Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique

Dr. Mellert, your Torrance dentist, is so happy to be trained in the technique invented and patented by Los Angeles dentist, Dr. John Chao. He trained and graduated from Dr. Chao’s Academy and is using his already established surgical skills to apply this technique every day. You may have seen Dr. John Chao on television. Many TV stations have covered this amazing technique. He has also been the guest on several local news and talk shows and will soon be sharing his ideas on national television.

During the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ at our dental clinic, a needle is used to make a small hole in the patient’s existing gum tissue. Through this pinhole, special instruments are used to gently loosen the gum tissue. These tools help expand and slide the gumline to cover the exposed root structure. Tiny collagen strips are tucked into the pinhole and placed under the gum to stabilize the new position. There are no grafts, no sutures, and no incisions needed with the Pinhole Surgical Technique™. It simply involves the adjustment of the existing tissue.

The Results:

  • A breakthrough treatment for gum recession
  • Happy Patients
  • No Incisions. No sutures
  • An alternative treatment to traditional grafting methods
  • Predictable results
  • Minimally invasive with maximum success
  • Time saving, less visits – All teeth can be treated in 1 visit
  • Effective and amazing
  • Less discomfort for the patient after treatment
  • Faster recovery for the patient than traditional grafting
  • No need to take donor tissue from the patient’s palate
  • Excellent, natural-looking, long-lasting results
  • Patient and doctor satisfaction

Dr. Mellert is well-known for his grafting abilities. It is a dedicated subspecialty of his practice. He treats many physicians and even more dentists. Many patients come to the practice for grafting procedures from out of the county, from out of state, and even from other countries to be treated by him. He is thrilled to be providing this procedure now to patients on a routine basis.

Did you know that 50% of people between the ages of 18 to 64 have one or more sites of recession? Most of our patients who are coming in for PST have put off their treatment for years. You no longer need to wait. Come in and let’s discuss whether you are a candidate for the Pinhole Surgical Technique.