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

Jennifer's Story: Overcoming Dental Anxiety


Jennifer suffered with dental anxiety, and explains how she specifically sought out a dentist who would know how to provide sensitive care. The doctors and staff at Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney take extra care to ensure that all her visits are comfortable. As a result, she is now comfortable enough to pursue treatment she might have otherwise avoided.

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I needed to find a dentist that would specialize in anxiety of going to the dentist and that was something that was very key. I had heard something on the radio, someone mentioned Advanced Dentistry, and so I decided to go and check them out. I have been a patient for a little over five years and do not mind coming to the dentist, and so I actively do refer them through social media or just any people asking for referrals or anything like that. I love Advanced Dentistry. When I come for the cleaning they will put a numbing gel on so that the sensitivity on my teeth, I can't even feel it, and with being able to have the TV and other distractions, I don't even realize what's going on. 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, and I am very proud to say I had veneers and look what they look like. I even have a before picture on my phone and I will show people what my teeth looked like before. Even old friends that hadn't seen me in a while, they notice something is different and it could be that I'm smiling even more than I did before, but it's definitely a change in my life and I definitely try to share that with others when they have questions or make comments. So it makes me feel really good.

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8918 Blakeney Professional Dr
Ste 100
Charlotte, NC 28277

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