Dr. Block graduated from the University of Rochester in 1975, attaining both a BA in Biology and a BS in Biomedical Engineering. He completed his dental training at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 1979, receiving his D.M.D. cum laude. He completed his residency program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the LSU School of Dentistry in 1983. He remained at the LSU School of Dentistry and achieved the academic rank of Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Block is the Past President of the Academy of Osseointegration and serves on the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Committee on Continuing Education. Dr. Block maintains a private practice, focused on jaw reconstruction and implants, in Metairie, LA.