New Year, New Smile With Austin Dentist Trained to Perform Innovative Method for Treating Gum Recession


New Year, New Smile With Austin Dentist Trained to Perform Innovative Method for Treating Gum Recession
Dr. Vincent Ip at SMILE 360 now offers the minimally invasive gum recession procedure

PR Newswire
AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 31, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Austin-based dentist, Dr. Vincent Ip, is among the first dentists in Texas to offer the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™ (PST). This new, minimally invasive procedure, which helps with gum recession, is being performed at SMILE 360 in Austin, Texas.

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Invented in 2007 by Dr. John Chao, the gum recession procedure has been tested over a period of several years and eliminated the former method of gum grafting surgery proving to be a much better option for dental patients. The entire procedure can be done in just one appointment and takes about an hour to complete and most patients get back to their normal activities within 24 hours.

“The former technique used cutting, grafting and stitching and the downtime would be weeks. With the new PST, we can use local anesthetic and there is no cutting, suturing or downtime and patients experience little to no swelling, bleeding or pain,” said Vincent Ip, DDS founder of SMILE 360 in Austin, Texas. “The best part of the new procedure is that instant results are achieved in the appearance of the gums and the patients, who have had other cosmetic procedures such as Invisalign or veneers, see even better results from this technique.”

Dedicated to helping his patients with their oral health, Dr. Ip is constantly looking for ways to expand his expertise in dentistry and keep current on all of the latest advancements in the dental world. He is always seeking the latest and greatest dental ideas and tools to ensure his patients receive the most current and up to date care possible in a caring and comfortable setting. Dr. Ip was recently trained personally by Dr. Chao to learn how to perform this procedure.

To learn more about the pinhole surgical technique for gum repair or to speak with Dr. Vincent Ip, contact SMILE 360 in Austin by phone at 512-444-4746 or email at


Dr. Vincent Ip is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from New York University College of Dentistry. He also completed a Pediatric Preceptorship at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. SMILE 360 on South Lamar was born out of his passion to provide all around dental care with an emphasis on cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Ip is a proud member of: American Dental Association; Academy of General Dentistry; American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry; Texas Dental Association; and Capital Area Dental Society. To learn more about the dental services provided by Dr. Ip, please visit

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