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Part B: Supplementary Information Sheet (SIS)
FR Recognition List Number 057 Date of Entry 12/20/2021 
FR Recognition Number 4-285
Standard
ANSI ADA Standard No. 37-1986 (R2020)
Dental Abrasive Powders
Scope/Abstract
This standard is for powdered abrasive materials used in dentistry for removing stains and gross scratches from natural tooth structures and prostheses but not including materials used in laboratory blasting processes. These materials are divided into types depending on the intended manner of use and further sub-divided into classes based upon the predominant abrasive agent present in the product.
Extent of Recognition
Complete standard
Rationale for Recognition
This standard is relevant to medical devices and is recognized on its scientific and technical merit and/or because it supports existing regulatory policies.
Public Law, CFR Citation(s) and Procode(s)*
Regulation Number Device Name Device Class Product Code
§872.6030 Agent, Polishing, Abrasive, Oral Cavity Class 1 EJR
Relevant FDA Guidance and/or Supportive Publications*
Appropriate Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards in Premarket Submissions for Medical Devices - Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff, issued September 2018.
FDA Technical Contacts
 Michael Adjodha
  FDA/OC/CDRH/OPEQ/OHTI/DHTIB/
  301-796-6276
  michael.adjodha@fda.hhs.gov
 Bobak Shirmohammadi
  FDA/OC/CDRH/OPEQ/OHTI/DHTIB/
  301-796-3639
  Bobak.Shirmohammadi@fda.hhs.gov
Standards Development Organizations
ADA American Dental Association http://www.ada.org
ANSI American National Standards Institute https://www.ansi.org/
FDA Specialty Task Group (STG)
Dental/ENT
*These are provided as examples and others may be applicable.
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