Register by Sept 30, 2017
and receive the following extras:

  • Bring 3 "non-doctor" staff at no charge ($3,000 value)
  • 1 free instrument sharpening certificate ($120 value)
  • 200 Pinhole® patient brochures ($85 value)


Pinhole® Surgical Technique Tuition: $6,500

(Tuition & instrument pricing subject to change without notice)
Pay by credit card or Financing available as follows.

Financing Available

$6,500 special tuition financing with Lending Club. 0% interest for 12 months at $541 monthly. (Only available to doctors with a USA social security number)

Elite Pinhole® training with 2 days of hands on workshop. All classes are Friday/Saturday. Deluxe breakfast with omelet and waffle station both days and buffet lunch both days. Deluxe dinner served Friday night.

Day 1:

*Hands on training on models
*Viewing of a live surgery
*Mixer and deluxe dinner following the seminar at 5:30-8:00

Day 2:

*Chairside hands on cadaver training in the dental chair
*24 hour post-op of Fridays surgery and additional long term surgeries

Course Description:

This course, "The Pinhole® Surgical Technique" is offered to all dentists who want to learn a minimally invasive technique for treating receding gums. The two day course will consist of hands on training with cadavers. Doctors will learn through a two day hands-on workshop including instrument training on typodont models and cadavers. Attendees will have access to viewing a live surgery performed in our coliseum surgical center and the following day this patient will return for post-op view by the attendees. Lecture by Dr. John Chao will cover all facets of the Pinhole® procedure, case presentation, PST insurance options, dental assistants, hygiene role and the presentation of effective Pinhole marketing strategies. Dr. Chao delivers a comprehensive lecture on The Pinhole® Surgical Technique.

Course Objectives:

Learn how and why the Pinhole® Surgical Technique is an effective method for treating gingival recession. Understand how to effectively use the method to treat patients who have receding gums. Recognize and apply effective principles of case presentation for the Pinhole® Surgical Technique. Understand insurance billing methods for the Pinhole® Surgical Technique.

Dr. John Chao – Bio:

Dr. John Chao graduated from the USC School of Dentistry and currently practices general dentistry in Alhambra. He received professional degrees from both USC School of Dentistry and Southwestern University School of Law. Dr. Chao has served as a reviewer for the Journal of Periodontology and he also teaches ethics at the USC School of Dentistry. Dr. Chao also holds the following professional titles: Master of the Academy of General Dentistry, Fellow for the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry, and Member of the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry. In 2012, Dr. Chao was recognized as the teacher of the year at the USC School of Dentistry for outstanding service over 10 years.

The two-day training will be given in two locations:

Almansor Court – 700 S. Almansor Street, Alhambra CA 91801
Dr. Chao's Office – 100 S. First Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

Party bus transportation is provided both days for all of our attendees.


CE Hours:



Contact Person:

Sal Gaytan - Phone number: 626-308-9104


Cancellation Policy:

Full refund is available if doctor is not able to attend the course.

Seminar Dates

Jul. 7-8, 2017COURSE FULL
Jul. 21-22, 2017COURSE FULL
Aug. 4-5, 2017COURSE FULL
Aug. 18-19, 2017COURSE FULL
Sept. 15-16, 2017NEAR FULL
Sept. 22-23, 2017NEAR FULL
Oct. 6-7, 2017NEAR FULL
Oct. 20-21, 2017
Nov. 3-4, 2017
Nov. 17-18, 2017
Dec. 1-2, 2017
Dec. 8-9, 2017

Jan. 12-13, 2018
Jan. 26-27, 2018
Feb. 9-10, 2018
Feb. 23-24, 2018
Mar. 9-10, 2018
Mar. 30-31, 2018
Apr. 13-14, 2018
Apr. 27-28, 2018
May. 11-12, 2018
May. 25-26, 2018
Jun. 8-9, 2018
Jun. 29-30, 2018

Hotel Information

marriott Courtyard Pasadena

Marriott Courtyard

180 N. Fair Oaks Ave.

Pasadena, CA 91103

(626) 403-7600


Marriott Courtyard Corporate Rate:
$159 a night.

Corporate Name:
"Pinhole Surgical Technique".

Call as early as possible due to limited number of rooms at this rate.

Payment Method

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