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


At Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney in Charlotte, NC, we are committed to using the latest innovations for superior care. In-house CEREC® technology allows Dr. John M. Pinnix IV and Dr. George A. Betancourt to design, fabricate, and place dental restorations in a single day. Thanks to this advanced computer imaging system, your care can be more accurate and efficient. The digital scanner can capture extremely precise images of your teeth. Then the milling machine will carve your restoration from one of several top-of-the-line materials. In just one dental appointment, you can enjoy completely restored dental function and a beautiful smile.

CEREC Applications

Drs. Pinnix and Betancourt use CEREC technology to create dental crowns, including both traditional and implant-supported restorations. Accordingly, this technology can benefit you if you are missing a tooth or if you have significant structural damage. Crowns are also an integral part of root canal therapy. If you are suffering from a dental infection, your dentist can clean out your tooth, design your crown, and place the restoration all in one appointment. As a result, root canal therapy, which can be anxiety-inducing for many patients, can involve as little stress or discomfort as possible. 

Drs. Pinnix and Betancourt use CEREC technology to create dental crowns, including both traditional and implant-supported restorations.

How Does CEREC Work?

CEREC is an innovative CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided milling) system. Dr. Pinnix or Dr. Betancourt will first need to reshape and prep your tooth. Then your doctor will use the CEREC scanner to measure your tooth and create digital impressions. After the images upload to an office computer, your dentist will use design software to plan your restoration. The completed designs will upload to a milling machine. This device will carve out your restoration to match the exact dimensions of your mouth. The process typically takes an hour or less. You can relax in our comfortable office as you wait for your restoration to be completed. As soon as the crown is finished, Drs. Pinnix or Betancourt will attach it to your tooth or to your dental implant.

A CEREC milling machine
CEREC technology allows our doctors to fabricate custom dental restorations in approximately one hour.

The Benefits of CEREC Technology

At Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney, we proudly utilize CEREC technology for a variety of reasons, including:

  • More efficient care: With CEREC, your entire treatment can take place in just a few hours. No longer will you have to wear an uncomfortable or unsightly temporary restoration. Instead, you can leave the office with your custom-designed dental crown and a complete, natural smile.
  • More comfortable care: Thanks to digital imaging, your dentist can take impressions of your teeth without dental putty or uncomfortable trays. Additionally, CEREC images are more accurate than traditional molds, creating a more precise and comfortable fit.
  • Outstanding aesthetics: CEREC uses ultramodern dental porcelain, which is stronger than older forms of ceramic. This material is slightly translucent to look as natural as possible. 

Enjoy Our State-of-the-Art Treatment

If you require a dental crown, we invite you to come enjoy our superior care and top-of-the-line technology. We also offer traditional dental bridges and a range of restorative services. Contact Blakeney Dental Arts online to book an appointment with Drs. Pinnix or Betancourt. You can also call our office at (704) 543-1102 to speak to a member of our team who can answer any questions you may have. 

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8918 Blakeney Professional Dr
Ste 100
Charlotte, NC 28277

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