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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Healthcare Real Estate – Leasing vs. Buying

By Dan Gleissner | January 24, 2022

By: Dan Gleissner, CARR One of the most common questions healthcare providers ask regarding their practice’s real estate is, “Should I purchase or lease my office space?” Many providers are quick to assume that, since they own their home, they should also own their office space. While that logic is sound and often times owning…

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Dentists should assess your local hospitalization capacity as Omicron surge drags on

By Margaret Scarlett | January 24, 2022

By: Margaret Scarlett, DMD The Omicron variant of COVID-19 is driving a national surge in COVID-19 cases, serious illness, and hospitalizations. With more than 750,000 cases a day in the US, the incidence of new COVID-19 cases and lack of availability of reliable testing means that a “Zero COVID strategy” may be out of reach to…

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Dental Associate Contract: The first contract for the dental graduate

By Bruce Bryen | January 17, 2022

By: Bruce Bryen, CPA/CVA After finally graduating from dental school and taking any additional courses that might be needed where the potential associateship is being offered, the job now is waiting for those qualified to work. The title of Associate Dentist has a wonderful sound to it and the compensation package is one that will…

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How To Run a Successful Dental Practice – Time to Get Pumped UP!

By Paul Caselle | January 12, 2022

By: Dr. Paul Caselle We have closed out 2021, now it’s time to get pumped up about 2022 and run a successful dental practice by following these four steps: Assessment, Objectives, Plan, and Execution Assessment Objectives Plan Execution Assessment How well did you meet your personal and professional goals for the past year? What impediments…

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How Dental Practices Can Attract & Retain Great Talent During the Great Resignation

By Katie Klaes | January 5, 2022

By: Katie Klaes “I’m sorry, we are short staffed. Could you come back another day?” I was at my local Acura car dealership for routine maintenance needs. In the eight years I’ve had my car, they’ve always taken care of me same-day. A little inconvenient, but I did not mind making an appointment for a…

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Dental Specialists on Your Team

By Rubana Masood | January 5, 2022

By: Rubana S Masood DDS, MS, BA When it comes to comprehensive dental treatment planning, teamwork makes the dream work.  With our patients’ ever increasing needs and the new advancements daily, dental specialists can serve an important role as a part of your practice. Dental specialists can help your patients receive the highest level of…

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Dental Health Statistics in 2022: The Best and Worst States

By Kevin Henry | January 1, 2022

By: Kevin Henry National dental provider Express Dentist has revealed its rankings of the states with the best and worst dental health. The comprehensive study ranked all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, giving each a score up to 100. It looked at 25 criteria, including dentists per capita, water fluoridation, and mouth appearance. States with the…

Top 5 Dental Student Loan Mistakes

By David Rice | December 30, 2021

Dental school is a hard, lengthy process, but worth it. You want to make sure that you set yourself up for success right out of the gate. 5 Dental Student Loan Mistakes to Avoid Here are the top 5 mistakes that Dental Students make regardding their loans: Borrowing more than you need The under-repayment plan…

Buying a dental practice for those having the stamina and intensity level to do so

By Bruce Bryen | December 30, 2021

By: Bruce Bryen, CPA/CVA Now that the dental school graduate has gone from new hire/associate to a somewhat more experienced dentist, he or she may feel ready to buy a dental practice, either an existing office or to “start up” a new one. Some may think about starting their own practice rather than acquiring an…

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Free Dental CE Courses: Transatlantic Edition

By Maysa Hattab | December 15, 2021

By: Maysa Hattab Revisiting the perennial, occasionally contentious subject of free (or almost free) continuing dental education from a wintry northwest England by way of Ignite HQ, this time for those practicing in the UK, or anyone considering a move here. What’s the difference? Dental CPD Requirements Across the UK Unlike local board requirements stateside,…