Dr Schwartz is originally from Canada and graduated from the University of Melbourne for both undergraduate dentistry and post-graduate orthodontic training. After competing his Masters degree, he spent a year as a Research Fellow at the New England Medical Center, an affiliate of Tufts University in Boston, USA. He is also involved in teaching as a clinical instructor for dental and orthodontic students at The University of Melbourne.
He is a past president of the Australian Society of Orthodontists (Victorian Branch) and is currently on Federal Executive as Treasurer of the National body. He has been involved at the Executive level with state and federal bodies for more than 20 years.