Dr. Raphael V. Goldstein, DDS, of Goldstein Dental Group located in Novi, Michigan, has been certified in the practice of the Chao Pinhole surgical technique, which offers a minimally invasive alternative to traditional gum surgery. Dr. Goldstein’s practice provides a variety of dental services to area clientele, including the installation of crowns, bridges, and veneers. His dental group also offers cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry, root canal therapy, and emergency services.
Dr. Goldstein has a reputation for providing state-of-the-art dental procedures to his patients, and is also known for endeavoring to educate his patients about dental care. His approach to dentistry calls for patients to become active participants in maintaining their own good dental health.
The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique was perfected and patented by Dr. John Chao, DDS. It involves a non-surgical process that uses no scalpels and requires no sutures afterward. In the Chao Pinhole technique, a small needle-hole is created in the gum and precision instruments are used to gently loosen gum tissue, then ease it over the recessed part of a tooth to re-establish the gum line.
With no cutting and no stitching, the recovery period afterward is much quicker because there is no pain, swelling, or bleeding in the affected area. In addition, there is an immediate cosmetic improvement to the appearance of the gum area, with the recessed area then being covered, thus producing a better result.
It is estimated that over half the US population has experienced gum recession to some extent, and could potentially benefit from the technique developed by Dr. Chao. He has appeared on national television shows to promote the procedure as a more modern alternative to surgery, and he regularly conducts seminars and live demonstrations of the technique. Dr. Chao maintains his regular dental practice at Alhambra Dental in Alhambra, California.
Dr. Goldstein began his training for dentistry at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, and has attended several other institutions for specialized follow-up training. In 1993, he settled with his family in Novi, Michigan to practice family dentistry under the business umbrella of Goldstein Dental Group, PLLC. He continues to learn the most modern techniques in the field, and seeks out continuing education opportunities regularly. Dr. Goldstein is affiliated with several professional organizations, including the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.