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NIOM is a joint Nordic biomaterial science institute and contract test laboratory. Research, materials evaluation and participation in international and European standardization support our vision: aiming at safe and well-functioning biomaterials in the Nordic countries. The accredited test laboratory delivers high-quality, accurate and independent results to the customer at R&D, pre-market and post-market phases of product development.

NEWS

New free webinar out now

New free webinar out now

Oral Biofilm – friend or foe? is the name of NIOMs newest free webinar. Listen as NIOM scientist Maria Pain, gives an introduction to oral biofilm.

New CEO at NIOM

New CEO at NIOM

Professor Per Vult von Steyern, 62, from Malmö, has been appointed to be the CEO of NIOM, starting May. He succeeds Professor Jon E. Dahl, 71.

Ledig stilling – statistiker 20 %

Ledig stilling – statistiker 20 %

Det er ledig 20 % stilling som statistiker ved NIOM. Vi søker etter statistiker med erfaring fra medisinske og/eller odontologiske forskningsmiljøer. Statistikeren skal bistå ved planlegging og evaluering av kliniske forskningsprosjekter og laboratoriestudier.

NEWSLETTERS

Cobalt in dental devices

The use of cobalt in dental devices as crowns, bridges and removable partial prosthesis have now raised concern as cobalt is classified as a CMR (Carcinogenic, Mutagenic, toxic to Reproduction) substance, says Jon E. Dahl, CEO at NIOM.

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Antimicrobial photodynamic therapy gains traction

Killing off bacteria by using light on a thin film covering, sounds intriguing to say the least. The possibilities would be endless, from restorations to self-cleaning environmental surfaces, and on. A collaborative team from NIOM and the University of Oslo (UiO) is currently making strides in this direction.

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Electrostimulation therapy for dry mouth

Feeling of dry mouth, often called xerostomia, is not considered a serious medical condition in itself, but it can cause complications like tooth decay and mouth sores. Treating it is therefore imperative for good oral health. A recent paper explores electrostimulation as a treatment option.

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Wear on and inside implants

Wear on the different parts of a dental implant, can cause particle release as well as shorten the lifetime of the implant. A recently published study at NIOM in collaboration with the University of Gothenburg looked at particle release from dental implants in saliva during dynamic loading.

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NIOM TESTED

NIOM has established a programme for the quality evaluation of a number of dental products. The evaluation is based on testing of the products according to methods in relevant ISO and other standards, or according to other well-established and documented test methods. Products fulfilling the set requirements are granted permission to use the NIOM TESTED quality seal. The NIOM TESTED quality seal confirms that the product meets the requirements specified by NIOM.