Elite Cosmetic Dentists Enhancing Lives Through Dentistry

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Personalized Dental Care

From Experienced Professionals

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Dr. John Pinnix and Dr. George Betancourt are two of Charlotte’s elite dentists and experts in general comprehensive dentistry. Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney provides cosmetic dentistryrestorative dentistryperiodontal care, and oral surgery services using the most current technologies and state-of-the-art materials.

Since Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney's founding in 2005, our meticulous approach and overwhelming patient satisfaction have earned us a reputation as one of the region's premier dental practices. We welcome guests from Ballantyne, Gastonia, and neighboring communities.

You can request your first appointment by contacting us online or calling:

(704) 543-1102

Our Mission Statement

"Our purpose is to enhance patients' quality of life through dentistry by helping people achieve the highest level of well-being that is appropriate for them." Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney

"Extremely professional, warm, and caring." Hear From Our Patients


Carolynn Sarver

Charlotte, NC


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Dr. Pinnex and his team are truly exceptional! My new smile is beautiful and so natural thanks to Dr. Pinnex's meticulous work. Plus, his team is extremely professional, warm, and caring.

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Wendy Gagnon

Charlotte, NC


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The entire office is filled with wonderful, kind and caring people! For the first time since 2012 I have no more pain when I drink or eat anything! Thank you to all of them! I recommend them to anyone! They do sedation Dentistry, which was amazing for me!

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Get to Know Our Compassionate Dental Team

The team at Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney understands the importance of working together. Our dentists and dental staff love each other's company and appreciate every patient we see in the office or out and about in Charlotte, Gastonia, and Ballantyne. We can't wait to hear from you.

Meet Our Dentists Dr. Pinnix and Dr. Betancourt

Dr. John Pinnix

John M. Pinnix IV, DMD, AAACD, FAGD, is known for his high standard of care. He is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) and is also one of the only dentists in the Charlotte, NC area, who is an Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

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Dr. George Betancourt

George A. Betancourt, DMD, FICOI, specializes in several areas, such as cosmetic dentistry and implants. He is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and has been voted a Charlotte Top Dentist, among other prestigious distinctions.

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Our Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Academy of General Dentistry
Spear Faculty Club
American Society of Anesthesiologists

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What Dr. Pinnix's AACD Accreditation
Means for You

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Any dentist can call themself a cosmetic dentist, but if you're considering a treatment like veneers, teeth whitening, or Invisalign®, you want a dentist who has proven their excellence in the specialty.

Dr. Pinnix stands a level above other cosmetic dentists in Charlotte thanks to his Accredited Membership in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Accreditation is a great honor granted only to professionals who pass a rigorous protocol that includes multiple stages of evaluation. This is the most in-depth peer-reviewed accreditation process in cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Pinnix is the only dentist in Charlotte and one of only 10 in all of North Carolina who has earned AACD accreditation. You can trust him to provide the very highest level of care when it comes to cosmetically enhancing your smile.

The Dramatic Results Of Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Pinnix's cosmetic skill is apparent in the results his patients receive. This woman's compromised smile was transformed with a set of custom porcelain veneers.
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Dr. Pinnix's patient after a smile makeover

A Full-Service Practice Offering

General, Cosmetic, and Restorative Dental Treatments

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Our Complete Dental Services 

"Thank you!"

"Wonderful!! They took such good care of me and I have had WAY too many bad experiences to count that were horrible with dentists. I was petrified and postponed my visit much longer than I should have. I'm not that way anymore.... thank you!!" Rebecca Ashton

Visit Our Sister Location

Precision Dental Partners in Ballantyne, NC

Drs. Pinnix and Betancourt with Precision Dental Partners' dentist Dr. Pirtle

We believe dentistry has become too corporate, and private equity has encroached upon the industry. That's not the case at Precision Dental Partners, a practice founded with the vision and guidance of Drs. Pinnix and Betancourt. Based in Ballantyne, NC, Precision Dental Partners answers the needs of patients instead of shareholders.

Precision Dental Partners represents a group of like-minded doctors with advanced skill sets in the field of dentistry. Our dentists are not interested in over-diagnosing dental problems to create volume. Our team provides comprehensive elite-level dental care that emphasizes meticulous examination and analytics as well as an open patient–doctor dialogue.

We Reduce Your Dental Anxiety

We want to make your visit to our Charlotte dental office as pleasant as possible. Whether you need restorative care or want to improve the appearance of your smile, we will prioritize your comfort with:
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Multiple Sedation Options for a Calm Visit

We offer nitrous oxide sedation, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation, as well as general anesthesia. These medications can even allow for quicker, more efficient treatment.

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Advanced Training in IV Sedation

Dr. Betancourt has specialized training in sedation dentistry, and he is one of the 1.5 percent of dentists in the state licensed to administer IV sedation.

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Modern Technology for the Best Results

You can benefit from our advanced technology, including intraoral cameras and CEREC® single-visit restorations. They can make care more comfortable and effective.

Many patients from outside the city, including Ballantyne and Gastonia, choose our practice due to our high level of service. Stop searching for a dentist—contact us or call:

(704) 543-1102

Preview Your New Smile with Our Digital Smile Design Services

Digital smile design is a state-of-the-art technology that allows us to exceed patient expectations and encourage patient involvement. By previewing simulated images of your results, you can give your opinion and suggest changes before starting treatment. Drs. Pinnix and Betancourt will customize your procedure based on your goals, feedback, and personal preferences. We can even combine treatments for more dramatic enhancement.

Dr. Pinnix completed a mini-residency at the NYU Dental School to master the art of digital smile design. Using our 3D cone-beam scanner and intraoral scanner, we can create digital models of your smile to precisely plan and place your restorations and help you preview your results.

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"Truly personal dentistry." Charlotte's Trusted Dental Team


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Dr. Pinnix , Dr. Betancourt and the entire staff at Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney are truly first class. I have been a patient for many years and I have been in for routine cleanings and for emergency issues. In every case, the team was professional, knowledgeable, courteous and practical in explaining and addressing my particular issues and treatment options. I would highly recommend Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney.

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Rodney L.


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Have been a patient for many years. Broke a crown on Wednesday afternoon. Thursday morning I was in the chair getting the repair done.

Can’t say enough good things about advanced dentistry. It is truly personal dentistry.

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Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney

At Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney, our goal is to enhance your quality of life through dentistry. Dr. John M. Pinnix IV and Dr. George A. Betancourt are proud to be associated with a range of prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • International College of Oral Implantologists
  • Spear Study Club
  • Charlotte Dental Society
  • Invisalign® Certified Provider

For more information about our services, contact our Charlotte office online or call (704) 543-1102.

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