Fluoride skepticism “FluUro”. The use of fluoride as caries prophylactic does not pose a health risk, Professor Jon E. Dahl, stated at the annual convention for the Norwegian dental association. He discussed the kinetics and the general toxicity of applied fluoride.
The data analysed in the study indicated both wide prevalence and high severity of dental erosion among adolescents. The authors stress the importance of information, early and effective diagnostics and implementation of prevention strategies.
A more reliable and less time-consuming test method to evaluate the micro-tensile strength of the repair bond between old and new composites has recently been published. The improved test method is based on studies carried out previously at NIOM.
NIOM scientists have developed a surface etching technique that improves adhesion between resin cement and zirconia. This new method called Melt Etching is based on melting of fluoride compounds, and can be readily adapted by dental technicians.
When considering patient safety, the quality and adequate function of a material or device is given by its mechanical strength, chemical stability and biocompatibility. Standards allow for ease of trade, since the product or service is well described, so that the manufacturer and the consumer have a common understanding of its expected performance.