John T. Black, Jr.,
Dentistry for Children & Adults
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Dr. John Black strives to provide optimum treatment for all of his patients and he feels that Principle-Centered, Comprehensive-Care Dentistry is the way to achieve this. He wants your dental treatment to be a comfortable experience.Â Dr. Black is respected by his patients and his peers. He establishes a caring relationship with his patients and truly enjoys creating beautiful, healthy smiles.Dentistry provides Dr. Black the opportunity to perform a service for his community through an occupation he truly enjoys.
Education and Professional Activities
Dr. Black completed his undergraduate education at the Oxford campus of the University of Mississippi in 1980 and his dental education at the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry in 1984, finishing in the top of his class. Upon graduation he opened his practice in Pontotoc, where he has served his community since September of 1984. Dr Black served in the United States Naval Reserve Dental Corps, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Mississippi Dental Association, the Tupelo Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry. He is also a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Black has always been dedicated to continuing education in dentistry as is his staff.Â In order to provide you with the latest in techniques and technologies, they continue to study under some of the leaders in dentistry.Â Dr. Black is currently working toward Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry.
Community and Civic Activities
Dr. Black has been active in many aspects of his community and church.Â He has served as a Sunday school teacher and the adult men's group leader, and Small Group Leader.Â Dr. Black supports and enjoys serving as a short-term dental missionary with his friends, Dr. Rick & Mary Ervin, in Nicaragua. He and his family are active members of The Orchard - United Methodist Church.Â Dr. Black has served in various capacities of the local Boy Scouts Of America troop, including Scoutmaster.Â He completed the adult BSA leadership course, Woodbadge, in 1998. Dr. Black enjoys many outdoor activities, especially hiking, backpacking & canoeing.