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

Know the Consequences of Choosing the Wrong Cosmetic Dentist

By SEO Admin on September 02, 2013

Choosing the right dentist office can mean the difference between quality dental work and inferior dental work that needs to be redone. In fact, over 25 percent of the money Americans spend on cosmetic dental work goes towards fixing poor dental work they had done previously. By choosing an experienced cosmetic dentist, dental patients can avoid these negative consequences.

Dental Pain
A dentist without the necessary experience can leave patients in a lot of pain. Teeth need to be aligned properly to prevent teeth and crowns from chipping or wearing away. Braces need to be fitted properly. Any drilling needs to be done carefully, so as not to hit a nerve.

Worsened Teeth Conditions
If cosmetic dental procedures are not done correctly, the patient can be left with teeth that are in a worse condition than before. If a dentist does not drill all the tooth decay and food particles out of a tooth before placing a crown on top, the tooth can start to decay from the inside out.

Loss of Time
Having dental work redone can cost dental patients a lot of time. Not only must they take the time for the first procedure, but then they must take the time again to have the procedure redone. Any time spent at the dentist office is time not spent at work or with family.

Loss of Money
Having inexperienced cosmetic dental work done also wastes a lot of the patients money. Cosmetic dental procedures are generally not inexpensive. When the patient needs to have a procedure redone, the money spent on the first procedure is all wasted money.

Choosing the right cosmetic dentist is more complicated than simply looking in the phone book under Charlotte dentists, for example. Patients should take the time to find experienced Charlotte dentists, rather than hoping for the best. Choosing right the first time prevents the hassle of negative dental consequences.

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