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Eliminate Ugly Gum Recession

February 29, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

$50 – $425

Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020

Time: 8 am – 5 pm

Speaker-Instructor: John C. Chao DDS, MAGD

This course is for Dentists Only!

AGD member benefit: Your $50 tuition for the morning lecture will be fully refunded after you attend the course. You are only charged for the afternoon workshop.

The afternoon Hands-On Workshop is limited, you may want to register early to be one of the first 30 registrants accepted for the Hands-On portion. (The morning lecture is not limited and you can purchase it a la carte if you like)


The Pinhole® Surgical Technique/ Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation® is a minimally invasive treatment to correct gum recession in as little as one visit.  The Pinhole® technique is a scalpel-free, suture-free and graft-free technique that is quick, easy and instantly pleasing for patients.  The Pinhole® technique has long term results of over 15 years and typically, most patients return to normal activities within 24-48 hours after treatment with the Pinhole® Surgical Technique.

This course is broken into a morning session which is lecture only and the afternoon session will be an intro hands-on workshop.


The Course objective is to learn how and why the Pinhole® Surgical Technique is so effective at treating gum recession of all types. In addition, attendees will learn through surgical videos, how the technique is easily applied without scalpels, sutures or grafting. Attendees will also have the opportunity to apply for the intro Pinhole® hands on workshop later in the day.

Pinhole® Intro Hands-on Workshop:

Attendees of the Pinhole® Intro Hands-on workshop will have the opportunity to learn some basic techniques of the Pinhole Surgical Technique through hands on training with some Pinhole instruments on a typodont model.  Dr. John Chao and his team will first lay out a brief description of how and why the Pinhole® technique works. Then the attendees will use Pinhole instruments to simulate the technique on a typodont model.  The conclusion of the session will feature Dr. Chao showing the technique on a cadaver specimen.


Dr. John C. Chao graduated from the USC School of Dentistry.  He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the USC Dental School. He received the Ostro School of Dentistry of USC, 2012 Outstanding Faculty award. Dr. Chao is also involved with the Post-Graduate Periodontics Program at the University of Buffalo in New York. As a Research Assistant Professor at this University, Dr. Chao is involved in a major study comparing the Pinhole Surgical Technique, his invention, to the standard treatment for gum recession called the Connective Tissue Graft. Dr. Chao will be one of the authors of this new study.

Dr. Chao has his own dental practice in Monterey Park. The practice grew and relocated to large building in Alhambra with 12 operatories, where he still practices full time. In the late 1990’s Dr. Chao also graduated from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles while still maintaining a full-time dental practice.  In the early 2000’s he developed and patented the Pinhole® Surgical Technique. In 2013, the Pinhole Academy was established to train and certify dentists in the Pinhole® technique.


Limited Seating for Hands-On Workshop!!!

Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm     8 am – 12 pm – Lecture      1 pm – 5 pm – Hands-on

Registration: 7:30 a.m. till 8:00 a.m.

Morning Session includes Continental Breakfast

Afternoon Session Includes Lunch

Eight CE Units: 8 Units – 4 Lecture / 4 Hands-On

AGD Subject Code: 492

****  Free Parking  ****


Lecture Hands-On Workshop    Both Sessions Special
AGD Dentist FREE *** $250
Non-AGD Dentist $50 $395 $425



***AGD Dentists (lecture): $50 deposit for the morning session will be fully refunded to the credit card used at time of registration as long as morning session is attended. If the registrant is a no show, then the $50 will be non-refundable.

Afternoon Workshop & Non-AGD Dentists (lecture): Full refund issued until midnight of 02/22/20. No refunds will be issued after this date.


Contact: Avani Chetty:  SCAGD, P.O. Box 3862, San Dimas, CA 91773

Telephone: 310-471-4916      Fax: 626-250-0470            Email: Avani@CAGD.com




February 29, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$50 – $425
Event Category:


Avani Chetty


Nobel Biocare
22715 Savi Ranch Pkwy
Yorba Linda, 92887 United States
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Unlimited available
Non-AGD Dentist - Lecture - Eliminate ugly Gum Recession - 2/29/20$50.00
17 available
AGD Member Dentist - Workshop-Eliminate Ugly Gum Recession-2/29/20$250.00
Unlimited available
AGD Member Dentist - Lecture - Eliminate Ugly Gum Recession - 2/29/20 *** FREE ***$50.00
17 available
Non-AGD Dentist - Workshop - Eliminate Ugly Gum Recession - 02/29/20$395.00
17 available
Non-AGD Dentist - Both Sessions Special - Eliminate Ugly Gum Recession - 2/29/20$425.00
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