9201 West Sunset Boulevard Suite 415
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 274-1428

Welcome to the dental office of Dr. Piehl, specializing in Pinhole “Lunchtime” Gum Lift™, periodontics, dental implants & headache pain relief







Dr. Joel J.Piehl has been serving the West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and West Los Angeles communities with state-of-the-art periodontal, implant and headache pain relief dentistry for over 40 years. 




Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST) is a minimally invasive option for treating gum recession. Incision and suture free. It allows for the immediate treatment of more teeth with fewer visits, with less discomfort than traditional soft tissue techniques. PST was created by Dr. John Chao, who personally taught Dr. Piehl the process.

Dental implants can restore the look and function of your teeth.

Comprehensive periodontal care to treat the number one cause of toth loss.

With the new technology of TruDenta®, our patients have found relief from pain associated with migraines and headaches without the use of drugs. 

Treatment for TMJ/TMD can ease the discomfort of chronic facial and neck pain as well as recurring headaches. 


100% of patients would refer friends and family to us.

 See our latest reviews.

5.0 - Jan 21, 2016
kevinmLos Angeles

"Was a great experience considering the procedure. Appreciate the quick and well done job."

5.0 -  Jan 8, 2016
gloriadLos Angeles

"Dr. Piehl is excellent."

5.0 - Dec 29, 2015

"They are terriffic! They do a great job while always making you feel comfortable."

4.0 - Dec 24, 2015
stuartgLos Angeles

"Very good"

5.0 - Nov 10, 2015

"I've been going to Dr. Piehl for 22 years and trust him completely!




Pinhole Musings

I want to share my experiences over the last couple of years since I’ve been doing the Pinhole Surgical Technique to reverse gum recession.

To see a patient’s reaction to seeing their smile suddenly become decades younger has been very gratifying. I now know what a cosmetic surgeon experiences when he or she observes the joy in his patients. It’s something I don’t often see immediately with other procedures.

No matter how we look at it, appearances are important to us and play a hefty role
in our society. We feel better when we look good, we project that feeling, and the world responds in turn. So when I can literally transform someone’s smile in a sitting, I know how it translates to how he or she feels. That is incredibly rewarding to me personally and professionally.

To be sure, it isn’t just the improvement in appearance that matters or is felt, but also the reduced risk of tooth loss and greater comfort because of less tooth sensitivity.


Immediate and Great Results using a New Approach

to Treating Gum Recession!

As you might know, I perform the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST®), a revolutionary procedure reversing gum recession. I’ve now seen long-term results that are stunning

The Pinhole technique doesn’t require incisions or sutures, and there is no need to graft tissue from other sites in the mouth.  While patients love those facts, what is significant to most (aside from great results) is that they experience little, if any discomfort with virtually no down time. That was how it got the nickname of “lunchtime gum lift.”  

In short, this technique allows for the immediate treatment of more teeth in one visit, with less discomfort than traditional tissue grafting techniques.

Plus and foremost, my patients look great!

I am one of a select few dentists worldwide that is certified in this technique and one of few specialists on the Westside of LA who was personally taught by the inventor John Chao, D.D.S.  Please don’t hesitate to talk with me about this procedure.

Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST)


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With experience second to none, Dr. Piehl is able to restore your oral health with more  comfort and efficiency than ever before. Providing quality dental care to West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, West Los Angeles & all surrounding California areas.



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