lucas.shapiro

lucas.shapiro

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.

valentine's day gifts for dentists

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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dental assistant requirements in missouri

Dental Assistant Requirements in Missouri

By Natalie Kaweckyj | January 29, 2023

By: Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA Are you looking to become a dental assistant or are moving as a current dental assistant? Make sure to check the dental assistant requirements in Missouri to see if you are still qualified in the state to practice. Each state has different requirements for dental…

dental assistant requirements in mississippi

Dental Assistant Requirements in Mississippi

By Natalie Kaweckyj | January 29, 2023

By: Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA Are you looking to become a dental assistant or are moving as a current dental assistant? Make sure to check the dental assistant requirements in Mississippi to see if you are still qualified in the state to practice. Each state has different requirements for dental…

transition to practice ownership

The Transition to Dental Practice Ownership

By Ronnetta Sartor | January 24, 2023

By: Ronetta Sartor There are a lot of options to pursue in a career after dental school, but one of the major decisions you’ll have to consider is the possibility of owning your own practice. Deciding whether you want to own a business is a big decision in itself, and there are several ways to…

importance of a transition manager

The Importance of a Transition Manager

By John Wloderak | January 23, 2023

By: John Wloderak Managing your practice is essential to good dentistry; entering the marketplace to establish your brand, managing growth, and finding an eventual exit strategy can all be a challenge. But you shouldn’t go through the process alone. There are plenty of qualified individuals who make it their job to help you through every…

burnout

Burnout: How to Complete Your Stress Cycle as a Dentist

By Savanah Craig | January 19, 2023

By: Savanah Craig Burnout is a hot topic. It is especially prevalent for those who are high achievers, in helping professions or have a caretaking role. As a dentist, I find myself identifying with each of those categories. After experiencing burnout in dental school, I have been determined to find resources and strategies to prevent…

valentine's day gifts for dentists

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for The Dental Professional

By lucas.shapiro | January 18, 2023

By: Lucas Shapiro Tired of giving the same old gift or chocolate and flowers to the people that matter most in your life for Valentine’s Day? Everyone does enjoy chocolate and that’s totally fine as long as it’s in moderation and you brush and floss afterward. IgniteDDS has created a Valentine’s Dental Gift Guide to…

dentistry as public health

Dentistry as Public Health

By Mohammed Hammoud | January 17, 2023

By: Mohammed Hammoud I’m Mohammed Hammoud, a third-year student at the LECOM School of Dentistry with a passion for dentistry as an issue of public health and social well-being. Before Dental School Before dental school, I worked with a public health organization and shadowed a dentist running a clinic in South Africa. It was a…

real world in dentistry

Geographic Success and the Transition to the Real World of Dentistry

By Dr. Cory Ball | January 9, 2023

By: Cory Ball You just got your final faculty check for a restorative appointment in the clinic. Your patient is thrilled to finally leave the dental school after a three-hour appointment to fix a cavity. Yes, that’s right. One filling. 4DO. You’re an early D3 dental student and this is among the first dozen or…

challenging communication in difficult situations

Communicating in Difficult Situations: Part 1

By Savanah Craig | January 5, 2023

By: Savanah Craig If you work in the dental profession long enough, you’ll encounter patients who might get labeled as difficult for some of their requests in a dental chair. These annoyances range from refusing to swallow their own saliva, questioning the need for radiographs, or refusing fluoride treatment. Many dentists, hygienist, and dental assistants…

general dentist or specialize

General Dentist vs. Dental Specialist

By Dr. Cory Ball | January 3, 2023

By: Dr. Cory Ball 12 years of grade school, 4 years of undergraduate studies, maybe a master’s program, and 4 years of dental school. Now you are debating on doing more school? Do you want to be a general dentist or go on to do a specialty in orthodontics, oral surgery, pediatrics, endodontics, periodontics, etc?…