Dr. Luke Schwartz grew up in Fredericksburg as the middle of five children in a primarily medical family. His father is a dentist and his mother a nurse, and siblings became a physical therapist and an optometrist. After graduating from Woodberry Forest School, a boarding school in Central Virginia, Dr. Schwartz set his sights on pursuing the field of dentistry.
Dr. Schwartz graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biophysics from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he served as the vice president of the pre-dental student association. Immediately following college, Dr. Schwartz attended Temple University-Kornberg School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, where he graduated with a Doctorate in Dental Medicine.
Dr. Schwartz completed a two-year hospital residency at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, where he served as the chief resident of the division of dentistry. During his residency, Dr. Schwartz served as the primary dental care provider for a diverse set of patient groups, including: the medically complex cases undergoing head and neck cancer treatment, special-needs patients, and cleft lip and palate patients, as well as dental emergency and trauma patients. He has provided a full range of general dentistry care in a variety of hospital settings including the hospital dental clinic, the OR, the hospital emergency room, and individual patient rooms.
Prior to joining the practice of Giannini Gray Dental Partners, Dr. Schwartz served as a dentist in the practice of University Dental Associates in North Carolina. Throughout both his residency and his stint with UDA, Dr. Schwartz performed complex dental procedures in multiple specialty fields, such as fixed and removable prosthodontics, periodontal surgery, pediatric dentistry, root canal therapy, and oral surgery with surgical extractions.
Dr. Schwartz is trained and certified in Invisalign® as well as both ACLS and IV moderate conscious sedation. He has continued his education in dentistry by learning the latest advances and treatments in TMJ disorders at the Pankey Institute.
He is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), the American Dental Associated (ADA), and the District of Columbia Dental Society (DCDS).
Dr. Schwartz lives in Washington, DC. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking and getting outdoors, as well as collecting vinyl records. Dr. Schwartz likes to get outside to play golf, but admits he is much more skilled at cooking new dishes than driving a golf ball down the fairway. And though his allegiance is with the Carolina Panthers in football, Dr. Schwartz is ready to cheer on the Washington Capitals and Nationals in his new hometown.