NIOM at the annual meeting for The Scandinavian Society of Biomaterials, Gullmarsstrand April 25-27 -

NIOM senior scientists Ellen Bruzell and Håkon Valen will participate at the Scandinavian Society of Biomaterials’ 11th annual meeting in Gullmarsstrand, Sweden April 25-27 (ScSB 2018).

Antibacterial and anti-adhesive properties of Pluronic® F127 solutions in the absence or presence of photoactivation -

INTRODUCTION Staphylococcus epidermidis, a human skin commensal, is the most frequent isolate from infections of medical indwelling devices. This fact reflects the ubiquitous nature of S. epidermidis on the skin and the risk of contamination of a medical device before or during insertion1. A counteraction strategy is to develop coatings of medical devices to reduce […]

Lysherding – så enkelt og så vanskelig. -

For kort herdetid kan føre til mangelfull herding (polymerisasjon) av komposittmaterialer. For lang herdetid kan øke risiko for varmeskade på oralt bløtvev og pulpa. Herdelampens lysstyrke (irradians) reduseres når avstanden øker mellom lysutgangen og materialflaten.
For å opprettholde lysdosen som kreves for tilstrekkelig herding, må herdetiden økes. Kortere lysherdingstider enn omtrent 10 sekunder kan føre til utilstrekkelig herding av materialet.

Be proactive: pointers for safe and effective physical protection in the clinic -

There is no doubt that the most serious health risk to dental staff is due to infection by microorganisms such as viruses and bacteria. In addition there are other hazards that pose a health risk and require physical protection.

Kontrol og bekæmpelse af dental biofilm -

Control and eradication of dental biofilm. This article gives a brief overview of antimicrobial compounds used for biofilm control and new technologies and strategies to combat dental biofilms.