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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
Journal articles
  • 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. 1-10. doi: 10.1111/eos.12647
  • 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. 18. 9 pages. doi: 10.1186/s12903-018-0608-1
  • 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. 13. 14 pages. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0208803
  • 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. 46: 472-481. doi: 10.1111/cdoe.12409
  • 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. 21: 2561-2568. doi: 10.1007/s00784-017-2055-9
  • 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. 75: 208-219. doi: 10.1080/00016357.2016.1278262
  • Björkman, Lars; Gjerdet, Nils Roar; Samuelsen, Jan Tore; Rukke, Håkon Valen; Lægreid, Torgils. 2016. Dentale restaureringsmaterialer: Biologiske egenskaber og deres kliniske konsekvenser. Tandlægebladet. 120: 1010-1019.
  • 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. 10: 739-751. doi: 10.2174/1874210601610010739
  • 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. 16. 8 pages. Published 2016-01-22. doi: 10.1186/s12906-016-0996-1
  • Lygre, Gunvor Bentung; Haug, Kjell; Skjaerven, Rolv; Björkman, Lars. 2016. Prenatal exposure to dental amalgam and pregnancy outcome. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. 44: 442-449. doi: 10.1111/cdoe.12233
  • 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. 10. 11 pages. doi: 10.3402/qhw.v10.28157
  • 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. 66: 216-229. doi: 10.1080/19012276.2014.964958
  • 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. 71: 560-569. doi: 10.3109/00016357.2012.697577
  • Björkman, Lars; Brokstad, Karl Albert; Moen, Ketil; Jonsson, Roland. 2012. Minor changes in serum levels of cytokines after removal of amalgam restorations. Toxicology Letters. 211: 120-125. doi: 10.1016/j.toxlet.2012.03.769
  • 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. 120: 89-95. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0722.2011.00897.x
  • 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. 38: 835-848. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2842.2011.02223.x
  • 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. 38: 460-469. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0528.2010.00544.x
  • 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. 6. doi: 10.1186/1476-069X-6-30
  • 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. 169: 91-92. doi: 10.1016/j.toxlet.2006.11.012
  • Lygre, Gunvor Bentung; Helland, Vigdis May; Gjerdet, Nils Roar; Bjorkman, Lars. 2007. Pasienter med helseplager relatert til tannfyllinger. Den norske tannlegeforenings tidende. 117: 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. 127: 1524-1528.
  • 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. 104: 312-313. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2006.11.004
  • Bjorkman, Lars. 2006. Ny forskning om amalgam og helse. Den norske tannlegeforenings tidende. 116: 46-50.
  • Bjorkman, Lars; Weiner, Jan; Gjerdet, Nils Roar. 2005. Improvement of health after replacement of amalgam fillings? Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 59: 189-190.
  • 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. 33: 227-234.
  • 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. 84: 800-805.
  • 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. 62: 258-263.
  • 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. 159: 499-506.
  • Tvinnereim, Helene Meyer; Lundekvam, Birgitte; Morken, Tore; Bjorkman, Lars. 2004. Kontaktallergisk reaksjon overfor dentalt gull - kasuspresentasjon. Den norske tannlegeforenings tidende. Årg. 114, nr 8. 400-401 : ill..
  • 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. 32: 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. 31: 200-206.
  • Tvinnereim, Helene Meyer; Lundekvam, Birgitte Fos; Morken, Tore; Berge, Morten E; Bjorkman, Lars. 2003. Allergic contact reactions to dental gold. Contact Dermatitis. 48: 288-289.
  • 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. 29: 705-713.
  • Bjorkman, Lars; Helland, Vigdis May. 2001. Ingen økning av bivirkningsrapporter om plastfyllinger. Den norske tannlegeforenings tidende. 111: 22-24.
  • 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. 108: 719-722.
  • 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. 58: 44-48.
  • 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. 118: 300-303.
Reports and theses
  • Sjursen, Therese Thornton; Björkman, Lars. 2016. Patients’ experiences of changes in health after removal of dental amalgam – quantitative and qualitative approaches. University of Bergen, Norway. 102 pages.
  • Björkman, Lars. 2008. "Bivirkningsbladet", desember 2008. Bivirkningsgruppen for odontologiske biomaterialer, Bergen. 8 pages.
  • Bjorkman, Lars; Lygre, Gunvor Bentung. 2006. Tannmaterialer og helse: Erfaringer fra klinisk utredning av pasienter med mistanke om bivirkninger fra tannmaterialer. Bivirkningsgruppen for odontologiske biomaterialer, Bergen. 47 pages.
  • Bjørkman, Lars. 2002. "Bivirkningsbladet" desember 2002. Bivirkningsgruppen for odontologiske biomaterialer, Bergen. 8 pages.
  • Bjørkman, Lars. 2002. "Bivirkningsbladet" juni 2002. Bivirkningsgruppen for odontologiske biomaterialer, Bergen. 8 pages.
  • Bjørkman, Lars. 2001. "Bivirkningsbladet" desember 2001. Bivirkningsgruppen for odontologiske biomaterialer, Bergen. 4 pages.

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