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

Still Looking for Painless Dentist Visits? Look No Further

By SEO Admin on March 27, 2014

Individuals often put off making an appointment with a dentist because they associate a dental visit with pain and discomfort. As a result, people with cavities and missing or chipped teeth do not get the treatment that they need, thus the health of the teeth continue to deteriorate further causing more serious and costly dental problems. However, a visit to a dental professional does not have to be stressful. Patients who have a fear of getting dental treatment can get fast acting drugs from sedation dentists, like the South Charlotte dentists provide at Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney, to make their experience more relaxing and pain free.

There are different amounts of sedation that patients can have. The type of sedative drugs that our South Charlotte sedation dentists recommend will depend on the patient's anxiety level before receiving dental work and the type of procedure that the client needs. Painless dentistry services may use minimal or moderate amounts of sedation. With minimal amounts of sedation patients are awake during their procedure. However, the clients have lower levels of anxiety making the dental work easier to complete. With moderate amounts of sedation, patients may become unconscious for a period of time. This allows sedation dentists to perform their work without interference while the patients rest comfortably.

Modern painless dentistry services have adopted innovative approaches over the years to administer oral sedatives. The sedatives can be administered without needles which makes patients who have anxiety more comfortable about sedation. Modern drugs that are used by our South Charlotte sedation dentists, Dr. Betancourt and Dr. Pinnix, have also been proven to be safe over the years. These medications have been used for numerous years and dentists have been able to reverse any adverse reactions that patients have had with them. While the sedatives work well at easing clients stress during dental procedures, they wear off in only two to three hours. As a result, patients are able to resume their normal daily tasks after the dental work is completed. Sedation dentists are also able to work on several procedures at once when their clients are sedated making their visits more productive.

The whole family can be taken care of with painless dentistry services. Adults, children and seniors can visit the dentist and receive safe amounts of sedatives that are effective at reducing their fears and anxiety. Fillings, crowns, tooth expulsion and implants can be performed to patients of all ages without discomfort. Get in touch with Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney's dental office to discuss your needs and options for sedatives.

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