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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Words of Wisdom from Accomplished Dentist: Dr. Alan Stern

By Jennifer Murphy | October 10, 2022

By: Jennifer Murphy, DDS, FAGD Dr. Alan G. Stern graduated from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry in 1981. He completed a 1 year GPR, then worked as an associate dentist for 5 years before opening his FFS practice in Ocean, NJ in 1987.  Dr. Stern is also an ACE Certified Health Coach and…

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Forming Good Habits after Dental School

By Savanah Craig | October 6, 2022

By: Savanah Craig Graduating from dental school marked the first time in my life where ‘student’ wasn’t my primary role. For so many years my life had been ruled by the academic calendar. Now, I had a choice in how I wanted to structure my time spent outside of working hours. I really wanted to…

lesion

Oral Dental Lesion: Case Study

By Chad Duplantis, D.D.S, F.A.G.D | October 5, 2022

By: Dr. Chad Duplantis, D.D.S., F.A.G.D Have you ever dealt with an oral dental lesion during your dental career? Here is a case study on my experience dealing with oral dental lesions. Patient Information: 45-year-old female Extremely healthy Realtor Regular dental patient – every 6 months at least Minimal dental needs Now pain associated with the…

bony defect

Bony Defect: Case Study

By Chad Duplantis, D.D.S, F.A.G.D | September 28, 2022

By: Dr. Chad Duplantis, D.D.S., F.A.G.D Have you ever had a patient with bony defect? Here is a case study on my experience with it. Bony Defect: Patient Information 50-year-old female Healthy Nurse Practitioner Regular dental patient – every 6 months at least History of Cleft Lip and Palate

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Beta Carotene & Vitamin E: Do the Cons Outweigh the Pros?

By Kevin Henry | September 26, 2022

By: Kevin Henry On a recent episode of the Dental Assistant Nation podcast, dental’s pharmacology expert, Tom Viola, RPh, joined me to discuss a warning about multivitamins and how they may not be providing the benefits that dental professionals or their patients think they are. Now, Viola is back with another interesting article centering around…

resorptive defect patient

Tooth Resorption: Case Study

By Chad Duplantis, D.D.S, F.A.G.D | September 21, 2022

By: Dr. Chad Duplantis, D.D.S., F.A.G.D Have you ever had a patient with tooth resorption? Here is a case study on my experience with it. Tooth Resorption Patient Information: 59-year-old male Extremely healthy Pilot Regular dental patient – every 6 months at least Minimal dental needs Pain starts in the lower anterior region and he…

full mouth rehabilitation

Full-Mouth Rehabilitation — What I Learned

By Devin Hodell | September 19, 2022

By: Devin Hodell In the course of my dental residency, I completed a full-mouth rehabilitation over the course of this time, working closely with my supervisor, Dr. Nicholas Fontana, and a number of specialists. The case was definitely complex — I’ve been told that full-mouth rehabilitations like these are reserved almost exclusively for graduate students…

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Dental Assistant Requirements in Delaware

By Natalie Kaweckyj | September 16, 2022

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 Delaware to see if you are still qualified in the state to practice. Each state has different requirements…

dental assistant requirements in Connecticut

Dental Assistant Requirements in Connecticut

By Natalie Kaweckyj | September 16, 2022

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 Connecticut to see if you are still qualified in the state to practice. Each state has different…

dental assistant requirements in Colorado

Dental Assistant Requirements in Colorado

By Natalie Kaweckyj | September 16, 2022

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 Colorado to see if you are still qualified in the state to practice. Each state has different…