Assessing ethical impacts of nanomaterials in dentistry

Webinar, Hackathon, Training, Workshop (organized by NanoCommons)
18 Nov 2021

Activity details

On Thursday 18th November 2021, the NanoCommons, NanoSolveIT, and RiskGone teams, in a joint initiative with the NanoSafety Cluster, will offer an online workshop/hackathon on their Ethic Impacts Assessment Tool.

Ethical Impacts Assessment (EIA) targets nanomaterials applied to improve properties of components of dental materials and dental hygiene products. The dental materials include composites, adhesive systems, impression materials and dental implants. The dental hygiene products include toothpaste, toothbrushes, and mouth rinse. In literature, innovative applications of nanotechnology in nanobiosensors for detecting oral cancer and nano-drug delivery are also mentioned. Identified ethical issues are health related, liberty and sustainable development (instead of environmental). A small-scale EIA was performed by Ineke Malsch. On this case study the freely available EIA tool ( will be applied and its functionality presented. Attendees will be able to get hands-on experience during this 1.5 h workshop/hackathon.

Expectation: Willing to learn new things and active participation in the interactive webinar.

The webinar will take place on Thursday November 18th from 15:00 till 16:30 h CET.

Feel free to join and please do not forget to register here: 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the workshop.

Please, be aware that some personal information may be collected for statistical purposes, however, in a blinded and anonymous way. The workshop will be partially recorded for educational purposes.

You will find updates with more information about NanoCommons and training materials here.

Feel free to redistribute this information within your projects and networks. We are happy to have as many participants as possible and to help the community with the FAIRification of their data by offering insight into fully exploring and linking available data resources in a more straightforward way.

The NanoCommons team will be happy to answer your questions and to guide you in your requests!

Organisations involved

United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI)
Universitat Salzburg / Paris Lodron University of Salzburg (PLUS)
NovaMechanics Ltd (NovaM)

Links and additional materials

Audience reached

Mixed audience (scientists, regulatory, industry, developers, etc.): 50
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