Meet the Dentists
Jonathan Susat, DDS, FAGD
Dr. Susat received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Niagara University in Niagara Falls, NY in 1975. He spent a year in graduate study and as a Teaching Assistant in The University of Connecticut at Storrs Chemistry Department. He then attended dental school at The State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine before receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1980.
After graduating from dental school, Dr. Susat joined Dr. Gary Garwood and Dr. Marc Scoles at Glastonbury Dental Associates in the summer of 1980. During his career, he has continued his dental education by regularly attending formal continuing education courses. In 1999, after completing the education requirements and passing a written examination, Dr. Susat was awarded a Fellowship in The Academy of General Dentistry.
To continue improving his clinical skills and provide his patients with the best possible care, Dr. Susat became a member of the Spear Faculty Club in 2010. The Spear Faculty Club is an international group of dentists committed to continued learning, professional growth, and providing the best patient care. Spear Faculty Club members are passionate about dentistry. Dr. Susat and the dental team in this office have committed to a lifetime of clinical learning and professional development.
Dr. Susat is a member of the American Dental Association, the Connecticut State Dental Association, the Hartford Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Susat has lived in Glastonbury with his family for over thirty-three years. He is a member of St. Paul Church and has served as President of the Parish Council and President of the St. Paul Men’s Club. He has volunteered as a coach for the Glastonbury Little League, Hartwell Soccer, Hartwell Travel Soccer and Renegades Basketball. He is also a member and past President of The Glastonbury Lion’s Club.
Marc Scoles, DMD
Dr. Marc Scoles received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1970 from Upsala College, in East Orange, NJ. He attended The New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry, School of Dental Medicine, receiving his degree as Doctor of Dental Medicine in 1974. Dr. Scoles’ postgraduate training included a year as General Practice Resident at Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune, NJ, and it continues with an ongoing and regular commitment to formal continuing education.
Dr. Scoles is a senior attending with a teaching assignment in the Department of Dentistry at Hartford Hospital. He is also affiliated with the University of Connecticut School Of Dental Medicine as a member of the Department of Behavioral Sciences, participating in the Mentor Program and the seminar program Critical Thinking in Dentistry. Dr. Scoles is a member of the American Dental Association, the Connecticut State Dental Association, the Hartford Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry. In 2009, Dr. Scoles became a member of the International Dental Honor Society, the Pierre Fauchard Academy.
In 1975, Dr. Scoles moved to Glastonbury to establish his dental practice. In 1980, he combined his practice with that of Dr. Gary Garwood to form Glastonbury Dental Associates. For over 38 years, Dr. Scoles has had the privilege to participate in the dental care of patients of all ages. He is particularly gratified that many of his patients have remained with him since he first came to town and continue to refer their family and friends.
Dr. Scoles and his wife, Eileen, have lived in Glastonbury for over 35 years, raising their two children, Matt and Kirsten. Matt is the newest partner in Glastonbury Dental Associates, while Kirsten, having been inspired by her participation in many FOGY summer and fall productions, is pursuing a career in Los Angeles.
As a member of the Glastonbury community, Dr. Scoles has volunteered his time to Boy Scouts, Glastonbury Little League, and Hartwell Soccer. He has been a long-time member and past president of the Glastonbury Chapter of UNICO National. Dr. Scoles, along with a number of GDA staff members, has participated in CTMOM since it began six years ago. CTMOM provides free dental care to anyone in need once a year at different locations throughout the state.
Dr. Scoles feels especially lucky to be a member of a profession that combines art and science to effectively manage the dental health needs of his patients.
Matthew P. Scoles, DMD
Dr. Matthew Scoles grew up right here in Glastonbury, CT. He graduated from Glastonbury High School in 1996 and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science in Biology from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA in 2000. Between his undergraduate education and dental school, he worked as a research assistant for the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement in Military Medicine in Rockville, VA, where he evaluated clinical trials for possible HIV vaccines. He then received his DMD from the University Of Connecticut School Of Dental Medicine in Farmington, CT in 2005.
While a dental student, Dr. Scoles did an independent study in head and neck anatomy and was a mentor to first year students at the anatomy lab. He also started a mission project with three other students to Independence, Belize to provide dental care to the area’s residents. At his graduation, he was awarded the American College of Prosthodontics Award, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry Award, Alan B. Reskin Award for Oral Radiology, Teacher of Oral Diagnosis Award, and a Community Service Award.
Dr. Scoles continued his education after dental school by completing a one year General Practice Residency at Hartford Hospital. During this year, he furthered his knowledge and experience in all facets of general dentistry, and received additional training and experience in the care of medically compromised patients, facial trauma, emergency care, and anesthesiology.
Dr. Scoles began working at Glastonbury Dental Associates in 2006, and he became a partner in 2012. He’s a member of the American Dental Association, Connecticut State Dental Association, Hartford Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Scoles is also a member of the Faculty Club of Spear Education. He was also given awards for excellence in endodontics during his residency, and a Hartford Hospital Humanitarian Award. Dr. Scoles has also been named one of Hartford Magazine’s Top Dentists in 2011 and 2012, and one of Connecticut Magazine's top dentists in 2013. He currently holds a position as an attending dentist in the Department of Dentistry at Hartford Hospital with a teaching assignment, where he helps train residents in all facets of dentistry at the dental clinic. Dr. Scoles volunteers every year at Connecticut’s Mission of Mercy free dental clinic, and is the current president of Friends of Glastonbury Youth.
Why does Dr. Scoles love his job? “Being able to interact with people from all walks of life, getting to know them and their families, and learning about their lives is one of the best parts of my job,” he says. “I strive to build long lasting relationships and trust with my patients that will last for years. The best days for me as dentist come when, by improving a patient’s teeth, I can give them a renewed sense of confidence in themself. There is no better joy for me than seeing someone walk out of my office with a new smile and a new outlook on life.“