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 Real Cost to Acquire a Dental Practice

By Bruce Bryen | June 15, 2022

By: Bruce Bryen The dental school graduate is ready to acquire a dental practice and wants to understand how much it really costs: You have been a dental school graduate for the last five years and have been working as an associate in someone’s dental practice. The clinical skills you have learned have gotten you…

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Clinic Advice for D3s & D4s

By Savanah Craig | June 15, 2022

By: Savannah Craig Starting clinic can come with a lot of conflicting feelings. It is exciting to finally be treating patients, but it can also be a stressful experience. Everyone enters clinic with a different level of confidence, skill, and a unique patient pool. Treating patients can be a very rewarding experience, but it can…

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The hidden cost to acquire a dental practice

By Bruce Bryen | June 8, 2022

By: Bruce Bryen A dental school graduate that has worked as an associate and learned from a mentor or owner may now be looking for that first dental practice acquisition. There are many things to think through before buying a dental practice, since this is probably the largest purchase and borrowing step that has ever been…

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Does Your Back Hurt? This Simple Product Can Save Your Back!

By Amber Auger | June 8, 2022

By: Amber Auger, RDH Near to my heart is helping hygienists have healthier, happier careers, and I believe it starts with an honest assessment of our health. It’s difficult to find joy at work when dealing with back pain, and sadly most hygienists report chronic pain. Previously, I’ve shared my experience working in a small…

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5 Tips to Quit a Dental Practice with Grace

By David Rice | June 7, 2022

There are times and places when we need to move on from a dental practice because it’s the healthy thing to do. Here’s how to do that … with grace.

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Advice for Applying to a GPR / AEGD Program

By Savanah Craig | May 31, 2022

By: Savannah Craig A dental residency program can provide valuable in-the-field experience for recent dental school graduates. Applying for residency programs is similar to applying to dental school in many ways. But first, you’ll need to choose which kind of residency to pursue. Most residences fall into two broad categories: GPR and AEGD. What’s the…

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What To Do the Summer Before Dental School

By Savanah Craig | May 27, 2022

By: Savannah Craig Congratulations on your acceptance to dental school! What an incredible accomplishment! You’ve put in the time and effort, and finally, it has paid off with an offer letter from a dental school. You have probably spent the last several years working jobs, volunteering, and gaining new skills to make your dental school…

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Imposter Syndrome as a Dental Student

By Savanah Craig | May 26, 2022

By: Savanah Craig Imposter syndrome is an experience of believing you are not as competent as others perceive you to be. Imposter syndrome is common in high-achievers, and dental students are no exception. I believe that the hyper-competitive nature of dental school acceptance makes us, as students, even more likely to experience imposter syndrome. Imposter…

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What I Wish I Knew Before Starting Dental School

By Savanah Craig | May 17, 2022

By: Savanah Craig Before “Day in the Life” Instagram posts, there wasn’t a lot of information about what being in Dental School was like. I had spent many hours shadowing dentists for my application, but none of them ever talked about their four years of school. I felt confident that I could become a great…

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Dental Patient Communication: Learning to meet your patients where they are

By Savanah Craig | May 17, 2022

By: Savanah Craig One of the biggest challenges I face while beginning my career in dentistry is patient communication. I have spent the last 4 years learning a whole new language of technical jargon to be able to communicate with my colleagues and read research articles. However, much of my day is spent in communication…