NIOM regularly offers free webinars. They cover a wide range of topics; all of clinical relevance for dentists and dental professionals. Each live webinar is followed by a Q&A session with the presenter.

Watch it live and get continuing education points (Norway and Iceland). We hope our webinars will provide you with both inspiration and new insight. Here is a short summary of the webinars we have held so far. You can watch them on our YouTube channel.

Zirconium dioxide from a clinical perspective

Our latest webinar was released directly onto our Youtube channel NIOM Biomaterials on November 25th. The webinar is in English. 

In the webinar, you will see:

  • Professor dr. odont., Per Vult von Steyern talks about which zirconia materials work best in different clinical situations.
  • He looks at how to prepare and get the best, most long lasting result.
  • Stay till the end for a few clinical examples on methods, and use, for translucent monolithic zirconium dioxide.

We hope you will find the webinar informative.

Toxicity of resin-based dental biomaterials

Our latest webinar was released directly onto our Youtube channel NIOM Biomaterials on May 4th. The webinar is in English. 

In the webinar, you will see:

  • A brief overview of the in vitro strategy to evaluate the toxic potential of biomaterials.
  • Learn about the difference between research and the use of research findings in test method development.

We hope you will find the webinar interesting.

Tooth bleaching

Our latest webinar was released directly onto our Youtube channel NIOM Biomaterials on February 18th. The webinar is in English. 

In the webinar, you will see:

  • Professor Jon E. Dahl explain about external and internal tooth bleaching.
  • He explains why bleaching agents work
  • And how to avoid adverse effects.

We hope you will find the webinar useful.

How to evaluate dental materials

Our latest webinar was released directly onto our Youtube channel NIOM Biomaterials on December 10th. The webinar is in Norwegian, but has English subtitles.

In the webinar, you will see:

  • Senior scientist Aida Mulic takes the viewer on a tour of NIOM’s laboratories
  • She speaks to several of her colleagues who tell her about different ways to test and evaluate dental materials
  • She also explains about NIOM’s work and how we welcome guest researchers, PhD-students and collaborations

If the subtitles do not turn on automaticly, you can turn them on by clicking on the “gear” symbol. Choose english subtitles. 

We hope you will find the webinar informative.

The webinar is hosted by NIOM senior scientist Aida Mulic, DDS PhD. She speaks with six of her colleagues, as well as PhD candidate Vasilios Kapralos, about their work and methods. 

Forensic Odontology 

Join our next webinar for an introduction to forensic odontology. Our experts go in-depth on identification work, but will also cover different aspects. You get to see how an examination is performed, and how any dentists may help by keeping an eye out for certain traits – and by keeping thorough records.

In the webinar, you will learn:

  • Introduction to the field with real life examples, and how an examination is performed
  • See the actual forms, learn about working with INTERPOL, and how your records may one day become key
  • The role played by dental materials, and the challenges with the caries free generation

The webinar was published to our Youtube channel 30th april 2020. 

We hope you find the webinar educational.

The webinar is hosted by NIOM Senior Scientist Simen Kopperud, part time forensic odontologist in the Norwegian Armed Forces. He is joined by one of Norways leading experts, Associate Professor Sigrid Kvaal.

Fluor and fluorider – how to explain the difference to patients

In this webinar we tackle the confusion sometimes caused by the abbreviation “fluor”, that is so often used in the Nordic languages. We talk about the chemical difference between the “fluor” in ski wax and and other products, and “fluor” in toothpaste. How much fluor toothpaste to use for different age groups, and why it is useful.

 In the webinar, you will learn:

  • How to engage fluor sceptical patients
  • Difference between the “bad” fluor gas and the “good” fluorides in toothpaste
  • Fun facts about fluor and fluorides

With NIOMs Ida Stenhagen and Håkon Valen

Initial Carious Lesions

In this webinar we discuss initial carious lesions. We talk about definitions and clinical manifestations, as well as clinical aspects and how to treat. we hope to provide you with new insights and inspiration.

 In the webinar, you will learn:

  • Definitions and clinical manifestations
  • Clinical aspects
  • How to treat

The webinar took place on Thursday November 21st 2019

With NIOMs Aida Mulic and Frode Staxrud

Minimal intervention dentistry

In this webinar, you learn about minimal intervention dentistry. The principle is to preserve as much of the natural tooth structure as possible. The concept recognizes that not all caries lesions need operative treatment. We talk about preventive methods, and how they can be beneficial.

 In the webinar, you will learn:

  • Disease control
  • Remineralisation of early lesions
  • Minimal operative intervention
  • Repair before replacement

The webinar took place on Tuesday June 11th 2019

With Frode Staxrud

A guide to materials’ selection

There are plenty of dental materials on the market, sometimes with hundreds of products in a given class of materials. This webinar will address aspects to consider during material selection and use.

 In the webinar, you will learn:

  • Where do the materials come from?
  • The regulatory framework regarding manufacture, marketing and use of dental materials
  • How to evaluate a new material?
  • How to report material-related events and adverse reactions

The webinar took place on Wednesday April 10th, 2019.

With Professor Nils Roar Gjerdet, from the Department of Clinical Dentistry at the University of Bergen

Dental Ceramics:
Material choice and treatment options


This webinar covered:

    • Classifications and properties
    • Possibilities and limitations
    • Clinical outcomes

This webinar was presented by Visiting Scientist Marit Øilo on December 5, 2018.

Killing biofilm – mission impossible?

This webinar covered:

  • Dental biofilms and their properties
  • Fighting biofilms
  • Antimicrobials and caries

This webinar was presented by Senior Scientist Håkon Valen on May 24, 2018.

Recommended use of fluoride

This webinar covers:

  • Fluorides for caries reduction
  • Most effective and recommended fluoride products
  • Fluoride and patients at high caries risk
  • Fluoride and dental erosive wear

This webinar was presented by Senior Scientist Aida Mulic on February 7, 2018.
Read a summary of the tips and insights from the webinar.

Essentials of dental bonding

This webinar covers:

  • Why use bonding?
  • How does it work?
  • 1, 2 or 3-steps? What is the best?

This webinar was presented by Scientist Frode Staxrud on October 24, 2017.
Here you can find some of the questions asked and answered during the Q&A.

Tips for success in light curing

This webinar covers:

  • Pulse, ramp, turbo and standard: what’s the best curing mode?
  • Is curing for 5 seconds enough? Why? Why Not?
  • Bulk fill, dark and light shades: are they all the same?
  • Four things to check when buying a new curing lamp.

This webinar was presented by Head of Laboratory Hilde M. Kopperud on May 30, 2017.
A summary from the Q&A session can be found here.

Repair or Replace?
Learn about the best treatment for defective restorations.

This webinar covers:

  • How to use your clinical experience to make the right decisions
  • Know when to repair or restore
  • Requirements of successful repair

This webinar was presented by Managing Director Jon E. Dahl on February 14, 2017.
Read the summary from the Q&A session.


Continuing-education units for participation in NIOM webinars!

Members of the Danish, Norwegian and Icelandic dental associations, who participate in a live webinar session, can redeem their participation as continuing-education units with their respective associations! For Danish dentists participation in a NIOM webinar counts as 0,5 hours CE. For Norwegian dentists participation counts as 1 hour “etterutdanningspoeng”.