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Lars Björkman

Professor
  • E-mailLars.Bjorkman@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 64 95
  • Visitor Address
    Årstadvn. 19
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7804
    5020 Bergen
Academic article
  • Berge, Trine Lise Lundekvam; Lygre, Gunvor Bentung; Lie, Stein Atle; Lindh, Christian H; Björkman, Lars. 2019. Bisphenol A in human saliva and urine before and after treatment with dental polymer‐based restorative materials. European Journal of Oral Sciences. 435-444.
  • Lygre, Gunvor Bentung; Aase, Heidi; Haug, Kjell; Lie, Stein Atle; Björkman, Lars. 2018. Prenatal exposure to dental amalgam and risk of symptoms of attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. 472-481.
  • Berge, Trine Lise Lundekvam; Lygre, Gunvor Bentung; Lie, Stein Atle; Björkman, Lars. 2018. Polymer-based dental filling materials placed during pregnancy and risk to the foetus. BMC Oral Health. 9 pages.
  • Björkman, Lars; Lygre, Gunvor Bentung; Haug, Kjell; Skjaerven, Rolv. 2018. Perinatal death and exposure to dental amalgam fillings during pregnancy in the population-based MoBa cohort. PLOS ONE. 14 pages.
  • Björkman, Lars; Sjursen, Therese Thornton; Dalen, Knut; Lygre, Gunvor Bentung; Berge, Trine Lise Lundekvam; Svahn, Johanna; Lundekvam, Birgitte. 2017. Long term changes in health complaints after removal of amalgam restorations. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica. 208-219.
  • Berge, Trine Lise Lundekvam; Lygre, Gunvor Bentung; Jönsson, Bo A G; Lindh, Christian H; Björkman, Lars. 2017. Bisphenol A concentration in human saliva related to dental polymer-based fillings. Clinical Oral Investigations. 2561-2568.
  • Kristoffersen, Agnete Egilsdatter; Musial, Frauke; Hamre, Harald Johan; Björkman, Lars; Stub, Trine; Salamonsen, Anita; Alræk, Terje. 2016. Use of complementary and alternative medicine in patients with health complaints attributed to former dental amalgam fillings. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 8 pages.
  • Lygre, Gunvor Bentung; Haug, Kjell; Skjaerven, Rolv; Björkman, Lars. 2016. Prenatal exposure to dental amalgam and pregnancy outcome. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. 442-449.
  • Kristoffersen, Agnete Egilsdatter; Alræk, Terje; Stub, Trine; Hamre, Harald Johan; Björkman, Lars; Musial, Frauke. 2016. Health complaints attributed to dental amalgam: a retrospective survey exploring perceived health changes related to amalgam Removal. Open Dentistry Journal. 739-751.
  • Sjursen, Therese Thornton; Binder, Per-Einar; Lygre, Gunvor Bentung; Helland, Vigdis; Dalen, Knut; Björkman, Lars. 2015. Patients' experiences of changes in health complaints before, during, and after removal of dental amalgam. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being. 11 pages.
  • Sjursen, Therese Thornton; Binder, Per-Einar; Lygre, Gunvor Bentung; Helland, Vigdis; Dalen, Knut; Björkman, Lars. 2014. How unexplained health complaints were attributed to dental amalgam. Nordic Psychology. 216-229.
  • Lygre, Gunvor Bentung; Sjursen, Therese Thornton; Svahn, Johanna; Helland, Vigdis; Lundekvam, Birgitte; Dalen, Knut; Björkman, Lars. 2013. Characterization of health complaints before and after removal of amalgam fillings - 3 year follow-up. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica. 560-569.
  • Björkman, Lars; Brokstad, Karl Albert; Moen, Ketil; Jonsson, Roland. 2012. Minor changes in serum levels of cytokines after removal of amalgam restorations. Toxicology Letters. 120-125.
  • Michelsen, Vibeke Barman; Kopperud, Hilde Beate M.; Lygre, Gunvor Bentung; Björkman, Lars; Jensen, Einar; Kleven, Inger Julie Sjøvik; Svahn, Johanna; Lygre, Henning. 2012. Detection and quantification of monomers in unstimulated whole saliva after treatment with resin-based composite fillings in vivo. European Journal of Oral Sciences. 89-95.
  • Sjursen, Therese Thornton; Lygre, Gunvor Bentung; Dalen, Knut; Helland, Vigdis; Lægreid, Torgils; Svahn, Johanna; Lundekvam, Birgitte; Björkman, Lars. 2011. Changes in health complaints after removal of amalgam fillings. Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. 835-848.
  • Lygre, Gunvor Bentung; Björkman, Lars; Haug, Kjell; Skjærven, Rolf; Helland, Vigdis. 2010. Exposure to dental amalgam restorations in pregnant women. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. 460-469.
  • Lygre, Gunvor Bentung; Helland, Vigdis May; Gjerdet, Nils Roar; Bjorkman, Lars. 2007. Pasienter med helseplager relatert til tannfyllinger. Den norske tannlegeforenings tidende. 372-377.
  • Lygre, Gunvor Bentung; Helland, Vigdis May; Gjerdet, Nils Roar; Bjorkman, Lars. 2007. Pasienter med helseplager relatert til tannfyllinger. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 1524-1528.
  • Bjorkman, Lars; Lundekvam, Birgitte Fos; Lægreid, Torgils; Bertelsen, Bjørn Inge; Morild, Inge; Lilleng, Peer Kåre; Lind, Birger; Palm, Brita; Vahter, Marie. 2007. Mercury in human brain, blood, muscle and toenails in relation to exposure: an autopsy study. Environmental health.
  • Mucci, LA; Bjorkman, Lars; Douglass, CW; Pedersen, NL. 2005. Environmental and heritable factors in the etiology of oral diseases - A population-based study of Swedish twins. Journal of Dental Research. 800-805.
  • Lygre, Gunvor Bentung; Gjerdet, Nils Roar; Bjorkman, Lars. 2005. A follow-up study of patients with subjective symptoms related to dental materials. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. 227-234.
  • Lygre, Gunvor Bentung; Gjerdet, Nils Roar; Bjorkman, Lars. 2004. Patients' choice of dental treatment following examination at a specialty unit for adverse reactions to dental materials. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica. 258-263.
  • Tvinnereim, Helene Meyer; Lundekvam, Birgitte; Morken, Tore; Bjorkman, Lars. 2004. Kontaktallergisk reaksjon overfor dentalt gull - kasuspresentasjon. Den norske tannlegeforenings tidende. 400-401 : ill..
  • Mucci, LA; Hsieh, CC; Williams, PL; Dickman, PW; Bjørkman, Lars; Pedersen, NL. 2004. Birth order, sibship size, and housing density in relation to tooth loss and periodontal disease: A cohort study among Swedish twins. American Journal of Epidemiology. 499-506.
  • van Noort, Richard; Gjerdet, Nils Roar; Schedle, Andreas; Bjørkman, Lars; Berglund, Anders. 2004. An overview of the current status of national reporting systems for adverse reactions to dental materials. Journal of Dentistry. 351-358.
  • Lygre, Gunvor Bentung; Gjerdet, Nils Roar; Grønningsæter, Arne Geir; Bjorkman, Lars. 2003. Reporting of adverse reactions to dental materials - intraoral observations at a clinical follow-up. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. 200-206.
  • Langworth, S; Bjørkman, Lars; Elinder, CG; Järup, L; Savlin, P. 2002. Multidisciplinary examination of patients with illness attributed to dental fillings. Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. 705-713.
  • Tang, A.T.H.; Bjørkman, Lars; Isaksson, L; Lindbäck, K-F; Andlin-Sobocki, A; Ekstrand, J. 2000. Retrospective Study of Orthodontic Bonding without Liquid Resin. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. 300-303.
  • Tang, A.T.H.; Bjørkman, Lars; Adamczak, E; Andlin-Sobocki, A; Ekstrand, J. 2000. In vitro shear bond strength of orthodontic bondings without liquid resin. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica. 44-48.
  • Bjørkman, Lars; Vahter, Marie; Pedersen, Nancy. 2000. Both the environment and genes are important for concentrations of cadmium and lead in blood. Environmental Health Perspectives. 719-722.
Report
  • Bjorkman, Lars; Lygre, Gunvor Bentung. 2006. Tannmaterialer og helse: Erfaringer fra klinisk utredning av pasienter med mistanke om bivirkninger fra tannmaterialer. .
Lecture
  • Björkman, Lars. 2016. Amalgam attributed health complaints - is there a dose response relationship?
Popular scientific lecture
  • Bjørkman, Lars. 2002. Biverkningar och dentala material - Blir man sjuk av tandfyllningar?
Academic lecture
  • Sjursen, Therese Thornton; Dalen, Knut; Lygre, Gunvor Bentung; Björkman, Lars. 2009. Do personality factors influence changes in health complaints after removal of dental amalgam?
  • Sjursen, Therese Thornton; Dalen, Knut; Lygre, Gunvor Bentung; Björkman, Lars. 2009. Do personality factors influence changes in health complaints after removal of dental amalgam?
  • Björkman, Lars. 2008. 15 year experience with an Adverse Reaction Unit (included in a symposium on health side-effects of dental restorative materials).
  • Bjorkman, Lars. 2004. Befolkningsbaserad rapportering av biverkningar från dentala plastrestaureringsmaterial.
  • Bjørkman, Lars. 2003. Biverkningar av dentala material: Rapportering och registrering. Klinisk patientutredning.
  • Bjørkman, Lars. 2003. Biverkningar av dentala material: Rapportering och registrering. Klinisk patientutredning.
  • Bjørkman, Lars. 2003. Biverkningar av dentala material: Rapportering och registrering. Klinisk patientutredning.
  • Bjørkman, Lars. 2003. Adverse reactions: Reporting and cases.
  • Bjørkman, Lars; Ekstrand, J; Lind, B. 2002. Exposure to gold from dental alloys.
  • Bjørkman, Lars. 2002. Biverkningar av dentala material: Rapportering och registrering. Klinisk patientutredning.
  • Bjørkman, Lars. 2002. Biverkningar av dentala material: Rapportering och registrering. Klinisk patientutredning.
  • Bjørkman, Lars. 2001. Biverkningar av dentala material: Rapportering och registrering. Klinisk patientutredning.
Editorial
  • Vahter, Marie; Bjorkman, Lars; Goessler, Walter. 2007. Concentrations of biomarkers in spot urine samples need adjustment for variation in dilution - Comment on: "Distribution of urinary selenium and arsenic among pregnant women exposed to arsenic in drinking water" [Environ Res. 2006;100(1): 115-122]. Environmental Research. 312-313.
Reader opinion piece
  • Bjorkman, Lars; Vahter, Marie. 2007. Comment on: “A cascade analysis of the interaction of mercury and coproporphyrinogen oxidase (CPOX) polymorphism on the heme biosynthetic pathway and porphyrin production” by Heyer et al., Toxicol Lett. 2006; 161:159–66. Toxicology Letters. 91-92.
Short communication
  • Tvinnereim, Helene Meyer; Lundekvam, Birgitte Fos; Morken, Tore; Berge, Morten E; Bjorkman, Lars. 2003. Allergic contact reactions to dental gold. Contact Dermatitis. 288-289.
Compendium
  • Björkman, Lars. 2008. "Bivirkningsbladet", desember 2008.
  • Bjørkman, Lars. 2002. "Bivirkningsbladet" juni 2002.
  • Bjørkman, Lars. 2002. "Bivirkningsbladet" desember 2002.
  • Bjørkman, Lars. 2001. "Bivirkningsbladet" desember 2001.
Popular scientific article
  • Bjorkman, Lars; Helland, Vigdis May. 2001. Ingen økning av bivirkningsrapporter om plastfyllinger. Den norske tannlegeforenings tidende. 22-24.
Letter to the editor
  • Bjorkman, Lars; Weiner, Jan; Gjerdet, Nils Roar. 2005. Improvement of health after replacement of amalgam fillings? Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 189-190.
Doctoral dissertation
  • Berge, Trine Lise Lundekvam. 2019. Treatment with Dental Polymer-based Restorative Materials. Exposure to Bisphenol A Effects on Pregnancy Outcomes .
  • Sjursen, Therese Thornton. 2016. Patients’ experiences of changes in health after removal of dental amalgam – quantitative and qualitative approaches.
Interview
  • Björkman, Lars. 2018. Er det farlig med mye amalgam i tennene?
  • Bjørkman, Lars; Leander, Sylvi. 2003. Umulig å bevise.
  • Bjørkman, Lars; Vikøyr, Harald. 2002. Tyggegummi frigir kvikksølv.
Poster
  • Berge, Trine Lise Lundekvam; Lygre, Gunvor Bentung; Lie, Stein Atle; Björkman, Lars. 2017. Treatment with polymer-based dental fillings during pregnancy and congenital malformations.
  • Björkman, Lars; Sjursen, Therese Thornton; Lygre, Gunvor Bentung; Berge, Trine Lise Lundekvam; Svahn, Johanna; Lundekvam, Birgitte. 2017. General health complaints and mercury in urine after amalgam removal.
  • Kristoffersen, Agnete Egilsdatter; Musial, Frauke; Hamre, Harald Johan; Björkman, Lars; Stub, Trine; Salamonsen, Anita; Alræk, Terje. 2016. Use of complementary and alternative medicine in patients with health complaints attributed to former dental amalgam fillings.
  • Berge, Trine Lise Lundekvam; Lygre, Gunvor Bentung; Lie, Stein Atle; Björkman, Lars. 2016. Dental Treatment in Pregnancy and Risk for Adverse Birth Outcomes: Data from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa).
  • Björkman, Lars; Sjursen, Therese Thornton; Lygre, Gunvor Bentung; Svahn, Johanna; Lundekvam, Birgitte; Berge, Trine Lise Lundekvam; Dalen, Knut. 2013. Determinants of changes in general health complaints after amalgam removal.
  • Björkman, Lars; Sjursen, Therese Thornton; Lygre, Gunvor Bentung; Helland, Vigdis; Svahn, Johanna; Lundekvam, Birgitte; Berge, Trine Lise Lundekvam; Dalen, Knut. 2012. General health complaints five years after removal of amalgam fillings.
  • Lygre, Gunvor Bentung; Sjursen, Therese Thornton; Björkman, Lars. 2011. Characterization of health complaints before and after removal of amalgam fillings - three years follow-up.
  • Lygre, Gunvor Bentung; Björkman, Lars; Helland, Svein; Havstad, Trond; Bjelland, Christoffer. 2010. Clinical consequences of a positive patch test to goldsodiumthiosulfate.
  • Sjursen, Therese Thornton; Björkman, Lars; Binder, Per-Einar; Hellland, Vigdis May; Dalen, Knut. 2009. Patients' experiences of changes in health complaints five years after removal of dental amalgam.
  • Björkman, Lars; Gjerdet, Nils Roar; Helland, Vigdis May; Lygre, Gunvor Bentung; Berge, Trine Lise Lundekvam; Svahn, Johanna. 2009. Increase of adverse reaction reports related to composites and cements.
  • Björkman, Lars; Gjerdet, Nils Roar; Helland, Vigdis; Lygre, Gunvor Bentung; Berge, Trine Lise Lundekvam; Svahn, Johanna. 2009. Increase of adverse reaction reports related to composites and cements.
  • Björkman, Lars; Gjerdet, Nils Roar; Helland, Vigdis; Lygre, Gunvor Bentung; Svahn, Johanna. 2008. National reporting of adverse reactions to dental materials.
  • Lygre, Gunvor Bentung; Björkman, Lars; Helland, Vigdis May; Svahn, Johanna; Lundekvam, Birgitte Fos; Berge, Trine Lise Lundekvam. 2008. Examination of patients referred for adverse reactions to dental materials.
  • Sjursen, Therese Thornton; Björkman, Lars; Dalen, Knut; Lygre, Gunvor Bentung; Helland, Vigdis May. 2008. Changes in Health Complaints after Removal of Dental Amalgam Restorations.
  • Lygre, Gunvor Bentung; Bjorkman, Lars. 2006. Validity of self-assessment of exposure to amalgam restorations.
  • Lundekvam, Birgitte; Bjorkman, Lars; Lægreid, Torgils; Lilleng, Per. 2006. Exposure to silver from dental amalgam restorations.
  • Lygre, Gunvor Bentung; Gjerdet, Nils Roar; Bjorkman, Lars. 2005. Subjective symptoms related to dental materials.
  • Bjorkman, Lars; Lundekvam, Birgitte; Lægreid, Torgils; Bertelsen, Bjørn Inge; Morild, Inge; Lilleng, Per; Palm, Brita; Vahter, Marie; Lind, Birger. 2005. Inorganic mercury in brain in a fish eating population.
  • Bjorkman, Lars; Dalen, Knut; Helland, Vigdis May. 2005. Clinical trial on health effects from removal of amalgam restorations.
  • Gjerdet, Nils Roar; Bjorkman, Lars. 2002. A Specialised National Reporting System of Adverse Reactions to Dental Materials.
  • Lygre, Gunvor Bentung; Gjerdet, Nils Roar; Bjorkman, Lars. 2001. Objective Intraoral Findings from Adverse Reaction Reports.
Academic literature review
  • Björkman, Lars; Gjerdet, Nils Roar; Samuelsen, Jan Tore; Rukke, Håkon Valen; Lægreid, Torgils. 2016. Dentale restaureringsmaterialer: Biologiske egenskaber og deres kliniske konsekvenser. 1010-1019.
  • Bjorkman, Lars. 2006. Ny forskning om amalgam og helse. 46-50.
Brochure
  • Björkman, Lars. 2017. Bivirkningsbladet, august 2017. Tema: Forandringer av helseplager etter utskiftning av amalgamfyllinger.
  • Björkman, Lars. 2010. Bivirkningsbladet. Temanummer: Bivirkninger relatert til plastfyllingsmaterialer.

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