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About Dr. William J. Black

William Black earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from the University of California, Davis in 1988. He then went on to the UCLA School of Dentistry where he graduated in 1992. Following dental school, Dr. Black served in the U.S. Navy for 3 years as a dentist. He then settled in the Sacramento area where he opened his practice in 1996. Dr. Black is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), Sacramento District Dental Society (SDDS), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), and the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). He is currently pursuing Mastership with the Academy of General Dentistry and accreditation with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Black has 8 children, works actively with the Boy Scouts of America, and enjoys gardening.

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Woman Performing Self-Examination

Benefits of Self-Examination

Make Self-Examination Part Of Your Routine Most people know the importance of brushing and flossing their teeth, but one part of your oral health routine you may be neglecting is a simple visual self-examination. Take some time to get acquainted with all the parts of your mouth. You probably know what your teeth look like, […]

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Wisdom Teeth Crowding

Wisdom Teeth: Should They Stay Or Go?

Why Get Rid of Wisdom Teeth? Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars at the very back of the mouth. They appear in late adolescence, at about ages 17 to 25, depending on the individual. The problem is that most people simply don’t have enough room to accommodate these extra teeth. When wisdom teeth […]

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Patient Making Heart-Shape with Dental Aligners

Love Your Aligners!

What are the Benefits of Clear Aligners? With all the options available today, getting perfectly straight teeth is easier than ever before. Most people are familiar with traditional metal braces, consisting of bulky brackets connected by wires and bands. But more and more commonly, people are opting for clear aligners as a comfortable and convenient […]

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Patient Overcoming Dental Phobia

Dental Phobia… What Can You Do?

It’s normal to be a little nervous about going to the dentist. Truth be told, most people don’t look forward to their visits. However, others may have an elevated fear that causes increased stress and anxiety before their appointment. Still others might have a true dental phobia, where the thought alone is absolutely terrifying. An […]

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Woman with Electric Toothbrush

Getting An Electric Toothbrush

Should I switch to an electric toothbrush? Or is my old toothbrush doing the job? For many people, making any change is a big decision. Maybe you make a list of pros and cons, carefully weighing benefits and potential drawbacks. Especially for significant changes that will affect your long-held daily habits, we understand that change […]

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Woman Experiencing Dental Emergency

Have A Dental Emergency?

When It’s an Emergency Choose a dentist you can trust! Having a dental emergency can mean different things to different people. Some might have a higher pain tolerance and avoid seeing the dentist for much longer. Others are worried about bills and lack of insurance coverage. But in either case, having a dental problem is […]

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Alcoholic Cocktails

Alcohol, Your Teeth, & Your Health

While some studies might find benefits in moderate drinking (such as antioxidants in red wine), you can surely obtain these supposed positives through other, more healthy options. In fact, alcohol consumption has mostly adverse effects on our well-being. Most people know this but still drink due to the cultural and social aspects. Of course, moderation […]

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Ready For Dental Implants?

Dental Implants To Replace Missing Teeth For Single Teeth, Dentures, and Everything in Between If you have missing or failing teeth, there are many replacement options available. Bridges, crowns, dentures, and partials are all viable options. Still, nothing comes close to the strength and durability of dental implants to support the restoration. Implants are extremely […]

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Bowl of Popcorn

Popcorn Dangers

Dental Problems From Popcorn Popcorn is a great tasty snack. There’s nothing like warm buttery popcorn to accompany a movie or while binge-watching your favorite TV show. However, popcorn can cause a real danger to teeth in several ways. Uncooked kernels can be extremely tough. Accidentally biting down on one can cause cracks, chips, or […]

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Missing Teeth Disruption

Missing Teeth? Prevent Shift & Drift!

The human body is excellent at adapting, and our mouths are no exception. When you have missing teeth, your mouth undergoes various changes to compensate. In the short-term, you may have an unsightly gap in your smile. However, as time progresses, the surrounding teeth will begin to shift and tilt toward the open space in […]

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