Monroe Dental Arts - Monroe, CT

Meet Our World-Class Doctors

Mark J. Schwartz, DMD

General Dentist

Dr. Mark Schwartz has been practicing in Monroe since 1992. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine in 1988 and received the prestigious Mary Lawson award for compassion and public service. Dr. Schwartz graduated with honors from SUNY at Stonybrook in 1984 with a BS in biology. He also completed a one-year postgraduate family practice residency at Waterbury Hospital. This program gave Dr. Schwartz intensive postgraduate training in a broad spectrum of care, and allows him to skillfully treat many conditions that some practices must refer to a specialist. He has accumulated over 500 hours of postgraduate continuing education.


Dr. Schwartz is originally from the Bronx and is an avid sports fan (he worked at Yankee Stadium - Red Sox fans are still always welcome!) and racquetball fanatic. Dr. Schwartz is also an accomplished musician, adept at playing many instruments (not while he is caring for patients, fortunately). His easy going, patient-friendly bedside manner is in part due to his artistic talents and diverse interests.


“You can trust me to always give you the same advice I’d give to a member of my family, and to inform you of all options that you have. I’ll never overtreat, I’m always truthful, and I’ll always talk with you, not at you, with medical ‘mumbo-jumbo’.”

Elsa George, DDS

General Dentist

Dr. George practices general dentistry and began her professional career in 2003 in Fairfield, CT. She joined the staff of Dental Associates of Connecticut in early 2007 and currently works in the Newtown office.


Dr. George completed her undergraduate work at Pace University, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and a minor in fine arts. She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery. Dr. George served her general practice residency at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY where she began volunteering in 1997, assisting the oral surgeons and general dentists on staff. She is also a member of the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Academy of Women Dentists (AAWD), an organization that represents women dentists across the United States, internationally and in the Uniformed Services.


Dr. George has three beautiful boys and enjoys spending time with them playing and getting into all the trouble boys can get into. In her spare time, Dr. George loves to paint, sew, knit and do anything creative with her hands.

Max Braun, DDS

General Dentist

Dr. Braun received his DDS degree from New York University College of Dentistry in 2019, following in the footsteps of his brother, father, and grandfather into the field of dentistry. After graduation, Dr. Braun completed a general practice residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in 2020, where he trained in all fields of dentistry including oral and maxillofacial surgery, TMJ disorders, endodontics, anesthesia, and restorative dentistry.


Prior to becoming a dentist, Dr. Braun studied philosophy at Oberlin College and went on to earn a Master of Social Work degree from New York University.


Dr. Braun currently lives in Brooklyn, NY where he enjoys playing music and city life.

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