Pinhole Surgical Technique Sterling Heights and Clinton Township

Daniel Ardelean, DDS Performs Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Sterling Heights and Clinton Township, Michigan

Gum recession breakthrough treatment also known as Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation™ and Lunchtime Gum Lift™

The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST®), 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 a small hole 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 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.

To learn more about the Pinhole® Surgical Technique, please contact one of our Michigan dental offices located in Sterling Heights and Clinton Township.

Sterling Heights Pinhole Dental Office
Sterling Heights: (586) 739-1111
Clinton Township: (586) 465-4505

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is gum recession?

Gum recession refers to the loss of gum tissue along the gumline. This can occur as a result of periodontal disease (gingivitis, periodontitis, advanced periodontitis), the natural aging process, or abrasive habits when it comes to brushing the teeth.

Why should gum recession be taken seriously?

When gum recession occurs, the root structure of the tooth becomes exposed. This means that tooth decay and other problems can affect the teeth along the gumline and beneath it. Since healthy gums are essential for a healthy mouth, getting gum recession treated is important for lasting dental wellness.

What is Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique?

The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique is a minimally invasive option for treating gum recession. Unlike traditional grafting techniques, PST is scalpel and suture free.
All of the tools and techniques used to perform the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique were created by Dr. John Chao.

How does Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique differ from traditional gum grafting?

Traditional gum recession treatments involve the use of donor tissue or soft tissue grafts in order to rebuild the gumline. This soft tissue would be sutured in place and would join with existing gum tissue as it healed. While this traditional grafting treatment is effective, comparable results with better patient experience can be achieved through the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique.

How is Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique performed?

During the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique, 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. There are no grafts, no sutures, and no incisions needed with the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique. It simply involves the adjustment of the existing tissue.

What are the benefits of Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique?

The benefits of the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique are many:

  • Less Discomfort for the patient after treatment.
  • Faster recovery for the patient than traditional grafting.
  • No need for uncomfortable sutures.
  • No need for scalpels or invasive surgical tools.
  • No need to take donor tissue from the patients palate.
  • Excellent, natural-looking, long-lasting results.

Meet Daniel Ardelean, DDS

Certified Pinhole Surgical Technique Dentist Sterling Heights and Clinton Township, MI

Dr. Ardelean Pinhole Dentist

Dr. Daniel Ardelean was born in Romania and immigrated to the United States in 1991. His mother, Dr. Florica Ardelean, was a dentist in Romania. It wasn’t long before Dr. Ardelean found that he and his mother shared a love for working with their hands.

He attended Wayne State University, where he graduated magna cum laude with honors and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences. Even though Dr. Ardelean was accepted into medical school, he chose to attend dental school instead and graduated from University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in 2008.

In 2009, Dr. Ardelean began a surgical residency at the Midwest Implant Institute in Columbus, OH. Soon after, he completed a residency at the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine where he studied bone grafting, gum grafting, and sinus lifts.

He began his career working as an associate dentist for his mother in 2008. He then worked at Clairpointe Family Dental in St. Clair Shores, MI before arriving here at Amber Dental. Dr. Ardelean has continued to stay up to date with the latest dental training and tools, taking additional courses through Dawson’s Academy in occlusion and full-mouth reconstruction and attending symposiums at the Midwest Implant Institute. He is a Lumineers Preferred Provider, a Perio Protect provider, and has extensive training in Invisalign. Besides his thorough training, Dr. Ardelean is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of General Dentistry, and the Macomb Dental Society.

"Dr. Dan,"”" as he is known to most of his patients, understands the value of getting to know patients as real people, not just numbers, and enjoys serving his patients. Not only does he love to create beautiful smiles for his patients, he is also very active internationally, teaching dentists in numerous countries the highest level of care they can provide with dental technology. He also takes a few weeks every year to give back to several third-world countries by leading free medical and dental mobile clinics and serving the underprivileged. Dr. Dan has been happily married to Cornelia Ardelean for the past eight years. She also works in the dental field as a licensed dental hygienist. When not at our Sterling Heights, MI office, Dr. Dan loves to travel with his wife and son Samuel.

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Sterling Heights Office

Amber Dental
41400 Dequindre Rd., Suite 101
Sterling Heights, MI 48314
(586) 739-1111

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Clinton Township Office

Ardelean Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, PC
23935 Denton Street
Clinton Township, MI 48036
(586) 465-4505

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