a new minimally-invasive procedure

The Chao Pinhole Technique / gum graft alternative.

Dr. Ressler is both a gum specialist and a recognized expert in the treatment of gum recession. The Chao Pinhole method is surprisingly comfortable and usually takes less than an hour. No incisions or stitching are required. Unlike gum grafting, no gum tissue needs to be taken from the roof of the mouth.

Dr. Ressler is one of the most experienced Pinhole gum surgeons in South Florida, and was personally trained in California by Dr. Chao, the inventor of this revolutionary technique.

How it works to repair receding gums.

This gum graft alternative (gum rejuvenation or “lunch-time gum lift”) is performed through a tiny pinhole made in the gum well above the teeth with specialized instruments to gently loosen and gradually reposition the gums back to a healthier, more beautiful, and youthful position. Dr. Ressler places soft pieces of resorbable collagen (that gradually melt away) to support and stabilize the new gum line.

The pinhole usually disappears completely within 24 to 48 hours and patients typically take only acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Motrin/Advil) for a few days following the treatment visit. Exposed roots are often covered completely, and the teeth are protected from further erosion. Dr. Ressler usually recommends a soft nightguard (and gentle brushing) to help prevent recurrence of gum recession.

Dr. Ressler is one of the few periodontists in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Boynton Beach to be personally trained and certified in California by Dr. Chao, the creator of the pinhole technique, a highly proven method and alternative to many gum graft procedures.

Your new gumline in about an hour!

  •  No scalpel incisions!
  •  No stitches!
  •  No gum taken from the roof of the mouth!
  •  Fast healing and minimally invasive!
  •  Less discomfort than traditional grafting!
  •  Works for upper and lower teeth!
  •  Instantly recognizable results!

Why correct receding gums?

  •  Protect your teeth from further erosion.
  •  Prevent continued gum recession.
  •  Reduce sensitivity to hot and cold.
  •  Rejuvenate your gum line
  •  Improve your appearance!
  •  Look younger with normal teeth.


Meet the inventor of the technique, Dr. Chao, and watch him explain his revolutionary technique for fixing receding gums without gum grafts. Hear the stories of actual patients who have benefited from the procedure on national and local news stories.  See their amazing "before and after" results!

Dr. Ressler was personally trained by Dr. Chao in California and certified in the Pinhole Surgical Technique. Dr. Ressler is one of the most experienced pinhole surgeons in the Boca Raton, Delray, and Boynton Beach area and performs the procedure routinely in his office. Dr. Chao has also referred patients who live in Florida to Dr. Ressler for performance of his pinhole technique.

Did you know?

Dr. Ressler is both a periodontal surgical specialist and a recognized expert in the treatment of gum disease.

Academic and Professional Credentials

Over 20 years of clinical experience in implant dentistry and periodontics

University of Pennsylvania
Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.)
Philadelphia, PA

Advanced studies in cosmetic dentistry

New York University
Periodontics/Dental Implantology

three-year specialist residency
New York City, NY

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Chao pinhole vs. gum grafts: a more comfortable alternative!

Patients generally love this procedure, as there is usually a very fast recovery, and the improvement in appearance is immediate. Patients with gum recession in the past had no alternative to gum tissue being taken from the roof of the mouth. The need for large amounts of gum tissue made treating multiple teeth with gum recession difficult, uncomfortable, and time-consuming. The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST) covers multiple teeth more easily, works equally well for both upper and lower teeth, is less invasive, and the results are usually predictable, stable, and long-lasting.

Scientifically validated.

Gum treatments to repair receding gums must be supported by research and evidence insuring that they are both safe and effective before they can be incorporated into clinical practice. Dr. Chao’s Pinhole technique and the creator’s patient study data was published in the prestigious International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry in 2012. The study concluded that the technique was effective, predictable, minimally-invasive and had an exceptionally high rate of patient satisfaction.

State-of-the-art care by a gum specialist.

Choosing a periodontist is an important decision for you, especially when thinking about restoring receding gums. Dr. Ressler has established one of the most technologically advanced dental offices in the Boca-Delray-Boynton (Palm Beach County) area. His office is equipped with an in-office 3-dimensional CT scanner to help plan and place dental implants safely and efficiently. Dr. Ressler is also one of the few doctors in the area to incorporate an medical-grade operating microscope for periodontal treatments, use an advanced laser system for treatment of gum disease, create CEREC same-day (no-temporary needed) porcelain crowns printed right in the office, and offer piezo technology as a modern alternative to the dental drill. Personally trained and certified by Dr. Chao in California, Dr. Ressler is highly experienced in the Pinhole technique to treat receding gums.

Top causes of receding gums

  •  Overly aggressive brushing.
  •  Clenching or grinding teeth.
  •  Genetics and anatomy of your mouth.
  •  Gum disease.
  •  Previous periodontal surgery.
  •  Previous orthodontic treatment.

What to expect on your first visit

  •  A personal meeting with Dr. Ressler.
  •  An examination of your teeth and gums.
  •  Any needed dental x-rays will be taken.
  •  Treatment options will be reviewed.
  •  An estimate of costs will be provided.
  •  Review gum graft alternative options.

Take the first step towards your healthier new smile.
Call us at 561.499.7400 today!


About Dr. Ressler

"We have seen so many patients with gum recession who just didn't want gum tissue taken from the roof of their mouth. The Chao Pinhole method offers them a less invasive alternative, with an often dramatic improvement that they can see in the mirror, even before they leave the office . . . "

— L.L. Ressler, D.M.D.

Lawrence L. Ressler, D.M.D.

Gum specialist / periodontist - state-of-the-art care.
Over 22 years experience as a gentle, caring, and trustworthy dentist.

Friendly, attentive, knowledgeable, and experienced in advanced dentistry.

A recognized and experienced clinician, Lawrence L. Ressler, D.M.D. received his dental training from the University of Pennsylvania (PENN) and his specialty certification in periodontics and dental implant surgery from New York University (NYU). Dr. Ressler also holds two undergraduate degrees from Tulane University (B.A.) and the F.I.U. College of Engineering (B.S.).

Doctor Ressler is a fourth-generation dentist; his father, great-uncle, and great-grandfather are all dentists. He takes time in consulting with his patients and goes out of his way to make sure all their questions are fully answered. His patients often comment that they feel comfortable with him and that he is a great communicator. All of his patients receive his personal attention as well as his personal cell phone number following their procedures.

Born in New York City, Dr. Ressler grew up in Miami Beach and presently resides in Palm Beach County. Dr. Ressler’s varied personal interests include architectural and interior design, film, theater, photography, graphic arts, playing tennis, and fitness. He enjoys spending time with his family, experimenting in the kitchen, and traveling, but most of all, he loves teaching his young daughter how to sing and play the piano.

University of Pennsylvania
Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.)
Philadelphia, PA

New York University
Periodontics/Dental Implantology
New York City, NY


University of Pennsylvania Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) General and Cosmetic Dentistry

New York University Periodontics and Dental Implantology Implant surgery / periodontology

Florida International University Bachelor of Science College of Engineering

Tulane University Bachelor of Arts Undergraduate training

Areas of practice

Cosmetic dentistry
Dental implants
Oral surgery
Extractions & grafting
Chao Pinhole Technique
Laser gum treatment
Adult orthodontics
Cosmetic dentistry
All-on-4, All-on-6
CEREC same-day crowns
Porcelain veneers
Dental bonding
Invisalign® clear aligners

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Our philosophy

Dr. Ressler listens to you, and uses his expertise to determine how he can best help you. He offers reasonable options and alternatives for dental care, and saves teeth whenever possible. Our office incorporates the latest and most proven technologies to make the dental experience easier - and more comfortable for you. We treat all of our patients like members of our own family.

Our services

All performed in-house, by our doctor and dental hygienists.

  • dental cleanings and x-rays
  • dental implant consultations
  • dental second opinions
  • periodontal cleanings
  • scaling and root planing
  • deep cleanings
  • teeth whitening
  • laser gum treatment
  • periodontal surgery
  • non-surgical gum treatment
  • fix receding gums
  • periodontal maintenance
  • snoring appliances
  • Invisalign® to straighten teeth
  • invisible braces
  • straighten teeth without braces
  • All-on-4 dental implants
  • All-on-6 dental implants
  • gum grafting
  • biopsy in mouth
  • same-day dental implants
  • receding gum treatment
  • gum grafting procedures
  • Chao pinhole technique
  • tooth extractions
  • bone grafting
  • sinus elevation-lifts
  • expose and bond impacted
  • 3-D dental scan (CBCT)
  • cosmetic dentistry
  • sleep apnea appliances
  • dental implants done in a day
  • dental crowns and tooth caps
  • veneers, crowns, and bonding
  • CEREC same-day crowns
  • smile makeovers

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★★★★★ “5-star dental experience, every day!”

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Where to find us.

Call our office today at 561.499.7400 and a friendly member of our office staff will be pleased to answer any questions you may have about our practice or your particular dental needs! Be sure to ask us about our current SPECIAL OFFERS and INTERNET PROMOTIONS when you call our office! We make dental treatment affordable!

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Our convenient office is located between Boca Raton and Delray Beach on Jog Road with easy access from Boynton Beach and Lake Worth via I-95 and the Turnpike (Atlantic Ave. exit). We are minutes away from almost everywhere in Palm Beach County.

People just like you are coming from from all over Palm Beach County and South Florida for dental treatment with Dr. Ressler.

Our patients visit us from:

Deerfield Beach, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, Wellington, West Palm Beach, and Palm Beach Gardens.

Take the first step towards your healthier new smile.
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There are lots of great reasons to choose Dr. Ressler as your trusted dentist for cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, gum treatment, invisible braces, and smile makeovers.

And here are just a few of them!

U PENN/NYU trained cosmetic dentist and periodontist.
20+ years of experience with dental implants & gum treatment.
State-of-the-art office with latest technology.
Advanced laser options & computer-guided dental treatment.
Precise, high-resolution dentistry under Zeiss operating microscope.
All digital, low-radiation x-ray and 3-D CT imaging.
Conservative & minimally-invasive treatment options.
Warm, friendly, and accomodating staff.
We work with most major dental insurance plans.
Interest-free payment plans and financing available.
Highly-reviewed dentist with excellent dental hygienists.

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We can build you a beautiful smile!

Are you unhappy with the appearance of your teeth? Unattractive old crowns, missing teeth, or loose-fitting dentures can be a thing of the past. We offer dental implants placed by a specialist, smile makeovers using the latest ceramics and cosmetic dentistry techniques, veneers, whitening, dental cleanings, and Invisalign®.

Call us today to find out how Dr. Ressler can help you achieve the smile you deserve!



Dental implants by an NYU-trained specialist.

Dental implants can greatly improve the quality of your day-to-day life by replacing missing teeth or securing loose-fitting dentures. Ask us about our new minimally-invasive techniques and dental implants done in a day!

Dr. Ressler is a recognized expert in dental implant treatment and offers computer-guided implant surgery, crowns, and restorative dental care – all under one roof, in one office location.



Laser gum treatment - save your teeth!

Periodontal disease affects 80% of all Americans and is the leading cause of tooth loss. We offer state-of-the-art laser gum treatment for bleeding and swollen gums.

Laser gum treatment has the advantage of no cutting, no stitching, and less discomfort than traditional gum surgery. Make an appointment today to find out how Dr. Ressler, a specialist in gum disease, can help you save your teeth!



We fix receding gums comfortably!

Dr. Ressler is certified in the Chao Pinhole Technique, a revolutionary alternative to traditional surgery for gum recession. No scalpel, no stitching, and no taking of gum tissue from the roof of the mouth. This gum rejuvenation (lunch-time gum lift) has a fast recovery time, minimal discomfort, and instantly recognizable results.

Call our office to find out more about how we can help you restore your receding gums!



CEREC: Crowns delivered the same day.

Beautiful, natural-looking, metal-free high-strength ceramic crowns and caps, no temporaries needed – performed in just one-visit!

No more goopy dental impressions – we scan your teeth with a special camera and then design and mill superbly fitting, gorgeous life-like crowns. Instead of waiting weeks to finish dental work, enjoy your new teeth the very same day!



Your modern, state-of-the-art dental office.

No question about it: the technology we offer in our office gives our patients the best dental experience possible with shorter, safer, and more comfortable procedures!

Digital (no-goop) impressions, smile design, 3-D imaging, and CEREC same-day teeth help deliver beautiful results. Dr. Ressler’s commitment to lasers, advanced materials, and the latest methods sets a new standard for dental care!



All-digital imaging and 3-D technology.

Digital x-rays and 3-D scanning benefits our patients by detecting cavities and dental disease earlier, and makes procedures like dental implant placement safer, faster, and more comfortable.

Our digital video camera technology scans your teeth with a special wand, and often completely avoids the need for messy, goopy dental impressions. Teeth can be milled or printed in the office, and many treatment results are available even the same day!



Straighten crooked teeth without braces!

Invisalign® clear aligners are nearly invisible, and can straighten your teeth and give you the confidence of a new smile! Performed by Dr. Ressler, an Invisalign® certified provider, many patients no longer require traditional braces and wires, and some treatments can be performed in just a few short months!

Call us to learn more about our “Invisalign smile simulation” and see some before and afters!



Cosmetic dentistry and digital smile design.

You deserve a great smile. Beautiful teeth give you confidence, make you look younger, and even open up new social, romantic, and work opportunities.

Dr. Ressler straightens, re-shapes, lightens, brightens, replaces, and re-builds teeth with veneers, crowns, and implants. He uses digital before-and-after simulations, so you can see what your new smile will look like, even before you get started with treatment!



Serving all of Palm Beach County!

Dr. Ressler’s modern, state-of-the-art office is located on Jog (Powerline) Road between Boca Raton and Delray Beach about 5 minutes south of Boynton Beach with easy access from the Atlantic Ave. exit of both I-95 and the Florida Turnpike.

Patients just like you visit us from Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, Wellington, and Palm Beach Gardens to meet Dr. Ressler and improve their dental health.



Any questions? Call our office at 561.499.7400 and a friendly member of our office staff will be pleased to answer any questions you may have about our practice or your particular dental needs!

Take the first step towards achieving a healthy and beautiful smile!

Affordable and flexible monthly payment plans available for qualified patients.

No upfront costs involved.

Low interest rates for extended payment terms.

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We work with most major dental insurance to help you afford your needed treatment!

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15300 Jog Road - Suite 201
Boca-Delray, FL 33446
tel 561.499.7400

University of Pennsylvania
Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.)

New York University
Periodontics/Dental Implantology

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