Options To Become Pinhole® Certified

Pinhole® Video Library

Pinhole® Video Library

 In-Person Certification Course

includes everything in the online course plus a one day hands-on training on high quality cadavers in the dental-chair

upon registration for the In-person course, you will receive "immediate access" to the online library and your instruments will be shipped to you so you can prepare in advance for the live training


$7,500 course fee (14 CE)                                                          


 In-Person training schedule

  1.  ​​7-8 am check-in and continental ​breakfast

  2.  Instrumentation & academic material review

  3.  Live Pinhole® surgery by Dr. John Chao

  4.  Hands-on typodont training

  5.  Breakout session for staff

  6.  Lunch

  7.  Hands-on cadaver training in a dental chair

  8.  6-8 pm dinner

          In-person cadaver training a la cart -

for dentists who only purchased the online course and now want to add hands on training


for Pinhole graduates who want to refresh & improve their Pinhole skills  


                                                          $2,500 In-person cadaver training fee (7 CE)


 Online Certification Course 

includes 1 cassette of patented Pinhole® instruments

(No travel & Learn at your own pace)

 $5,500 course fee (7 CE)

Total list of included features:

  1. 24-Month access to the Pinhole® online library of training videos.

  2. One cassette of 13 patented Pinhole® instruments ($4,000 value)  

  3. Typodont & mount for practice 

  4. Support sessions via Zoom for doctor & staff

  5. ​Access to the Pinhole® Doctors Forum on Facebook.

  6. Use of Pinhole® trademarks & patents to brand you as  "Pinhole® Certified".

  7. 7 CE

airport options

LAX - 27 miles
Bob Hope (Burbank) - 25 miles
Ontario - 30 miles
John Wayne (Santa Ana)- 40 miles

hotel options

Marriott Courtyard ($159/night)

5 miles from Pinhole Academy

180 N. Fair Oaks Ave. Pasadena CA, 91103


Book Online with The Courtyard-Corporate Rate


(phone reservations group rate

code Pinhole Surgical Technique)

Days Inn Alhambra ($130+/night)(walking distance-one block)

15 N 1st Street, Alhambra CA 91801

(626) 380-9797

Book Online with Days Inn 

The Langham  ($235+ /night)

3 miles from Pinhole Academy

1401 S Oak Knoll Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106

(626) 568-3900

Book Online with The Langham-Corporate Rate

(phone reservations group rate

code Pinhole Surgical Technique)

Hilton San Gabriel

3 miles from Pinhole Academy

(no group rate)

225 W Valley Blvd, San Gabriel, CA 91776

(626) 270-2700

Book Online with Hilton San Gabriel

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