Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique

On September 24, 2016, Dr. Gradwell was certified in Los Angeles, California on the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique procedure. Chao pinhole technique is a new type of gum rejuvenation surgery that has been featured in Life After 50 Magazine, Dr. Oz, Good Morning America, Dr. Steve Show, ABC, NBC and The Doctors Show. The goal of this revolutionary technique is to treat gum recession without having to take tissue from the patients’ palate, which is typically done during normal tissue graft procedures. This is a scalpel free, suture free & graft free minimally invasive procedure for correcting gum recession and saving teeth. In most cases, the pinhole technique heals within 24 hours and can achieve great results with no excess cutting or sutures. If you are interested in learning more about how this technique can help you, please contact our office for a New Patient Pinhole consultation.

Honduras Mission Trip

Summer 2013
This past August I had the opportunity to spend a week in La Entrada Honduras with a medical mission team. This trip was a humbling experience in which we had the opportunity to treat 600 patients in five days.
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We started our mission in Honduras by setting up the very first medical clinic in a town named Trinidad.  The mayor of the town was thankful and proud that he could provide this service to his people.  I provided dental care, primarily surgeries, in the clinic at Manos Amigos in the town of La Entrada, while the medical folks on the mission team worked in the Trinidad clinic we had set up on Saturday and Sunday.
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My youngest daughter, Lauren, and I set up the pharmacy in the clinic.
We had over 30,000 pills which we bought from a medical supplier in the Netherlands and the medications were shipped to Honduras about a week before our arrival.  The two days of setting up allowed the medical team to see an unbelievable number of people, to include two school classrooms of around 120 children.  I worked in the dental clinic at Manos Amigos with two other dentists who work full time there.  I was able to provide surgical care to almost 90 patients in the five days.
It was a humbling experience and I will forever be grateful for the opportunity to serve these folks in their time of need.  One of the lessons I learned was that I will never take for granted clean drinkable water!  Hopefully over the next decade more wells could be drilled to make clean and safe water available to so many who do not have access to such.
I want to thank all those who helped us along the journey.  Your financial support and prayers were put to great use and I was proud to represent you among these beautiful and humble people.
Periodontics & Implants in Lehigh Valley Since 1990. Contact Dr. Gradwell at (610) 770-1050 for your periodontal or dental implant consultation. From our Allentown periodontal office, we serve patients in the Lehigh Valley and the surrounding areas, including Bethlehem, Easton, Coopersburg, and Reading. We look forward to showing you the state-of-the-art options available to meet your dental needs.