Certified Pinhole®
Surgical Technique

Dr. Nawar Touchan Performs Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Ottawa, Ontario

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 dental offices located in Sandy Hill and Centertown.

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Meet Nawar Touchan, DMD, FRCD(c)

Certified Pinhole Surgical Technique and Board-Cerified Periodontist Ottawa

With over 10 years of practice in the field of dentistry, Dr. Nawar Touchan graduated from the University of Montreal’s Dental Medicine program in 2006. He then pursued a General Practice Residency in Detroit at the prestigious John D. Dingell VA Medical Center where he provided advanced restorative treatments to American war veterans.

Dr. Touchan continued his specialty training in periodontics at Columbia University in New York City. During his specialty training, Dr. Touchan also served as a clinical professor, teaching undergraduate dental courses in restorative dentistry and advanced courses in bone grafting, implant placement and regenerative procedures in the Graduate Periodontics program.

Dr. Touchan’s expertise includes non-surgical and surgical treatments of periodontal diseases, correction of gingival recessions, bone regeneration and implant dentistry. He provides regular trainings to the Ottawa dental community, and offers lectures and workshops to fellow specialists and dentists on implant dentistry and periodontal care.

In order to be at the forefront of new, cutting-edge treatments, Dr. Touchan pursues continuous education courses on a regular basis. He is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian College of Periodontology and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He is also member of the Canadian and American Dental Association, the American Academy of Periodontology and the Ottawa Dental Society.

Dr. Touchan matches his skill and expertise with a caring and hospitable approach. He takes great pride in providing outstanding treatment in a comfortable, personable manner. He is pleased to provide services in English, French, and Arabic.

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Periodontal Associates in Sandy Hill
278 Friel Street
Ottawa ON, K1N 7W1

Periodontal Associates in Centertown
225 Metcalfe St. suite 401
Ottawa ON, K2P 1P9