Dr. Black

A lifelong resident of Central Pennsylvania, Dr. Black is a fourth-generation dentist who always knew that he would choose to return to his roots. His undergraduate years at Dickinson College in Carlisle were followed by dental training at the Fairleigh Dickinson School of Dentistry. Dr. Black’s academic career includes such honors as the Clinical Efficiency Awards in Endodontics (root canals), Presidency of the American Student Dental Association, prestigious teaching fellowships, and induction into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society.

William E. Black, DMD
William E. Black, DMD


In 1991, after a couple of short stints as an associate in other dental offices, Dr. Black acquired a dental practice in Midtown Harrisburg and relocated it to the current location in 1997. While many professional offices have moved to the suburbs, the vibrancy and diversity of Midtown Harrisburg — as well as the convenient location for patients who work downtown, live in the city, or who are just across a bridge on the West Shore — have kept him here.

Dr. Black is also a devoted family man and musician. He has been married to his wife, Sue, for over 30 years and they have two grown children. A trumpet player since he was 11, Dr. Black has enjoyed the position of principal trumpet player for the  Central Pennsylvania Symphony  for over 25 years and has performed with local symphonies and vocal groups. In addition to classical performances, he has performed as a soloist for weddings and church services, and in various local jazz bands, town bands, and pit orchestras. He currently is a member of classic R&B band Class Act Featuring Rita .

Dr. Black considers his talents in dentistry and music to be gifts:

It is a blessing that the things that I love to do can positively affect the lives of others.”


Our Office

1612 N. 2nd Street

Our office is located in Harrisburg’s Midtown neighborhood, along what was known as “Doctor’s Row” from the 1920s through the 1960s. While the interior has been modified over the decades to accommodate various families and businesses, the exterior retains its traditional 1920s appearance. 

For your convenience, a handicap access ramp is located on the north side of the building. In addition, off-street parking is available in the lot directly behind the office, which can be accessed via Clinton St.
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