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

Do You Suffer from Dental Anxiety?

By SEO Admin on May 07, 2012

Fear of going to the dentist is a valid and recognized anxiety that dental professionals strive to eliminate in today's society. As many people avoid going to the dentist because of any number of fears, these individuals tend to suffer from cavities, broken teeth, and other serious dental concerns. Despite these painful conditions, they would rather suffer with their pain than schedule an appointment. Our dentists in Charlotte can help alleviate those concerns through sedation dentistry.

To overcome these fears, one might consider sedation dentistry if provided by that dental office. By undergoing sedation dentistry, patients can have their dental problems treated without experiencing the fear and dread that have kept them away from in the first place. After making an appointment with a dentist, they are provided with medication that they can take prior to their appointment or provided the medication during their visit. This sedation dentistry medication allows them to relax and remain calm as they undergo treatments.

Because one may take this medication prior to a sedation dentistry procedure, patients are advised to bring a trusted friend or family member with them to their appointment. The medication may make patients sleepy and compromise their ability to drive a car safely, so Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney always recommends for their friend to drive them to and from our Blakeney dental office.

While receiving treatments at our Blakeney dental office, patients are relaxed and typically are not as fearful as they might be had they not taken the medication. Most patients report being calm and not feeling any pain or discomfort. Their dentist is able to administer the treatment without having to calm the patient. After the procedure is completed, that individual can return home and take satisfaction in knowing that the process is over. If he or she has to visit the dentist in the future, that patient may no longer be fearful, knowing that sedation dentistry eliminates the fear and discomfort that trouble so many people.

Before selecting this type of dentistry, people are advised to share their medical conditions with their providers. Our South Charlotte dentists need to know about conditions like seizures, diabetes, bleeding disorders, and other diseases that may make sedation dentistry unsafe for you and our dentists can structure treatments to meet these needs.

If you have any questions or would like more information about easing your dental fears with sedation dentistry or any additional information about our cosmetic dentistry services, please feel free to contact ourCharlotte dentist office at 704-543-1102 or by using our convenient online appointment request form..

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