It is with the greatest pleasure that I get to introduce myself as the new owner of Desert Pearl Dentistry. I am a graduate of Loma Linda School of Dentistry. While at Loma Linda I earned a reputation with instructors and fellow students as being a person with high integrity, as well as being a superior clinician. I am knowledgeable in the latest dental techniques and pride myself on providing excellent care. I also am fully committed to using the most proven and safe procedures and am always striving to have a gentle touch while providing all modalities of general dentistry. This includes cosmetic and esthetic dentistry, endodontics (root canals), pediatrics, removable prosthetics, implants and oral surgery. I believe in using the best dental materials available in order to provide quality care. I am also an active member in the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association. Being a member of these professional associations provide me with unlimited opportunities to continue my education to best care for my patients.
I want to express my upmost gratitude and excitement at having the opportunity to provide dental services for you and your family. I am coming to you from an already well-established practice located in Lake Arrowhead, CA. I felt it was time to bring my above standard of care dental services to the Coachella Valley. If I’m not caring for patients at one of my two offices, you can find me on the golf course. However, nothing brings me more jot than spending time with the love of my life & our 4 boys.
Dr. Black was born and raised in Southern California. He graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry (LLUSD) in May 2000 and then completed advanced training in the U.S. Air Force. He has had a broad experience within the dental industry. In August 2001, Dr. Black successfully completed a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency while serving in the U.S. Air Force. After three years on active duty, Dr. Black served as a full time faculty member at LLUSD and practiced both in the Faculty Dental Office (a group practice) and in the Center for Special Care Dentistry (a general anesthesia residency clinic serving special needs patients and at-risk pediatric populations). Dr. Black also served as an associate professor and director for the pre-doctoral student clinic. He has lectured internationally on various clinical and academic topics and has published several articles related to clinical dentistry. Dr. Black has received numerous awards and commendations including:
Dr. Black is highly extroverted and truly enjoys conversing and laughing with family, friends, and his patients. He appreciates the arts and has acted in community theater, performing in Bye Bye Birdie, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and, most recently, Sense and Sensibility. Dr. Black’s true passion is his wife, Pearl, and their two daughters, Julia and Chelsea.
We recognize that our patients are unique individuals with specific needs. With every patient that walks into our office, we look to create a healthy smile by providing optimum care.