Surgical Telescope Evaluation Program

SurgicalTelescopeEvaluationProgram

The University of British Columbia Surgical Telescope Evaluation Program collects, analyzes, and serves as a service resource for, data related to the use of surgical magnification in dentistry.

The Surgical Telescope Evaluation Program was established as a resource center for ergonomic researchers and dental practitioners, to address the optical needs of dental practice, to provide statistics and comparative studies of existing surgical magnification devices and related equipment, to provide design specifications to manufacturers for new devices and equipment, and to provide evaluations and analyses to manufacturers for their available (including prototype) surgical telescope equipment. The program was begun in the fall of 1995 and is currently based in the Clinical Simulation Laboratory at the University of British Columbia.

Program / Project principals:

Lance M. Rucker, DDS
Director, Clinical Simulation
Faculty of Dentistry
The University of British Columbia
2199 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6T 1Z3
(604) 822-4158
Fax: (604) 822-3562
lrucker@dentistry.ubc.ca
Craig W. Beattie, MD, FRCS(C)
Ophthalmologist
650-1285 West Broadway Ave
Vancouver, BC V6H 3X8
(604) 730-2670
Fax: (604) 730-0556
cwb@interchange.ubc.ca
Kristine A. Ernewein, BSc, OD
Optometrist
Broadway Eyecare Group
#203-805 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1K1
Phone: (604) 879-0313
Fax: (604) 879-0446
kernewei@axionet.com
Noel Brown
Roberts and Brown, Opticians
Roberts and Brown, Opticians
954 West King Edward Ave.
Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 2E2
(604) 731-LENS
N/A
Michael M. Belenky, DDS, MPH
Director, Center for Human Performance in Dentistry
University of Maryland at Baltimore
666 Baltimore Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
mmb001@dental3.ab.umd.edu
Cathy McGregor, DMD
Associate Clinical Professor
Faculty of Dentistry
The University of British Columbia
2199 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6T 1Z3
cmcgrego@direct.ca
Robert Hargreaves
Roberts and Brown, Opticians
954 West King Edward Ave.
Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 2E2
(604) 731-LENS
N/A
Ruth Lunn, DipDH, ID
Dental Hygiene Instructor
Vancouver Community College
250 W. Pender St.
Vancouver, B.C. V6B 1S9
(604) 443-8510
rlunn@vcc.bc.ca
Susanne Sunell, RDH, EdD
Dental Hygiene Instructor
Vancouver Community College
250 W. Pender St.
Vancouver, B.C. V6B 1S9
(604) 443-8509
ssunell@vcc.ca

Additional Contributors:

  • Dr. John Burton, University of Otago, NZ
  • Dr. Yutaka Ito, University of Aichi-Gakuin, Nagoya, Japan