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

Dentistry Testimonials: Our Patients Describe Their New Smiles


These dentistry testimonials describe the comprehensive service provided at Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney. Patients report receiving personalized, quality care at every stage of treatment. Drs. John Pinnix and George Betancourt work together to provide beautiful, healthy smiles.

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Jennifer: I get many comments on my smile. People will say, "Why are your teeth so straight and white and pretty?" And they ask lots of different questions. Even old friends that hadn't seen me in a while, they'll see and they notice something is different, and it could be that I'm smiling even more than I did before. It's definitely a change in my life. London: I get compliments on my smile a lot, and it makes me feel good when someone says, "Hey you have nice teeth," or "You have a really nice smile." So I feel good about that and the people here at Advanced Dentistry, they help keep my smile looking good. Amber: A smile does everything for your confidence. A little girl that we had many years ago, she was born with an enamel defect. Kids would tease her and she was a beautiful girl, but she had no confidence and Dr. Pinnix had done her teeth all within a couple months, and just her coming in here for her cleanings, it was amazing. It was a whole new person. Erin: Dr. Pinnix is great. He's fun to work with, he's a really good boss. Dr. Betancourt's great, too. They really like what they do. Lauren: Dr. Pinnix is a very fun, great person to work with. He's very intelligent in his field. He's really, you know, not just one aspect of the whole cosmetic dentistry. It's the actual whole piece. Amanda: Dr. Betancourt is great. He is amazing. He's great with his patients, he's great to us. He's amazing at what he does. Amber: They're wonderful guys to work for. They really care about us. They care about their patients. And I've seen that over the past years that I've worked with him. I've been with him almost from the beginning, and that's why I'm still here. Maria: One thing that I really like about Dr. Betancourt that I don't see anywhere else is that he really takes the time to sit down with each individual patient to find out their needs and their goals. Clare: Just visiting with him, I think, was just the most amazing part of working with him, is that he really cares about you as a person. It's, "What can I do to make this person's quality of life better, to make them feel better about themselves?" and it's just a joy to come in. It's not all about the teeth, it's about the person when you're dealing with, Dr. Betancourt, and I think that makes such a huge difference. London: The team here, from the receptionist to the dental hygienists, all of those people collectively they do a great job just working together and making sure they service their patients well. Jennifer: The team here at Advanced Dentistry, it makes you feel like you're part of their family. It totally puts you at ease with any concerns that you have. No question is a stupid question. Jed: Oh, the team here is great. From my understanding a lot of them have been here since day one and I've gotten to know them very well. We have a good time. I actually enjoy coming to the dentist. Turner: When we send patients to Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney, we always hear good things. The patients always are so thankful that we referred them to this office. Just knowing that their care was exactly what they wanted and they got the results that they wanted. Grant: The name Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney is very appropriate, I think, because they are capable of doing very advanced work. There are many levels of dentistry. Every dentist is capable of doing fillings and crowns and things like that, but there are many levels of fillings and crowns. A filling is not just a filling, and a bridge is not just a bridge. There's a difference in a bridge and a great bridge. I always joke that you don't want someone coming up to you and saying, "Hey, nice crowns." You want someone coming up and saying, "You have beautiful teeth," and Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney can do that. John: The reason I like working with John and George is that they take a step back, and they look at the forest and not just the tree and come up with a comprehensive treatment plan. If you put a filling in a failing tooth, you may only get one or two years out of it. But if your dentist takes a step back, understands the big picture, well, then they can offer you a treatment that will last you infinitely or a significant length of time longer. Ryan: They're a great team, especially from my context. Dr. Pinnix was the one that really recognized the issue that I had just with my teeth and the straightening, but it was more Dr. Betancourt was the one that actually had to deal more with the surgery component of it. The real value that I saw was you had two dentists here that knew each of their specializations very well but then also work together perfectly. I never felt like I was just being handed off from one doctor to the next. It was a seamless transition. I couldn't be able to tell you the difference when they're working on me that who was doing what just because they work so well together as a team. Dan: I meet a lot of people, and if I find somebody that's looking for a dentist I'm more than happy to recommend this group here. London: I'm always recommending them, and there's a ton of people in our community that already come here. Bob: I've actually recommended them to several people, and actually even just this morning. When you get great service somewhere I think it's important for people to know that, and our experience here has been great. Suzi: Where my husband works, a lot of people kind of come and go, and if they come to town I always try to meet the wives and we always say, "You've got to Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney." Clare: I started coming here before I retired and now that we're retired we live in a retirement community in South Carolina. I have recommended Dr. Betancourt to other people. I have people that say, "I don't want to drive that far," and I say, "But what is better for you? Is it better to just drive five minutes, or is it better to find the best dentist around?" I highly recommend that they come here.

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