Meet The Doctors
Mark J. Schwartz, DMD
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
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.
Alysha Bullock, DMD
Dr. Bullock currently lives in Southbury, CT, and grew up in Shelton, CT. She graduated as Salutatorian of her class at Shelton High School. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology and a minor in chemistry from New York University. Dr. Bullock received her Doctorate from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine and furthered her training after dental school through a general practice residency program at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT.
Working at St. Francis Hospital, Dr. Bullock gained experience in all aspects of dentistry, including the treatment of medically compromised patients. Her goal is to provide high-quality comprehensive dental care while developing lifelong relationships with her patients. She strives to earn their trust and ensure they are comfortable at all times by honoring their needs and concerns. Dr. Bullock is a member of the American Dental Association, the Connecticut State Dental Association, and the Naugatuck Valley Dental Society. She also loves to volunteer at CT Mission of Mercy, which is an annual clinic that provides free dental care to those in need.
Dr. Bullock has an identical twin sister named Ashley. In her free time, Dr. Bullock is an avid fan of the outdoors and enjoys going on annual fly-fishing trips with family members to the beautiful Rangeley Lake region of Maine. She enjoys going to the beach and paddle boarding. She loves visiting relatives who live in Vermont and New Hampshire. Dr. Bullock loves kayaking, hiking, and exploring the northeast while spending time with her husband, Rick. Together, they have five beautiful pets; three dogs and two cats.
Anthony Carbonella, DDS
Dr. Carbonella is a board-certified orthodontist who specializes in treating patients of all ages using both Invisalign and braces, ranging from simple smile enhancement treatments all the way up to complex orthognathic surgery. He's a CT native who graduated with honors from UCONN Storrs with a degree in biology and then attended UCONN's School of Dental Medicine on a full military scholarship and graduated at the top of his class. Once on active duty, he sought further training, completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency, and then practiced general dentistry for 4 years. Dr. Carbonella then attended the rigorous and prestigious Tri-Service Orthodontic Residency Program (TORP) in San Antonio. He then served as one of two American Orthodontists in the UK and finished his active-duty career as a full-time faculty member back at TORP. After fifteen years of military service, he is now proud to offer comprehensive orthodontic treatment at our practice with the highest degree of quality and customer service!