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


John M Pinnix IV, DMD, FAGD is a general, reconstructive, and cosmetic dentist dedicated to providing the highest quality of care for his patients. He is passionate about improving his patient’s quality of life by creating healthy, attractive, natural looking smiles.

His clinical interests include Cosmetic Dentistry, Complex Dental Rehabilitation, Restorative Dentistry, TMJ therapy, and Dental Sleep Medicine. He is known for his high standard of excellence and down-to-earth, compassionate personality.

Dr. Pinnix is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).  The AGD Fellowship Award is presented to dentists who seek to provide the highest quality dental care by remaining current in their profession.  To earn this prestigious honor, Dr. Pinnix completed 500 hours of dental continuing education, passed a comprehensive written exam, and fulfilled three years of continuous membership in the AGD.   

Dr. Pinnix is also an Accreditation Candidate with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry; the only dentist in Charlotte to hold such status. He was recently honored by being named a Top Dentist by Charlotte Magazine.

Dr. Pinnix is dedicated to the benefits of continuing education in dentistry and strives to stay on the leading edge of advances in dental sciences. In 2011, he began attending the Spear Education Center, a world-class post graduate education facility in Scottsdale, AZ that focuses on comprehensive dental care. He currently serves as Spear Faculty Club Member and local Spear Study Club Leader.

Video: Meet Dr. John Pinnix

Coworkers describe Dr. John Pinnix's meticulous approach to every treatment. His focus on the whole picture ensures that patients receive care for more than just the minor details. Patients feel included in the entire smile design, from start to finish.


  • 1997 University of North Carolina Chapel Hill – Bachelor of Science in Biology
  • 2001 University of Louisville School of Dentistry – Doctor of Medical Dentistry

Certifications and Memberships:

  • North Carolina Dental License
  • North Carolina Conscious Sedation Permit
  • Invisalign Premier Provider
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • North Carolina Dental Society

Continuing Education

Dr. Pinnix has achieved the honor of Fellowship Status with the Academy of General Dentistry and is actively working on Accreditation Status with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.  He has over 500 hours of continuing education over the past 4 years. Dr. Pinnix has attended seminars and workshops with Pete Dawson, John Kois, Frank Spear, and John Cranham. He is currently being mentored by some of the leading restorative and cosmetic dentists in the world at The Spear Education Facility in Scottsdale, AZ.

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. Pinnix looks forward to meeting you!

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8918 Blakeney Professional Dr
Ste 100
Charlotte, NC 28277

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