Canada. The meeting will take place at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Oslo. We would like to invite you to a visit to the nearby NIOM’s premises July 30th.

Prof. Richard Price, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada is in charge of the scientific programme.

Main topics:

  • Bioactive materials
  • Light transmission through ceramics and composites


  • Conference meeting dates: July 30th and 31st 2018.
  • NIOM offers a social programme in the afternoon of Sunday July 29th for those who arrive early. Local organisers will be present.

On this website you can read about:

  • Conference schedule
  • Conference location
  • Suggested hotel
  • Local airport
  • Transport to and from the airport
  • Local information
  • Local contacts

We look forward to seeing you in Oslo.

PS: If you have not already informed us of any food allergies/intolerances, please do so at your earliest convenience.


Sunday July 29th

3.00 – 6.00 PM   Sightseeing.

Guided tour of the two boat museums Kon-Tiki and Fram at Bygdøy, a ferry trip of about 20 min from the Oslo harbour “Aker Brygge”. Please meet either at the Aker Brygge at Pier 3 at 3:00 pm (map) or at Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz in the reception area at 2:30 pm. It will take 10 Google-maps minutes to walk to the harbor.

6:00 PM             Dinner at Olivia Restaurant at Aker Brygge. The restaurant is located a 4 minutes’ walk from the ferry station.

Monday July 30th

8.30: Shuttle bus from the hotel
8.30: Registration starts in the Faculty of Odontology
9:00 – 9:15: Welcome: Richard Price & Jon E. Dahl, NIOM Director
9:15 – 9:45: Nicoleta Ilie: Ability to photocure resins through ceramics and composites
9:45 – 10:00: Discussion
10.00 – 10.30: Hilde Kopperud: In-situ light cured vs. computer-aided manufactured (CAM) composites.
10:30 – 10:45: Discussion
10.45 – 11:00: Snack break
11.00 – 11.30: Alex Fok: Mechanical properties of dual-cured resin cements cured through a layer of ceramic: influence of mode of curing.
11.30 – 11.45: Discussion
11.45 – 12.15: Carmem Pfeifer: Improving light transmission and depth of cure in dental composites with the use of high refractive index additives?
12.15 – 12.30: Discussion

12.30 – 1.30 PM:  Lunch

1.30 – 2.00: Jeff Stansbury: Fast/deep photopolymerization in the tooth: Perils and potential.
2.00 – 2.15: Discussion
2.15 – 2.45: David Watts: Light transmission through resin-composites that incorporate potentially bioactive filler particles.
2.45 – 3.00: Discussion about light transmission through materials: Alex Fok, Nicoleta Ilie, David Watts, Richard Price
3.10 –  3.30     Shuttlebus to NIOM
3.30 – 3:45     Snack break
3.45 – 5.00     Tour of NIOM
5.15                Shuttlebus to Frognerseteren Restaurant.
6.00             Dinner at Frognerseteren Restaurant. Buffet dinner.
9.30             Shuttle bus back to the hotel

Tuesday July 31st

8.30     Shuttle bus from the hotel
9:00 – 9:30: Jack Ferracane: Clinically predictive laboratory-based research in bioactive dental materials. Is this possible?
9:30 – 9:45: Discussion
9:45 – 11:00: John Burgess and Nate Lawson: Bioactive materials: what causes them to be called bioactive, the case for using them, and their success.
11.00 – 11.15: Snack break
11:15 – 11:30: Discussion
11.30 – 12.00: Richard Price: Polywave, broad spectrum LED curing lights are a good idea: Fact or fiction?
12: 00– 12.15: Louis Goss de Gorre and Richard Price: Post curing of dental resins and its potential clinical implications.
12.15 –12.30: Discussion

12.30 –   1.30: Lunch

1.30 – 2.15: Ellen Bruzell and Gottfried Schmalz: Antimicrobial photodynamic therapy for oral applications.
2.15 – 2.30: Discussion
2.30 – 3.00: Jean Francois Roulet: In vitro wear of Activa and Cention N in comparison to Fuji IX and other dual cured composites considering the curing mechanism.
3.00 – 3.15: Discussion and snack break
3.15 – 3.45: Larry Clark: Challenges when developing and marketing ‘Bioactive’ restoratives.
3.45 – 4.30: Can we as a group achieve a consensus about what does‘Bioactivity’ in dental materials mean? Richard Price, David Watts, John Burgess, Jack Ferracane, Reinhard Hickel, Gottfried Schmalz, Larry Clark.
4.30 – 5:30: Wrap up discussion Richard Price, David Watts, John Burgess, Jack Ferracane, Gottfried Schmalz.
5.30     Shuttle bus back to the hotel
6:30     Dinner at the restaurant Stortorvets Gjæstgiveri. The restaurant is located within walking distance (5 min) of the Hotel Rosenkrantz.


The conference will be held in the main auditorium on the ground floor of the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Oslo, located in Geitmyrsveien 71. http://www.odont.uio.no/english/

Power Point slide size is standard, 4:3 but 16:9 is also ok

Light lunches and snacks will be served in rooms next to the auditoriums.

Link to map.


The conference will be held in the main auditorium on the ground floor of the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Oslo, located in Geitmyrsveien 71. http://www.odont.uio.no/english/

Power Point slide size is standard, 4:3 but 16:9 is also ok

Light lunches and snacks will be served in rooms next to the auditoriums.

Link to map.


NIOM has obtained a special rate for Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz until 31st march 2018.
You may book your room at another hotel at your convenience.

Address: Rosenkrantz’ gate 1, 0159 Oslo, Norway
Phone: +47 23 31 55 00
Email: rosenkrantzoslo@thonhotels.no
Link to map.

Included in the price is:

  • WI-FI
  • Breakfast
  • Evening meal (every day from 6.00- 9.00 PM) in the lounge. The lounge has space for 35-40 people
  • Free access to gym

Meeting rooms can be rented

Please note: A large sports event is going on in Oslo during the Northern Light conference, so we urge you to book hotel as early as possible. Norway Cup gathers almost 2000 teams from nearly 130 nations and is the largest football tournament in the world for children and youths.



Name: Oslo Gardermoen Airport. Code: OSL.


Airport bus: Airport buses run every 15-30 minutes. It takes about 45-60 minutes from the airport into town.

Choose FB2 to Professor Aschehougs plass or St. Olavs plass for a 2 min walk to the Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz.

Choose FB1 to Ullevål sykehus (hospital) for a 10 min walk to the Faculty of Odontology.

Airport train: The airport express train runs every 10 minutes to Oslo Central Station (Oslo S) and every 20 min to the Nationaltheatret Train Station, a ride that takes approximately 20 minutes (NOK 190).

Regular train: Same stations and time as above (NOK 101).

Taxi:  If you want to take a taxi from the airport, we recommend you go to the taxi information desk in the arrivals hall.

More information about buses, trains and taxis.

Transport to and from the hotel: Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz recommend local train NSB or airport train to get to the city center, then stop at the Nationaltheatret Train Station. It is about 500 m (550 yds) and takes about 10 min to walk to the hotel. From the Oslo Central Station (Oslo S) we recommend that you take a taxi to the hotel.



Currency: Norwegian krone (NOK).

Exchange rate:1 US Dollar equals NOK 8.22 and 1 EUR equals NOK 9.53 (May 29, 2018).

Payment in Oslo: You can use most credit cards most places. Cash is not used much anymore.

Time zone: Central European Time Zone, UTC+01:00

Weather: The summer is normally mild and sunny in Oslo (average day temperatures of 16-18 °C (61-64 F)). Rain showers may occur.
Read more at: yr.no or storm.no

Sightseeing in Oslo: The following websites can get you started in your planing Visit Oslo and Visit Oslo activities and attractions.

Public transportation in Oslo: Ruter

Passport / VISA: Read more here. norway.no can also be of use.


Phone number to NIOM: +47 67 51 22 00
Address to NIOM: Sognsveien 70A, 0855 Oslo, Norway.

Ellen Bruzell
Senior Scientist
Phone: +47 – 41 22 17 62
Hilde M. Kopperud
Head of Laboratory
Phone: +47 – 48 14 44 38

Frode Staxrud
Scientist DDS
Email: frode.staxrud@niom.no
Phone: +47 – 90 13 03 84

Jon Einar Dahl
Managing Director
Email: j.e.dahl@niom.no
Phone: +47 – 90 69 18 99

Katrine Isene
Head of Administration
Email: k.h.isene@niom.no
Phone: +47 – 92 02 24 05

See you in Oslo!