About Dr. Block
Celeste A. Block, DDS, MDS, is a board-certified specialist in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, with a passion for providing the best quality experience for her patients in an enjoyable, comfortable, and safe environment. Dr. Block cares about every one of her patients as if they are family. The positive transformations and increased confidence she sees in her patients, from the beginning of their treatment to the end, gives her an enormous amount of joy. Patient interaction is one of her favorite parts of the day — chatting about the neighborhood, hearing about her patient’s lives, and gently reassuring them about any concerns they may have about treatment. Dr. Block wants you to know that the entire staff at Old Metairie Orthodontics is happy to answer any questions at any time!
Education & Certifications
Dr. Block grew up in the Greater New Orleans area and graduated from St. Martin’s Episcopal School. She attended Florida State University, graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in biological sciences and a minor in chemistry. While attending, she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa as a junior. Dr. Block attended Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans, LA, where she earned a Doctorate of Dental Surgery. It was there that she was inducted into the C. Edmund Kells Honor Society and the Dental Honor Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon.
Following dental school, Dr. Block completed her orthodontic training at the University of Tennessee Department of Orthodontics, the oldest and most prestigious three-year orthodontic specialty program. She earned a certificate of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and a Master of Dental Science. At the completion of her residency, Dr. Block was awarded the James W. Powell research award for her master’s thesis project, “Comparison of final plaster models, 3D printed final, and diagnostic setups using the ABO Cast-Radiograph Evaluation.”
Dr. Block is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Southern Association of Orthodontics, the Louisiana Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, and the Louisiana Dental Association, and the Craniofacial Team at Ochsner Hospital. She is also a committee member for the Touro Seminar.
Personal Life & Interests
Dr. Block enjoys spending time with her family and friends and is a serious fan of DIY! She loves to work with her hands doing furniture restoration, chalk painting, and crocheting. Most recently, she has been working on a project crocheting hats for local newborns. When she’s taking a break from her creative endeavors, Dr. Block can sometimes be found on the ski slopes in Colorado.