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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Personal affairs curtailing the potential of the associate

By Bruce Bryen | April 27, 2022

By: Bruce Bryen Like much of the general population, dental school graduates also face challenges while ascending to more lucrative and clinically challenging positions in professional dentistry.  One major problem with personal growth in this field is the toll it takes on the home life of the dentist. The stress of the job does not…

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How to Resign From A Dental Office

By Jennifer Murphy | April 27, 2022

By: Jennifer Murphy, DDS, FAGD You’ve been working at an office for a while now and things are just not working out the way you imagined or were promised. What do you do now? First, let’s acknowledge this is never an easy position to be in. There is also no right or wrong answer, but…

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4 Promises of Leadership Development That Will Transform Your Dental Career

By Edwin McDonald | April 23, 2022

By: Dr. Edwin “Mac” McDonald The development of leadership competencies is about developing yourself. As you look outward with the desire to influence and inspire, consider what you would gain from looking inward instead. Becoming a great leader is about your own capacity for change, as hard as change can be. In the dental practice,…

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How can dental students save for their own practice?

By Ava Guzman | April 19, 2022

By: Ava Guzman After graduation, dentistry students might immediately want to start working in order to get a return on their educational investment and earn a living. However, between student loans and the money needed to open up a clinic, the costs are steep. Saving Money for Your Dental Practice The American Dental Association (ADA)…

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Fall Forward

By Mohammed Hammoud | April 13, 2022

By: Mohammed Hammoud   There is only one way to know if your purpose aligns with your career, and that is to pursue it. I often pondered beforehand if I was making the right decision in pursuing dentistry. I shadowed hundreds of hours and volunteered my time to be positive I was making the right…

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How to calm patients with dental anxiety

By Jamie Finch | April 11, 2022

By: Jamie Finch If a patient is feeling too anxious before a procedure, it can make the dentist’s job much harder. While it’s important that you calm patients with dental anxiety as much as possible, doing so can be easier said than done. However, there are effective methods of soothing patients that you can easily…

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Acquiring a dental practice and some of the pitfalls

By Bruce Bryen | April 7, 2022

By: Bruce Bryen Now that the dental school graduate has worked as an associate and feels that an understanding of the workings of a practice is known, he or she may be ready to acquire a dental practice. The knowledge of the clinical skills will be known only to the degree they were acquired while working…

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Slowing employee turnover in the dental industry

By Katie Klaes | April 7, 2022

By: Katie Klaes The hospitality industry was known for high employee turnover even before the pandemic. Dentistry and several other industries are now facing the same challenges, so I wanted to investigate what they are doing to attract and retain employees. Surprisingly enough, their recommendations can also be directly applied to your dental office. 5…

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Remember, you’re more than just a dental student!

By Savanah Craig | March 30, 2022

By: Savanah Craig When you spend 9+ hours a day at your dental school and are surrounded by people who do the same, it’s easy to let being a dental student consume your whole life. It can feel like your worth comes from your grades when all of your free time is spent studying or…

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Preparing for Dental School Graduation

By Savanah Craig | March 30, 2022

By: Savanah Craig If you’re anything like me, getting into dental school was the goal. I never really thought about what would happen after dental school graduation. From a young age, I knew that I wanted to pursue a career in Dentistry, so my path was dictated by what Ithought would allow me to get…