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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What Dental Cement Should I Use?

By Chad Duplantis, D.D.S, F.A.G.D | May 31, 2023

By: Dr. Chad Duplantis, D.D.S., F.A.G.D Have a patient and you need to decide which type of dental cement you should use? Here’s how I dealt with it:

searching your dental practice for seo

Hidden Pitfalls of Googling Yourself: Dentists & the SEO Performance Mirage

By Sean Hamel | May 31, 2023

By: Sean Hamel In this digital age, having a strong online presence is crucial for any business, including dental practices. Search engine optimization (SEO) plays a vital role in improving a dentist’s visibility in search engine results and attracting potential patients. While it’s natural for dentists to want to assess the effectiveness of their SEO…

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10 Key Performance Indicators Your Dental Practice Should Track

By Dawn Patrick | May 29, 2023

By: Dawn Patrick Measure, monitor, and make go right, but what should you measure? As a dentist, it’s crucial to regularly track your dental practice’s Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). These metrics provide valuable insights into the health and success of your business, enabling you to make informed decisions and drive improvements. Top 10 Key Performance…

this should be an easy one

This Should Be An Easy One…

By Chad Duplantis, D.D.S, F.A.G.D | May 17, 2023

By: Dr. Chad Duplantis, D.D.S., F.A.G.D Ever have a case that you are sure should be an easy one to handle, then turns out it really isn’t? Here is my experience with just that!

moving on to another dental practice

Moving On To Another Dental Practice

By Bruce Bryen | May 15, 2023

By: Bruce Bryen After getting out of dental school and going to work as an associate at a dental practice, the feeling of having learned what was available to digest at that practice now seems like it has been fulfilled. It seems like it is time to either go to another dental practice to continue…

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Process of Getting Your Dental License

By Savanah Craig | May 9, 2023

By: Savannah Craig If you’re anything like me, you’ve been following a variety of different checklists over the last 8-10 years to get you closer to your goal of becoming a dentist. You knew what it took to take the DAT and apply to dental school. Throughout your dental school career, you knew what classes…

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My Untraditional, Chaotic, and Beautifully Unique, Unpaved Path into Dentistry

By Dr. Bri Torgerson | May 8, 2023

By: Dr. Bri Torgerson A smile is so underrated, yet so widely sought after. The international language for happiness. A signal for a truce. In an instant, a  smile can be calming, reassuring, and safe. Even thinking about a smile, most of us think of someone we love and can feel our dopamine increase. Just…

congenitally missing tooth

Congenitally Missing Tooth #27

By Chad Duplantis, D.D.S, F.A.G.D | May 3, 2023

By: Dr. Chad Duplantis, D.D.S., F.A.G.D

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New Dental Practice Owner? What Responsibilities Come Next?             

By Bruce Bryen | May 1, 2023

By: Bruce Bryen The dental practice purchase that you recently made was like a dream come true. After working as an associate for a number of years, it seemed like the pinnacle in dentistry was reached when you became an owner.  Learning as an associate certainly assisted in understanding relationships with patients and staff.  The…

choosing a business structure for your new dental practice

Choosing the Best Business Structure for a Dental Practice

By Bruce Bryen | April 25, 2023

By: Bruce Bryen The young dentist has gotten the training and skill sets that he or she needs to acquire a dental practice. How To Choose Which Type of Business Structure is Best for the Practice and the Dentist? After what seemed like years at the associate level, the time has come for the ownership…