What is dental biomaterials?

Biomaterials are the main focus at the Nordic Institute of Dental Materials (NIOM). This includes resin-based materials, ceramics and metallic materials. Dental biomaterials are mainly used to replace damaged or lost tooth substance, teeth and jawbone. They are used for filings, crowns, bridges, implants and removable prosthetics.

NIOM and research in dental biomaterials

Our scientists and research technicians work together with research fellows and visiting scientists in fields of expertise such as clinical dentistry, biology, toxicology, analytic and polymer chemistry, metallurgy and mechanical testing.

NOIM covers all aspects of dental biomaterials:

  • Clinical dentistry
  • Microbiology
  • Toxicology
  • Analytic and polymer chemistry
  • Metallurgy
  • Chemistry
  • Mechanical testing

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Testing and standardization

  • NIOM provides 80 different accredited test methods from ISO standards. Expert competence and our well-equipped laboratory enable us to deliver high quality, accurate and independent results.
  • NIOM has established a programme for the quality evaluation of a number of dental products, the NIOM TESTED Quality Seal.
  • NIOM continually participates in European and International standardization activities in order to support our vision: to ensure dental materials are safe and effective to use on patients in the Nordic countries.

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Click here to read more about our standardization activities.