Elite Cosmetic Dentists Enhancing Lives through Dentistry

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Personalized Dental Care by Experienced Professionals 

Your search for superior dental care is over! Dr. John M. Pinnix and Dr. George A. Betancourt are two of Charlotte’s elite dentists and experts in general comprehensive dentistry. Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney provides cosmetic, restorative, periodontal, and surgical services using the most current technologies and state-of-the-art materials.

Since the practice was founded in 2005, a meticulous approach and overwhelming patient satisfaction have earned Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney a reputation as one of the region's premier dental practices. If you are looking for restorative and cosmetic work in the Charlotte, NC, area, our team is confident we can meet your needs. We welcome guests from Ballantyne, Gastonia, and neighboring communities.

Dr. John M. Pinnix (Left) and Dr. George A. Betancourt (Right)
Dr. Pinnix (Left) and Dr. Betancourt (Right)

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

Meet the Dental Team

At Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney, the dental team understands the importance of working together as a unit. The staff gets along both professionally and personally. This translates to a more comfortable and welcoming atmosphere for patients, as well.

"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

Our Professional Affiliations

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

Our Dentists Are Ready to Meet You Book a Virtual Consultation

Are you considering a comprehensive procedure such as a smile makeover or full mouth reconstruction incorporating dental implants? Are you interested in receiving sedation before your next appointment? You can have your initial consultation with Dr. Pinnix or Dr. Betancourt from the comfort of your own home during a virtual consultation. Using doxy.me, Zoom, or Google Duo, you can:

  • Meet with your dentist much sooner
  • Explore your candidacy for treatment and ask questions
  • Begin planning your procedure

The first step is as easy as reaching out online or calling:

(704) 543-1102

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Meet with our dentists from the comfort of your home.

What Our Patients Have to Say...


Rob Gerden


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The staff and service at Advanced Dentistry at Blakeney are second to none. Dr. Pinnix and Dr. Betancourt are extremely professional and courteous.  In addition, the staff are incredibly competent and friendly. I have been going to them for years along with my children.   And though this is my first review of any organization, I felt compelled to post this A+ grade of their practice...

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James Weymann


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It doesn't surprise me that this office has a rare 5 star rating which is so hard to do. I was there today and have been going there for about 11 years or so and they are always so amazing the staff along with Dr. Betancourt and his partner are so nice and make going to the dentist not so scary anymore and trust me,,, I've had them do it all to me.  Many thanks to them also for fitting me in on short notice.  yall are the best!

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Comprehensive Care Close to Home Delivering the Dentistry You Need

We are proud to provide comprehensive dental care for families from Charlotte, NC, Ballantyne, Gastonia, and other communities in one convenient location. Because our dentists have advanced training in many areas of dentistry, we can meet a wider range of dental needs. When you first visit Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney, you will undergo a thorough consultation and exam involving a dental checkup, periodontal assessment, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) evaluation, and bite analysis. This will allow your dentist to identify dental problems and develop a customized treatment plan.

We are equipped to meet your every need, from routine cleanings to smile makeovers. In addition, we can provide complete implant treatment, from advanced preparatory procedures like bone grafting to restoration design and placement.

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Our office in Charlotte, NC

Our Complete Dental Services 

Need an Emergency Dentist? Our Team Is Here to Help

The team at Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney

We not only provide regular care to help maintain the health and beauty of your smile; we also provide emergency dental services for patients with severe dental infections and knocked-out teeth. We know that accidents can happen at the most inconvenient times, and we will do our best to schedule your appointment as soon as possible.

Not sure if you have an emergency on your hands? Schedule a virtual consultation and discuss your case with one of our friendly doctors. To book a virtual consultation, contact us online or call us:

(704) 543-1102

"Just a Great Overall Experience!" More 5-Star Reviews


Kevin Christmas


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Dr. Pinnix and his staff make it a pleasure to come to the dentist! Amber and Kristen go out of their way to make routine cleanings comfortable and as enjoyable as possible.  Dr. Pinnix is so easy to talk to and explains any issues in a way that is easy to understand. I would highly recommend Dr. Pinnix and his staff.

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Gayle Ray-Bush


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Dr Betancourt and his team are great! Love the fact that they can 3D print a crown out as you wait, so no need for a temporary and a second appt. my husband decided to give them a try after listening to me say how much I liked Dr Betancourt and After his first appt he told me he was so glad he went. Just a great overall experience!

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Do You Experience Dental Anxiety? Your Comfort Is Our Priority 

Your health and comfort are our top priorities, and we want to make your dental care as pleasant as possible. 

Whether you need restorative care or want to improve the appearance of your smile, we will prioritize your comfort. We offer three types of sedation: nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation. These medications can even allow for quicker, more efficient treatment. 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.

To help you feel confident in your treatment, we will explain each procedure in detail, work with you to develop a treatment plan that addresses your unique needs, and take our time to make certain that you are comfortable with your dental plan before proceeding with treatment. Our dentists can also provide detailed mock-ups and wax-ups to show you what your smile will look like after your procedures.

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Enjoy our fully stocked beverage bar while you wait.

Have a Better Experience at the Dentist's Office Visit Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney Today

When you visit our Charlotte office, conveniently located near the Blakeney Shopping Mall, our friendly staff will always greet you with a smile. During treatment, you can relax in our leather massage chairs, listen to music, or watch TV. Most importantly, you will benefit from our advanced technology, including intraoral cameras, digital x-rays, CEREC® single-visit restorations, and more. These tools can make your treatment more comfortable, efficient, 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 and schedule your appointment today online or by calling:

(704) 543-1102

Dramatic Smile Transformations

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Teeth after treatment
With a full mouth rehabilitation, this patient can enjoy a smile that is both functional and beautiful. 

Preview Your New Smile with Our Digital Smile Design Services

See Your Results before Treatment Begins

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

One of our dentists has completed a mini-residency at the NYU Dental School to master the art of digital smile design. Using our 3-D cone beam scanner and intraoral scanner, we can create digital models of your smile to help you feel more excited about your results.

Refine Your Appearance  With Our Featured Treatments 

Dental Implants

For the right candidates, implants are the very best solution for missing teeth. Unlike traditional restorations, an implant-supported crown, bridge, or denture also replaces the tooth roots. Implants are small titanium devices that fuse permanently with the jaw to provide an unrivaled level of support and stability for all sizes of restorations. They also stop the jaw atrophy that follows tooth loss. Our doctors have advanced training in the placement and restoration of implants.

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At Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney, we offer several types of implants, including the advanced All-on-4 placement method. This specialized treatment can support a full denture using only four implant posts. Our doctors will place two implants vertically in the front of the jaw and two at an angle to take advantage of the remaining jawbone tissue. For many patients, All-on-4 saves time and money by eliminating the need for a dental bone graft. It can also reduce the number of adjustments your denture needs over the years since the implants prevent jaw atrophy.

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Porcelain Veneers

The search for the perfect smile is over. Today's porcelain veneers are virtually identical to natural teeth, and they are uniquely capable of hiding the common imperfections that can detract from your smile. Whether you'd like to conceal staining, irregularly shaped teeth, or other concerns, veneers can achieve a stunning transformation in just two quick visits to our office. Our cosmetic dentists only use the highest quality materials, including IPS e.max® and IPS Empress®. These lifelike, durable ceramics offer an incredible range of shade-matching options.

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Smile Makeover

A smile makeover combines two or more cosmetic and restorative treatments to address all of your dental issues in a streamlined procedure. Common elements of treatment include teeth whitening, veneers, and bonding. You are in charge of your treatment during a smile makeover, and our dentists are here to listen to your needs and goals. A smile makeover can also save you time and money by reducing the number of office visits and anesthesia needed to perform the treatment. 

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Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a custom restoration that covers the surface of a damaged tooth, protecting it from further damage, reinforcing its strength, and concealing aesthetic flaws all at once. Our doctors use CEREC® technology to create beautiful, long-lasting restorations in just one visit. Same-day restorations eliminate the need for temporaries and multiple appointments, allowing you to enjoy your results much faster.

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Have You Been Putting off a Dental Exam? You Are Not Alone!

Don't Wait Reasons to Schedule an Appointment​ Today

The team at Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney in Charlotte understands it can be hard to find time to visit the dentist. But there are several reasons why you should not delay treatment...

Lower Your Risk Of Health Issues

Did you know putting off regular dental exams and cleanings can increase your risk for serious health conditions like heart disease and diabetes? We take advantage of the latest technology in dentistry to diagnose any potential oral health conditions in the early stages and more effectively treat the problem. 

Save Yourself Money

Scheduling regular dental work can prevent the need for costly extractions and restorative treatment. Our doctors will help you maintain good long-term oral health with preventative care and comprehensive treatment. We also accept several kinds of dental insurance to make treatment accessible for most patients. 

Maximum Comfort and Convenience

Whether it's a busy schedule, fear of pain, or concerns over cost that are keeping you from the dentist's office, we want want to remove these barriers. We offer convenient care to residents in Charlotte, Ballantyne, and Gastonia, NC, and will work directly with your insurance company to maximize your benefits. By offering sedation dentistry, we can also make the experience more relaxing for those anxious about undergoing treatment. 

"I Have Never Ever Received Such Good Care"  We Treat Patients as People First


Octavia Eisen


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As a patient of Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney for many years, I encourage all who are looking for a new provider for their dental issues to consider Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney. All of our family members are patients, including our 96 year old mother. Their professionalism, knowledge, courtesy, and kindness are so appreciated.

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Caryn Cusick


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I cannot heap enough praise on this dental practice!  For no good reason I have high anxiety when visiting the dentist and have never ever received such good care and understanding as I have had at this facility! They literally work at making my anxiety go away and at the end I always leave wondering why I was so nervous in the first place! I highly recommend!!!!

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We are constantly striving to improve our services. The best way for us to do that is with your feedback! Please leave a review or rating about your experience at our practice.

Dr. Pinnix and Dr. Betancourt

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
  • International College of Oral Implantologists
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists

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

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