Dr. Schwartz attended Emory University for his undergraduate education, and dental school at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Dental Medicine, where he earned his Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD) degree. He graduated there amongst the top of his class with multiple honors and publications. After dental school, he stayed at the University of Pennsylvania for his residency and completed his specialty training in orthodontics.
Dr. Schwartz is especially proud of his board certification with the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO). Becoming board certified is a step beyond what is required to be considered an orthodontic specialist. Currently, only about 30% of orthodontists are board certified. At the time of his initial certification, he was one of the youngest doctors to achieve such an accomplishment. In 2010, he became one of the first doctors to voluntarily re-certify with the ABO and the very first orthodontist ever to successfully present an orthodontic case treated with Invisalign to the American Board. In every issue since he has been in private practice, Dr. Schwartz has been voted a Top Orthodontist by Washingtonian Magazine. In the last two issues he also received “the asterisk” next to his name for being one of the top vote getters! The magazine polls 3,000 Washington, Maryland and Virginia dentists, asking who they would have treat their family members if they needed orthodontics. Dr. Schwartz was one of only a few orthodontists selected in the downtown area and was the only orthodontist selected in Rockville, Maryland.