Dr. Lucas Shapiro is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery. He completed his post-doctoral orthodontic training at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He currently practices orthodontics at Lemchen Salzer Ortho in NYC.

He started the Instagram page @futuredentists, works with the educational organization @ignitedds and has an orthodontic TikTok page @drshap.

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for The Dental Professional

By: Lucas Shapiro Tired of giving the same old gift or chocolate and flowers to the people…

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How Much Should You Pay For Malpractice Insurance?

By: Dr. Luke Shapiro I just got off the phone with my insurance sales rep and they…

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First Day of Private Practice

By Savanah Craig | December 4, 2023

By: Savannah Craig The night before my first day of private practice felt a lot like the first day of school. I laid out my new scrubs, packed my lunch box, and double-checked my alarm was set ten times before I finally went to sleep. Of course, I woke up before my alarm with those…

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Do Patients Parafunction In Centric Relation?

By Dr. Lee Ann Brady | December 1, 2023

By: Lee Ann Brady DMD Seated Condylar Position I know even the mention of the words centric relation probably has some readers bristling, as this is a much argued-over topic. With that said the research by Lundeen and Gibbs at the University of Florida shows that we do seat our condyles into the fossa during…

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Swishing to Wellness: Oil Pulling for Oral Radiance

By David Rice | November 29, 2023

By: Dr. David Rice In the quest for natural and holistic oral care, you might have come across the ancient practice of oil pulling. This age-old technique, rooted in Ayurvedic traditions, involves swishing oil in the mouth for several minutes – as you’ll see below – several being an understatement. Let’s delve into the details,…

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Navigating Dental Excellence with Jonathan Miller

By Tanya Sue Maestas, DDS | November 27, 2023

Interviewer: Tanya Sue Maestas, DDSInterviewee: Jonathan MillerEdited By: Candy Velez – CRDH, BSDH Welcome back to Dental Fuel, where we unlock the keys to dental success. In this episode, we explore pivotal concepts that will reshape your dental journey. Discover the art of effective delegation, empowering your team for unparalleled efficiency, and the transformative impact…

My Favorite Occlusal Deprogrammers

My Favorite Occlusal Deprogrammers

By Dr. Lee Ann Brady | November 24, 2023

By: Lee Ann Brady DMD Deprogramming of the lateral pterygoid muscle is generally done by placing something in the anterior that eliminates posterior occlusal contact. I have two “go-to” deprogrammers. One is a leaf gauge or what is often referred to as a Lucia jig, and the other is a little device developed by Dr. Keith…

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Boost Your Credit & Build a Savings Cushion Before Practice Ownership

By Dr. Hannah Crowell | November 22, 2023

Tips to Build Credit & Savings for a Thriving Future of Dental Practice Ownership By: Dr. Hannah Crowell Improving your credit and saving money before buying a practice are important steps in your financial journey. Here are some tips for both. Tips for Improving Your Credit Before Buying a Practice Here are essential tips to…

Mastering Dental Practice Financing with Jonathan Miller

Mastering Dental Practice Financing with Jonathan Miller

By Tanya Sue Maestas, DDS | November 20, 2023

Interviewer: Tanya Sue Maestas, DDSInterviewee: Jonathan MillerEdited By: Candy Velez – CRDH, BSDH Welcome back to Dental Fuel, your compass in the intricate world of dentistry! In our previous article, we delved into the startup and acquisition intricacies, focusing on the pivotal juncture of engaging with banks. Today, we’re honored to have Jonathan Miller, an…

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When Your Occlusal Clearance Disappears

By Dr. Lee Ann Brady | November 17, 2023

By: Lee Ann Brady DMD It can be an incredibly frustrating clinical situation when you have been meticulous about preparing a posterior tooth, (most commonly a molar) for a crown and things aren’t predictable. Using your burs you created depth cuts to ensure adequate occlusal clearance. After the impression you allow your assistant to fabricate…

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Common Dental Myth: Charcoal Toothpaste

By Dr. Bri Torgerson | November 13, 2023

By: Dr. Bri Torgerson Hi there! My name is Dr. Bri Torgerson and I am a General Dentist practicing out of St. Louis,  Missouri. I graduated in the really fascinating year of 2020 from The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of the University of Southern California. I have worked in Scottsdale, AZ, Fort Lauderdale, FL,…

An Occlusion-Focused Hygiene Exam

An Occlusion-Focused Hygiene Exam

By Sable Muntean | November 10, 2023

By: Bill Gregg DDS During an occlusion-focused hygiene exam, there are certain things the hygienist should pinpoint. This will help them develop a deeper relationship with the patient as well. A Hygiene + Occlusion Exam What the hygienist should look for: The Hygienist Role in a Hygiene + Occlusion Exam 1. Raise Awareness The hygienist’s…