April 5, 2006

FDA Public Hearing On Dental Mercury

Joint Meeting of the Dental Products Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health and the Peripheral and Central Nervous System Drugs Advisory Committee of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research

CDRH
September 06, 2006
September 07, 2006
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Holiday Inn
Walker/Whetstone Rm.
Two Montgomery Village Ave.
Gaithersburg, MD

Agenda:
This joint committee will review and discuss peer-reviewed scientific literature on dental amalgam devices. Dental amalgam, also called "encapsulated amalgam," consists of dental mercury and amalgam alloys. This joint committee will review and discuss peer-reviewed scientific literature on dental amalgam and its potential mercury toxicity, specifically as it relates to neurotoxic effects. Certain consumer groups have raised concerns about the effects of using mercury as a component of dental restorative materials; therefore, we are combining the expertise of the Dental Products Panel of the Medical Device Advisory Committee with the neurology expertise of the Peripheral and Central Nervous System Drugs Advisory Committee.

Background material and meeting information will become available no later than one business day before each meeting day (Simply scroll down to the appropriate committee heading).

Procedure:
Interested persons may present data, information, or views, orally or in writing, on issues pending before the committee. Written submissions may be made to the contact person by August 23, 2006. On September 6 and 7, 2006, Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled at the beginning of committee deliberations and near the end of the deliberations. Time allotted for each presentation may be limited. Those desiring to make formal oral presentations should notify the contact person by August 23, 2006, and include the names and addresses of proposed participants, and an indication of the approximate time requested to make their presentation. Persons attending FDA's advisory committee meetings are advised that the agency is not responsible for providing access to electrical outlets.

FDA welcomes the attendance of the public at its advisory committee meetings and will make every effort to accommodate persons with physical disabilities or special needs. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Ann Marie Williams, Conference Management Staff, 240-276-0450 ext. 113, at least 7 days in advance of the meeting.

Contact Person:
Michael E. Adjodha, Center for Devices and Radiological Health (HFZ-480), Food and Drug Administration, 9200 Corporate Blvd., Rockville, MD 20850, 301-827-5283, ext. 123, e-mail: Michael.Adjodha@fda.hhs.gov

Advisory Committee Telephone Information Line:
Please call the Information Line for up-to-date information on this meeting, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC area), code 3014512518.

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