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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5 Tips on Becoming a Dental Hygienist

By Sara Brooks | December 13, 2021

By: Sara Brooks RDH, BS     Congratulations! You decided you want to become a Dental Hygienist! So now what? Find the Best School for You Take Prerequisite Classes First Invest in Comfortable Scrubs and Shoes Ask Friends and Family to be Your Patients Find an Office to Work at 1. Find the Best School for You The…

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5 Reasons to Become a Dental Hygienist

By Sara Brooks | December 6, 2021

By: Sara Brooks RDH, BS Here are 5 reasons to become a Dental Hygienist: Pay: You get paid well per hour.   Hours: The hours are usually 8 to 5. No nights or Holidays: Most dental offices close on major Holidays. Only need Associates degree: Meaning only 2 years of school. So easy: Sit on your butt…

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Playing defense with teeth

By Sable Muntean | December 6, 2021

By: Sable A Muntean, DMD, MHSA On a recent Friday afternoon, this 18-year-old female presented as a new patient to my office. She had fallen off her scooter the day prior, fracturing both #8 and 9, as seen in Figure 1 below. My chief concern was the blushing of the pulp, as seen in Figure 2 below,…

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New Doc on the Block

By Rubana Masood | November 28, 2021

By: Rubana Masood, DDS, MS, BA Congratulations! After all of the searching and interviewing, you’ve finally found the right associate job for you! Now that the contract ink is dry, it’s time to get ready for your transition.  It isn’t like an academic exam where you can study and know what to expect on the test….

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The Importance of Keeping Proper Dental Records for Every Dentist

By Jennifer Murphy | November 23, 2021

By: Jennifer Murphy, DDS, FAGD The title of this article probably brings up a “duh” or “obviously” comment as we all know documentation and maintaining good dental records are important. However, are you really documenting well enough? If a situation was brought to light in a court of law would your documentation be enough? If…

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5 tips on becoming a dental hygienist

By Liz Nies | November 21, 2021

By: Liz Nies RDH, BS Thinking of becoming a dental hygienist? I highly recommend it. Dental hygienists do so much more than clean teeth. What we now know is that the link between oral inflammation and systemic inflammation and disease is direct. Educating your patients on the benefits of a healthy mouth and healthy body…

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5 Reasons to Become a Dental Hygienist

By Megen Elliott | November 10, 2021

By: Megen Elliott, MS-OCL, RDH, CDA Narrowing down just five reasons to become a dental hygienist was a challenge. The field of dental hygiene is so rewarding for so many unique reasons. Relationships are a big part of what we do, relationships with our team and our patients are at the forefront of daily life in…

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How to Become a Dental Hygienist

By Megen Elliott | November 9, 2021

By: Megen Elliott, MS-OCL, RDH, CDA Becoming a dental hygienist is a rewarding, challenging, and exciting adventure. If you’re considering a career in dental hygiene, keep reading my guide on how to become a dental hygienist, or forward it to a friend who is considering a career change! Steps To Becoming a Dental Hygienist Step…

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Why Become a Dentist?

By Jennifer Murphy | November 2, 2021

Are you considering becoming a dentist? There certainly are many reasons why one would want to choose dentistry as his or her profession.

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How to become a dental hygienist: What you need to know

By Denali Knudson | November 1, 2021

Are you interested in becoming a dental hygienist? Here are some things you need to know about preparing for this career.