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

Charlotte Cosmetic Dentist Now Offers Laser Dentistry Solutions

By SEO Admin on May 21, 2012

The noise and pain caused by dental drills keeps many people away from getting the cosmetic dental procedures they need for their best smile, but now, patients can have aesthetic procedures done without drills. There is a Charlotte cosmetic dentist office that provides several laser dentistry solutions for its patients at Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney. These laser solutions replace the need for cutting or drilling into teeth and gums, resulting in less pain for the patient making for a incredibly safe dental experience.

Powerful, yet gentle precision lasers combine to create the ezLase, a soft tissue diode laser, and the DIAGNOdent, a laser cavity detection system, which are professionally utilized by our cosmetic dentists in Charlotte, Dr. Pinnix and Dr. Betancourt.

ezLase Laser Dentistry Solution

Our South Charlotte cosmetic dentists now use ezLase, an advanced dental technology tool used in the treatment of soft tissue, making the process easier for both the dentist and patient. The device is able to perform a range of dental procedures, including those having to do with crowns and bridges, as well as a range of hygiene procedures. The ezLase is a small portable device, making it easy to move around and use when performing treatment. The laser element to the technology allows for dental practitioners to keep a preset record of settings for a particular treatment, and also, enables them to limit the dose that is applied to the patient. This all works to make the dental experience easier for all parties involved.

DIAGNOdent Laser Dentistry Solution

Our Blakeney dental office now has a simple, fast and painless dental examination using the DIAGNOdent, a painless and harmless laser scanner, which helps with the early detection of dental cavities to potentially avoid the need for deep fillings, root canals, crowns and even tooth extractions. With this laser dental treatment even very small lesions are now detected at the earliest stage, enabling us to protect and preserve your teeth and smile from tooth decay. Whats this mean for our patients? The DIAGNOdent laser scanner will find the small grooves or cracks in your teeth without the need to stick your teeth with our pointy instruments!

Many dental technology tools are available to dentists in Charlotte; however, laser dentistry with ezLase and DIAGNOdent can be used by those experienced enough to understand the benefits to both the patient and the dental office when using such a device. The laser is completely sterile and safe for the patient than standard tools. While the patient may not realize this benefit, their dentist certainly does.

Laser dentistry is at the cutting edge of dental technology. Patients looking for the most precise, painless dental care should select a cosmetic dentist in Charlotte who offers this option. For more information about our cosmetic dentistry solutions and Waterlase laser dentistry, contact ourBlakeney dental office at 704-543-1102 or by using our convenient online appointment request form.

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