Forensic identification of deceased persons with no dental restorations? -

Since 1984, Interpol has used three primary identifiers to establish the identity of a deceased person. The identifiers are fingerprint analysis, DNA analysis and comparative dental analysis. While fingerprinting is mostly the same, DNA-analysis has improved and dental analysis has become more complex.

Factors associated with initiation and use of snus among adolescents -

This study investigate factors associated with the initiation and continuation of snus use in adolescents in Norway. The associations with adolescents’ own educational plans, the parents’ educational level(s) and tobacco habits were estimated.
These findings may aid in developing and targeting tobacco prevention strategies aimed at young people. Tobacco prevention measures should start at the elementary school level. The strong association with parental tobacco habits underlines the importance of parents’ influence on their children’s tobacco use.

Knowledge on and treatment practices of erosive tooth wear among Finnish dentists -

The aim of the study was to investigate Finnish dentists’ knowledge on and means of recording, detecting and
diagnosing erosive tooth wear (ETW). Treatment options and possible differences in treatment decisions
between general and specialized dentists were also evaluated.

The Norwegian National Network Group for Oral Health Research and Innovation -

In 2014, the Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services published a white paper on the status of oral health research in Norway. The white paper emphasised that there were too many small research groups in the country, they focused on too many diverse subjects, and there was too little national and international collaboration.

Functional, compositional, and regulatory analyses of imported and non‐imported single dental crowns -

The aim of the study were to investigate functional and esthetic properties, the composition of the alloy, and the content of hazardous elements of single dental crowns with metal skeleton and fired porcelain.