Chao John DDS

Pinhole® Surgical Technique

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Photos from Chao John DDS's post 05/28/2021

Happy Birthday, Dr. Chao!! Thank you for everything, and have an amazing day! 🎉🎂


Another happy Pinhole® Surgical Technique Patient!

It's always wonderful to see and hear from a happy patient, thank you for sharing your story, Carl!

Chao John DDS updated their website address. 05/05/2021

Chao John DDS updated their website address.

Chao John DDS updated their website address. 07/02/2020

Pinhole Gum Surgery: Treatment for Gum Recession

Look at the article by Colgate about Pinhole Surgical Technique!
𝙋𝙞𝙣𝙝𝙤𝙡𝙚 𝘼𝙘𝙖𝙙𝙚𝙢𝙮 𝙞𝙨 𝙖 𝙩𝙚𝙖𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙛𝙖𝙘𝙞𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙙𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙖𝙡 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙛𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙡𝙨.
𝙋𝙞𝙣𝙝𝙤𝙡𝙚 𝙎𝙪𝙧𝙜𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙡 𝙏𝙚𝙘𝙝𝙣𝙞𝙦𝙪𝙚 𝙞𝙨 𝙖 𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙞𝙢𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮 𝙞𝙣𝙫𝙖𝙨𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙩𝙤 𝙘𝙤𝙧𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙩 𝙜𝙪𝙢 𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣. 𝙉𝙤 𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙩𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙨. 𝙉𝙤 𝙨𝙘𝙖𝙡𝙥𝙚𝙡𝙨.
#pinholeacademy #pst #pinholesurgicaltechnique #DrChao #nomoregumrecession #recedinggums #sensitive #teeth Pinhole gum surgery is a treatment option that can help to treat a receding gumline. Find out how it works, as well as its advantages and disadvantages. 06/24/2020

MIT researchers say these are the unsafe businesses to avoid during COVID-19, and these are okay

MIT research says it's safe to see the dentist 💫
The study, in the ‘Proceedings of the National Academy of Science,’ identifies the businesses that have the best overall risk-benefit profiles.
As always, we will provide you with the highest possible quality of care. Our protocols with sterilization and disinfection will provide a safe environment for not only our patients but for our team as well.


we would like to thank the nurses who run towards the line of danger as the rest of us retreat into the safety of our homes. This was not a battle you signed up for, but it is one for which you’re taking up arms and fighting regardless. You’ve done the mental calculus and against human nature, chosen selflessness over self-preservation – not just today in the war against the invisible enemy that is COVID-19, but every time you step into your scrubs. Thank you for choosing to serve and care for those that might be afflicted with the virus, even though the mere act of caring for them may put yourself and your loved ones at risk.
#FrontlineHeros #Thankyou


We are so excited to join @Global Summit tomorrow, April 22 at 10:30am pacific time!
Tune in LIVE to hear Dr. John Chao speak about Pinhole Surgical Technique!
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Pinhole Academy Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation for patients


This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.
~ Dalai Lama 04/04/2020

USC is waiving tuition for students whose families make less than $80,000

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USC announced Thursday that families with an annual income of $80,000 or less can attend the private university tuition-free, starting with students entering their first year this fall. As college tuition prices continue to increase across the country, the University of Southern California is fighting back. 04/03/2020

McDonald's is making scented candles that smell like your favorite Quarter Pounder ingredients

Ever been so hungry for McDonald's you could smell it? It could be your imagination. Or, it could be the candles 😝 Ever been so hungry for McDonald's you could smell it? It could be your imagination. Or, it could be the candles.


Place in the right order: Coffee, shower, email 03/27/2020

16 Food Facts That Will Make You Feel Better About Eating Healthy

Did you know that stickers on the food are edible?! 🤯 If you eat spicy food, you'll live longer.


A balanced breakfast is essential for an enjoyable day, but what could you add to make it an amazing one?


Q: if you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be?


Today's good deed: appreciate nature. What amazes you about our planet? 03/19/2020

Worried About 5G’s Health Effects? Don’t Be

If you want a little more assurance that your phone probably isn't giving you a tumor, you can take comfort in knowing that, according to statistics published by the National Cancer Institute, the rate of brain cancer in the US actually went down between 1992 and 2016 even as mobile phone use skyrocketed. There’s little reason to think 5G frequencies are any more harmful than other types of electromagnetic radiation, like visible light.


Like if you feel the same 👍🏻 03/13/2020

Amazing time lapses show how much America has changed

Since 1984, images of American cities have been shot by satellites. By placing them together, these time lapses show the incredible growth of some of those places along the years. This satellite images have been taken since the '80s and show how US cities have grown. 03/12/2020

This 3-minute animation will change your perception of time

The Earth is really, really old. Over 4 1/2 billion years old, in fact. How do we begin to comprehend a number that large? It helps to put it on a more fathomable scale. Watch to see where Earth's major events would fall on a timeline stretching across the US. VIDEO: If the history of Earth was on a timeline from Los Angeles to New York, the American Revolution would have been fought 8 inches ago. 03/07/2020

It's possible to exercise too much — here's what it can do to your body and brain

If working out is good for you, then working out more can only be better for you, right? Not quite. Too many trips to the gym or cardio sessions could actually undo all of those gains you've been working towards. Worse, they might be doing damage to your heart, arteries, and causing your brain to become addicted to exercise. Scary stuff! Exercise is supposed to be good for you — but exercising too much or running too fast can have serious consequences for your body, brain, and health.


Like if you agree 😆 03/05/2020

Everyone Has A Bread Type That Matches Their Personality — Here's Yours

What bread type are you?
We got: Scone
You're a thinker and a long-term planner. You don't like to make big decisions without pondering them for an extended period of time. You are a calm, well-mannered person who enjoys filling your free time with quiet activities such as reading and drinking tea. Get ~bready~ to learn the truth about yourself.


What an amazing event! Full room of doctors, Dr. John Chao lecturing about Pinhole Surgical Technique!
And our Director! Sal Gaytan , He is ready to answer any and all of your questions!
Learn more at
#pinholeacademy 02/29/2020

Watch 10 Celebrities Read Edgar Allan Poe’s "The Raven"

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Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “The Raven,” published in 1845, has been inspiring fellow artists for nearly 175 years. From Christopher Walken to Neil Gaiman, here are 10 celebrities putting their own spin on Poe's iconic verses. Edgar Allan Poe's classic—and kind of creepy—narrative poem has been inspiring artists for nearly 175 years. 02/28/2020

28 Things That Were In Every '90s Elementary School Classroom

A Walk down the memory lane :) NOT THE RED CARD. ANYTHING BUT THE RED CARD. 02/27/2020

Swollen Feet: 8 Alarming Medical Conditions That Can Make Feet Puff Up

Swollen feet can be a sign of a dangerous condition! When most people think about swollen feet, they think of a few possible reasons for the annoying symptom: pregnancy, injury, or a job that requires a lot of walking. Unfortunately, lots of people experience swollen feet without being pregnant, without any injury, and without spending a significant a...


Dr. John Chao will be performing Live Pinhole Surgery!
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The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique/ Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation® invented and patented by John Chao, D.D.S., is a scalpel-free, suture-free procedure for treating gum recession.

This procedure is performed by making small holes with a needle in the gum tissue. Using specially designed instruments, the gum tissue is loosened and guided over the receded part of the tooth. Since there is no cutting or stitching, patients can expect minimal post-operative symptoms (pain, swelling and bleeding). Most patients also are pleasantly surprised by the instant cosmetic improvement.
Join our family of Pinhole Certified Clinicians!

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Welcome Dr. Matin from Emerald Dental Practice to our family of Pinhole Certified Clinicians!
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Congratulations to Dr. Chao!
Thank you for this Honor! #grateful
Las Vegas, Nevada – January 1, 2020. The Global Summits Institute presents the 2020 World’s Top 100 Doctors in Dentistry. The honorary recognition is a lifetime achievement award for exceptional services rendered to the art and science of the profession of dentistry. The Global Summits Institute is a preeminent peer-to-peer organization in recognizing leading doctors, dentists, and specialists who exemplify clinical excellence, innovation, research, organizational leadership, and entrepreneurship in serving humanity and advancing the global healthcare industry. Each member had been nominated by their peers and selected by a committee of their colleagues. Renowned clinicians, experts, key opinion leaders, surgeons, researchers, executives, innovators, and specialists were represented. 100 doctors from more than 70 countries were ratified.
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‘Start New Year and become Pinhole Certified Clinician!
Join our family of Pinhole Certified Clinicians!

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Have You Been Naughty or Nice to Your Teeth?
✓ Have a routine. Hermey always brushes his teeth two times a day, for two minutes, and you should too! It’s what keeps your mouth healthy in December and all year long. Make sure to use a fluoride toothpaste that has earned the ADA Seal of Acceptance.
✓ Choose the carrots. (That means you, Santa!) Cookies and sweets are nice holiday treats, but instead of reaching for another candy cane, take a cue from Rudolph and eat the carrots.
✓ Don’t forget the dentist! The holidays can be a busy time, but that doesn’t mean you can forget about your teeth. If you are due for a teeth cleaning or need work done, don’t forget to visit your dentist in December.
✓ Drink water. You need a lot of energy for holiday activities, but avoid drinking sodas, sports drinks and juices with lots of sugar. Instead, drink water with fluoride in it to keep your teeth strong and healthy.
✓ Protect your teeth. Wear a mouthguard whenever you play sports – or reindeer games – this winter.


Live Surgery at The Pinhole Academy!
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Live surgery at the pinhole seminar and the next day post op!
Join our family of Pinhole Certified Clinicians!
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Dental care is often a forgotten part of a healthy lifestyle. For the HIV-positive person, regular dental care is not only key to maintaining good oral heath, but also to protecting your entire body from disease, including those of the heart, lungs, and brain.

Oral diseases are often the first signs of a more serious HIV-related infection and often serve as a predictor of advancing disease. Some of the more common oral infections include:

☑️ Candidiasis (thrush), which is often the first sign of HIV infection as well as a later-stage infection that can be classified as an AIDS-defining condition when it disseminates throughout the body.
☑️ Herpes simplex (HSV), which is common in both HIV-infected and non-infected people, but can also be classified as an AID-defining condition if lasting for more than a month or presenting in the lungs, bronchi, or esophagus.
☑️ Oral hairy leukoplakia (OHL), which can be predictive of advancing disease in people with untreated HIV infection.
Bacterial periodontal diseases, some of which (like necrotizing ulcerative periodontitis) are associated with advancing immune collapse.

Identifying oral health concerns early allows for treatment before the problems progress to other, more serious complications.

Dr. John Chao, the inventor of Pinhole® Surgical Technique

The Pinhole® Surgical Technique is a minimally invasive procedure that allows us to restore the level of a patients gums after they have receded. No sutures. No scalpels.

Exposed areas of root surfaces can become sensitive and are prone to developing cavities.

Dr. John Chao ✦ 100s 1st street, Alhambra CA ✦ 626.308.9104 ✦ [email protected]

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100 S 1st St
Alhambra, CA

General information

Dr. John Chao D.D.S. is an inventor of Pinhole® Gum Rejuvenation, suture free, scalpel free, graft free procedure to treat Gum Recession.

Opening Hours

Monday 7am - 6pm
Tuesday 7am - 6pm
Wednesday 7am - 6pm
Thursday 7am - 6pm
Friday 7am - 6pm
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The Pinhole® Surgical Technique© is a minimally invasive dental technique for treating receding gums. no cutting, no sutures and no grafting.

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