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

Tips for Choosing the Best Implant Cosmetic Dentist By SEO Admin on September 24, 2012

Patients looking for Charlotte cosmetic dentists to perform Charlotte dental implants can search through one of several professional societies, including the American Society for Dental Aesthetics and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. The dentists who are listed by these organizations use the most updated cosmetic dentistry techniques.

Researching the Dentist
Even if the Charlotte cosmetic dentists are listed by one of these professional organizations, the patient should make sure to research the dentists online to determine if there are any reviews. Also, the patient should ask the dentist for professional references and call these references. Some poor dentists list personal references, such as a girlfriend or family member, therefore, we recommend the patient ask the reference about his or her relationship with the dentist.

Financial Considerations
Some Charlotte dentists might have the right credentials and the patient may feel at ease, but the dentist is still not the right fit because he or she does not accept dental insurance or does not have a credit plan to cover treatments. Under these circumstances, the patient should consider seeing a different dentist unless the patient can afford any out of pocket dental expenses without a payment plan or insurance.

What are the Hours?
The patient should also consider whether he or she will need a dentist at odd hours, such as late at night, early in the morning or even over the weekends. Some patients have busy work schedules and can only visit a dentist at off normal business hours, so the dentists willingness to meet with the patient during these hours could be a benefit.

Is the Dentist Experienced?
While many new dentists are highly competent, patients who want to maximize their chances of finding the best dentist should choose a dentist who has a lot of experience, specifically in Charlotte dental implants. The more years that the office has been open, the more experience that the dentist has. The longevity of the business also indicates that it has returning patients.

If you have any questions or would like more information about dental implants or any additional information about our cosmetic dentistry services, please feel free to contact ourCharlotte dentist officeat 704-543-1102 or by using our convenient onlineappointment request form.

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