CHAO PINHOLE SURGICAL TECHNIQUE ®™
The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST®™), invented and patented by John Chao, D.D.S., is an incision-free, suture-free procedure for treating gum recession. Through a small pinhole made by a needle, Dr. Chao uses specially designed instruments to gently loosen the gum tissue and glide it over the receded part of the tooth. Since there is no incision or suturing, patients can expect minimal post-operative symptoms (pain, swelling and bleeding). Most patients also are pleasantly surprised by the instant cosmetic improvement.
The unique features of the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique®™ have aroused keen interest on the part of the media. So far news programs at 33 TV stations have featured this incision-free technique of treating a problem that is found in half of the U.S. population (JADA, 2003). Dr. Chao made a guest appearance on the Dr. Steve Show which was broadcasted nationwide during the week of September 15-22, 2013.
Dr. Chao was granted a patent on the PST®™ method and another on the PST®™ instruments by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. For more information, please also see “The Pinhole Surgical Technique®™, A Novel Approach to Root Coverage,” as published in October 2012 issue of The International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, a high-impact, peer-review journal. (Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 2012;32:521-531.)
Dr. Barden, our Cumming GA dentist, is one of 85 people in the world licensed to perform the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique®™. If you would like more information on the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique®™, please contact our office.
CHAO PINHOLE GUM REJUVENATION™ FEATURED ON “THE DOCTORS” SHOW JAN. 21, 2014
The Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation™ and Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™ was featured on the national TV Show, “The Doctors.” The segment was called, “The Lunchtime Gum Lift™” and featured a patient who had 10 recessions treated in under one hour by Dr. John Chao. You can view the segment below.
OUR CUMMING DENTIST PST®™ PATIENT RESULTS AND TESTIMONIALS
Shown below, these are before and after pictures of a patient who was experiencing sensitivity to hot and cold on her lower teeth. The first picture was taken right before Dr. Barden, DDS used the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique®™, and the second picture was taken eight days after the procedure. The patient has informed Dr. Barden that she no longer experiences the sensitivity to hot and cold, and she is thrilled with the results.
Shown below, these are before and after pictures of a different patient. The photos were taken right before the procedure, as well as four weeks after Dr. Barden used the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique®™.
Shown below are before and after photos of another patient. The first photo was taken right before the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique®™ and the second photo shows the patient’s results 8 weeks after Dr. Barden used the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique®™.
Shown below are before and after photos of a patient in her mid 20’s. This patient’s main complaint was teeth sensitivity. The first photo was taken right before Dr. Barden, DDS used the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique®™. The second photo depicts the patient’s 4-week post-op results. She only had to take one pain pill afterward.