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

Sedation Guarantees Stress Free Dentist Visits

By SEO Admin on March 18, 2013

Men and women who are seeking stress free dentist visits should choose a Charlotte dentist who specializes in sedation dentistry, like that of Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney located in South Charlotte.

Sedation dentistry enables the patient to feel calm and relaxed while undergoing necessary dental treatments thanks to the controlled use of medication administered by the dentist helping to place the patient into a relaxed state. Many individuals who have avoided the dentist for years and are risking their overall health by not attending to ongoing problems with their teeth can now be assured of stress free dentist visits when they under the care of a Charlotte dentist who uses sedation as a safe way to make the patient feel more comfortable and relaxed.

It's estimated that at least one out of every ten people has some phoebia about going to the dentist, usually due to very unpleasant or painful experiences in the past. Sedation makes it possible for an individual of any age to experience dental treatment without anxiety, fear or extreme nervousness.

One of the many benefits to using sedation dentistry is that the patient feels very comfortable being in the dentist's chair, is able to cooperate fully with the dentist in opening their mouths wide enough for the dentist to do his job, and helps to minimize the nervous movements and reactions that can adversely affect proper dental treatment. Patients under sedation also can better control their gag reflex and not interfere with the ongoing procedure by feeling as they are going to choke or throw up at any moment. Most patients have little or no memory of the treatment they receive while under sedation, so they no longer associate a dental visit with pain, fear or any unpleasant memories.

Patients who receive dental treatment while under sedation can withstand more work being done during one visit rather than having to visit several times to accomplish the treatment necessary, which saves the patient both time and money. And best of all, the use of sedation makes every visit to a Charlotte dentist a pleasant and non-threatening experience which benefits the patient's overall dental health.

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