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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The Importance of Keeping Proper Dental Records for Every Dentist

By Jennifer Murphy | November 23, 2021

By: Jennifer Murphy, DDS, FAGD The title of this article probably brings up a “duh” or “obviously” comment as we all know documentation and maintaining good dental records are important. However, are you really documenting well enough? If a situation was brought to light in a court of law would your documentation be enough? If…

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5 tips on becoming a dental hygienist

By Liz Nies | November 21, 2021

By: Liz Nies RDH, BS Thinking of becoming a dental hygienist? I highly recommend it. Dental hygienists do so much more than clean teeth. What we now know is that the link between oral inflammation and systemic inflammation and disease is direct. Educating your patients on the benefits of a healthy mouth and healthy body…

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Reasons to become a dental hygienist

By Megen Elliott | November 10, 2021

By: Megen Elliott, MS-OCL, RDH, CDA Narrowing down just 5 reasons to be a dental hygienist was a challenge, the field of dental hygiene is so rewarding for so many unique reasons. Relationships are a big part of what we do, relationships with our team and our patients are at the forefront of daily life…

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How to Become a Dental Hygienist

By Megen Elliott | November 9, 2021

By: Megen Elliott, MS-OCL, RDH, CDA Becoming a dental hygienist is a rewarding, challenging, and exciting adventure. If you’re considering a career in dental hygiene, keep reading my guide on how to become a dental hygienist, or forward it to a friend who is considering a career change! Steps To Becoming a Dental Hygienist Step…

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Why Become a Dentist?

By Jennifer Murphy | November 2, 2021

Are you considering becoming a dentist? There certainly are many reasons why one would want to choose dentistry as his or her profession.

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How to become a dental hygienist: What you need to know

By Denali Knudson | November 1, 2021

Are you interested in becoming a dental hygienist? Here are some things you need to know about preparing for this career.

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Did I make a mistake going into dentistry?

By Kevin Henry | October 25, 2021

By Sienna Greene, DMD Did I make a mistake going into dentistry? Why did I become a dentist in the first place? Did I make the right decision? I don’t know if I like it and how do I know I will like it for the rest of my life? I asked myself these same…

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5 tips for becoming a dental hygienist

By Valerie Yates | October 21, 2021

Deciding on a career path is no small feat. It can be a very confusing and exciting time in your life. Dental hygiene is a rewarding and in-demand career and may be the right fit for you. Here are five tips for becoming a dental hygienist.

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The educational journey: What it takes to become a dentist

By James Adjan | October 20, 2021

Having an idea of the roadmap of educational requirements can help you discern if becoming a dentist is right for you.

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Dental Continuing Education: 10 Websites Where Dentists Can Earn Free CE

By Jennifer Murphy | October 14, 2021

Let’s take a look at 10 places on the Web where a dentist can earn free dental continuing education credits any time he or she wants.