Dr. Marianna Farber is certified to perform the Pinhole®Surgical Technique in New York, NY


Pinhole® breakthrough treatment offers patients an easier, minimally invasive option to correct gum recession. 

The Pinhole® Surgical Technique/ Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation® 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 small holes 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 our office.

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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 Mariana Farber DDS

Pinhole® Surgical Technique Certified Dentist in New York, NY

For over 15 years, Dr. Marianna Farber has provided patients with exceptional dental care centered around artistry and integrity. As a leader in restorative and cosmetic dentistry, she founded Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry in 2001 with the comfort, safety, and overall well-being of her patients in mind. Through the years, Dr. Farber has established herself as a highly skilled dentist dedicated to achieving excellent results that make her patients smile brighter than ever before. Dr. Farber and her talented, experienced team of dental professionals are dedicated to providing care that is personalized to meet your needs.


At Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry in New York, Dr. Farber provides her patients with restorative, general, cosmetic, and advanced dental treatments and procedures. She creates customized treatment plans to restore both the full functionality and aesthetic appearance of her patients’ smiles. As a part of general dentistry, Dr. Farber provides dental exams, dental cleanings, digital x-rays, tooth-colored fillings, inlays and onlays, and bite analysis treatments. For patients wanting to enhance the look of their smile, she offers teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, dental bonding and contouring, gum contouring and sculpting, smile makeovers, and Invisalign. Dr. Farber also works to restore dental implants, including those that are provided during full-mouth restorations. The advanced procedures Dr. Farber offers at her practice are scaling and root planing, root canal therapy, sleep apnea treatments, and sedation dentistry.


Dr. Farber earned her dental degree in 1996 from the New York University College of Dentistry. Following dental school, she completed her advanced residency training at the renowned St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, where she honed her skills across a variety of general, cosmetic, and restorative dental treatments and procedures. Dedicated to remaining at the forefront of her field, Dr. Farber consistently participates in continued education courses throughout the year, which enables her to implement the latest dental technologies and techniques into her practice. She has also become Chao Pinhole certified to perform innovative gum contouring and sculpting procedures.


In addition to refining her skills through continued education, Dr. Farber is also an active member of several prestigious dental organizations including:


  • The American Dental Association (ADA)

  • The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)

  • The International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)

  • The New York State Dental Association (NYSDA)

To ensure the highest level of patient care, Dr. Farber works closely with Jason J. Kim Dental Aesthetics located on the North Shore of Long Island, NY. Through a unique partnership with this state-of-the-art dental lab, Dr. Farber is able to provide the most effective and efficient treatment options for restorative dental cases, ranging from routine porcelain veneers to complex reconstructions and smile makeovers. Her relationship with Jason J. Kim Dental Aesthetics entitles Dr. Farber to meet patients at the nearby lab to complete customized dental restorations from start to finish all in a single day. Additionally, her alliance with the renowned lab offers patients the opportunity to receive on-site consultations from the elite technicians who will actually be designing their restorations, all in the comfort of her office.




Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry
115 E 57th St. Suite 1520
New York, NY 10022





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