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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Prevent Infection Control Breaches with an Infection Control Coordinator

By Michelle Strange | March 2, 2022

By: Michelle Strange, MSDH, RDH Despite the emphasis on infection prevention being “prevention,” it is unfortunately inevitable that infection control breaches occur from time to time. The handling of these incidents can have a significant impact on patients, staff, and the dental office itself. You may be tempted just to sweep it under the rug or…

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What is your why?

By Mohammed Hammoud | March 2, 2022

By: Mohammed Hammoud Many of us are confronted with hopeless situations in which we no longer feel guided. Whether it be rejection from dental school to not feeling passionate about our future choices, we ask ourselves, why? It creates a sense of frustration because we fell short of our dreams. In most cases, people give…


Having an Infection Control Coordinator can save you money!

By Michelle Strange | February 25, 2022

We already know that infection control is paramount for creating safe dental visits by ensuring the safety of patients and staff. Both OSHA and the CDC also support the role of the ICC, with recommendations that every office should have one on-site. But aside from dental office safety, having an Infection Control Coordinator (ICC) to…

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Infection Control Coordinator Training

By Michelle Strange | February 22, 2022

By: Michelle Strange, MSDH, RDH There has been a great deal of development in the subject of infection control (IC) over the last century as we have grown to understand the concept. We know how it affects the quality of treatment and overall dental office safety. Over time, research on infection control prevention and management…

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Let this be the year of the Infection Control Coordinator

By Michelle Strange | February 17, 2022

By: Michelle Strange, MSDH, RDH Infection control (IC) is vital to protect the health and well-being of both patients and staff in any successful dental practice. It should be a priority to appoint at least one infection control coordinator (ICC) responsible for the safe delivery of care. What is an Infection Control Coordinator? The CDC…

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HIPAA in 2022: What’s on the horizon?

By Linda Harvey | February 15, 2022

By: Linda Harvey, MS, RDH Note to Reader: This blog is an excerpt of an article originally published on DentistryIQ. In case you weren’t aware, there are a number of HIPAA updates on the horizon. That’s because patient rights, data security, and digital transformations are mutating as quickly as the COVID variants. Table of Contents:…

This Will Supercharge Your Impact In Dentistry – It Did Mine!

By Kevin Henry | February 9, 2022

This post originally appeared on  By: Julie Friesen  What does making an impact in dentistry look like to you? Who do you want to influence the most? How can you make a difference in the work that you do? These are tough questions to ponder but I know if you are reading this, you…

how to attract quality employees for your dental practice

“Google it”

By Katie Klaes | February 9, 2022

By: Katie Klaes Once a company’s name becomes a verb, you know they have made a huge impact on daily life and culture. Google receives about 3 million applications per year with an acceptance rate somewhere in the 0.2% to 0.67% range. The company was ranked #7 on Glassdoor’s 2022 list of Best Places to…

how one bad experience can ruin your dental practice

How one bad experience can destroy your entire dental practice

By David Rice | February 1, 2022

By: David Rice At 53 years of age, I’d like to tell you I’ve grown up. I really would. However, not so much. Sitcoms and stupid movies still win in my world. That said, what aging has afforded me in addition to the gray hairs is this. There is ALWAYS a great lesson to be learned. So,…

what to consider when looking for an associate position

Things to consider when looking for a dental associate position

By Jennifer Murphy | January 30, 2022

By: Jennifer Murphy, DDS, FAGD There are many, many factors to consider when looking for your next associate position. While the unicorn may be out there – your perfect job – it’s important to know your non-negotiables as well as what you are willing to compromise on in a dental associate position. So, let’s get…