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

We Specialize in Sedation Dentistry to Help Soothe Patient's Fears

By SEO Admin on May 27, 2013

If you are like a lot of people, then you probably get nervous when you find out that you need to have dental work done. The good news is that there is sedation dentistry available today. Sedation dentistry involves the use of pharmacological agents to help the patient relax. These agents work by depressing the activity of the central nervous system. Some people may refer to sedation dentistry as stress free dentistry.

Your South Charlotte sedation dentist will give you a sedative prior to your procedure.

You will be awake during your procedure, but you will be able to relax. Even though you stay awake during your procedure, you probably will not remember anything about it once it has been completed. This is also known as oral conscious sedation. However, some patients get very relaxed and end up falling asleep during their procedure and our dental staff is watching over you carefully making sure you are in the best care possible making your visit comfortable and relaxing.

Sedation dentistry not only benefits the patient, but it also benefits the dentist. Our dentists will be able to get more done in less time and in some cases, they may be able to perform multiple procedures in one day if your treatment requires.

In addition to sedation, there are a number of other things that can be used for stress free dentistry. Some of those things include massage pads, aromatherapy and paraffin hand treatments. If you want to find out whether you are a candidate for sedation dentistry, then you should contact your South Charlotte sedation dentist today. Most people who have anxieties about dental procedures will be a good candidate for sedation dentistry.

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