Greetings from Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney

Drs. John Pinnix and George Betancourt would like to extend our sincerest best wishes to you and your families. We hope that you continue to navigate these most difficult times with strength, perseverance and the promise that we will all soon return to 'business as usual'.

Please note, the purpose of this email is not to go into detail about our office protocols during the current COVID- 19 response. We always have and will continue to maintain the highest level of aseptic and sterilization techniques. Regarding our office hours, we are presently closed as a result of recommendations provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the American Dental Association. For patients with upcoming appointments, trust that we will communicate directly with you via phone call to reschedule them as we learn more about our current situation.

For the time being, we want to extend to you, our patients, the helping hand you need during these times for all things dental. While we may be limited in terms of office hours and available services, Drs. Pinnix and Betancourt remain available to you via other modalities. For example, we ask that you please find and follow our social media pages, pinnixandbetancourt on Instagram, Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney on Facebook, and @BlakeneySmiles on Twitter. We will use these social media outlets as a means of communication and also a way to provide a Question & Answer forum for general questions anyone may have.

For personal/private needs related to ongoing treatment or your dental health, we will be available to schedule a virtual consultation. This may be accomplished via FaceTime, Zoom meeting or other platform whereby we may have a face to face encounter. These will be available to you, our patient, as a courtesy.

These are unprecedented times for us all. We strive to be on the front edge of the capabilities and service we provide our patients. Much of that depends on our availability and communication. We are here and we will, across any medium possible, provide the guidance you need during these difficult times. We ask that you please reach out to us either via email to the office (, one of our social media platforms, or our phone line from which you can leave a message. We will make every effort possible to get back to you in a timely manner.

From Drs. Pinnix, Betancourt and our entire staff at Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney, we hope you and your families manage the COVID-19 pandemic with an abundance of care, caution and respect for the well being of our community.


Drs. John M. Pinnix, George A. Betancourt and the staff of Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney



George A. Betancourt, DMD, FICOI is a general dentist who received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Connecticut. He went on to complete a residency in General Dentistry at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC and served as Chief Resident his final year. In addition, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular and Microbiology from the University of Central Florida.

Practice interests include complex dental rehabilitation, dental implant placement and restoration, wisdom tooth surgeries, IV sedation and cosmetic dentistry. He has extensive experience in anesthesia, physical diagnosis, emergency management of dental injuries and infections, exodontia (tooth extractions), operating room dentistry, and the dental management of medically compromised and chronically ill patients. His research background includes a study of the periodontal pathogen P. gingivalis and its effects of human gingival tissues. The project was formally presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research in Chicago, IL in 2001.

Dr. Betancourt is a Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He is also the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions. He has been voted by his peers as a Charlotte Top Dentist, a list published in Charlotte Magazine, since 2007. He has also received Outstanding Achievement honors from the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Operative Dentistry.

Dr. Betancourt continues to be active in academics. He serves as an attending faculty member in the Department of Oral Medicine at Carolinas Medical Center. He certainly has a lot of knowledge to offer new doctors in training and enjoys staying up to date on prevalent topics in his profession. 

A former division I college athlete, Dr. Betancourt played baseball at the University of Central Florida and continues to be active in sports including golf and fitness. He is fluent in English and Spanish.

Dr. Betancourt enjoys living in the south Charlotte community with his wife Melissa and their daughters Amelia, Grey and Charlie.

Video: Meet Dr. George Betancourt

Patients and coworkers describe the compassionate care Dr. George Betancourt provides during treatment. Many are impressed with his dedication to quality in both his interaction with patients and his dental work. Patients and staff alike feel comfortable and confident in his ability.


  • 1998 University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL - Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Microbiology
  • 2003 University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, Farmington, CT - Doctor of Dental Medicine
  • 2005 Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC - General Practice

Certifications and Memberships

  • Fellow, International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • North Carolina Dental License
  • North Carolina Intravenous/Moderate Sedation Permit
  • Invisalign Premier Provider
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • American Dental Association
  • North Carolina Dental Society
  • Charlotte Dental Society
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Basic Life Support, American Heart Association

Don’t wait any longer to learn more about our Charlotte dentist services! Call Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney at 704-543-1102 or fill in and submit our easy and convenient Request An Appointment form to schedule your consultation. Dr. Betancourt looks forward to meeting you!

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 today.

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