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…

Read More
malpractice insurance

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…

Read More
retain the patients

5 Best Practices to Retain the Patients in Your New Acquisition

By David Rice | January 8, 2024

Implementing best practices can make a substantial difference in helping retain the patients in your new acquisition and existing team loyalty and trust throughout the transition. By: Dr. David Rice Buying a dental practice is the biggest financial decision you’ll make as a young dentist. Do it well, and it will fuel your future. Buy…

what script do i need to order an mri for a patient

What Script Do I Need To Order an MRI for a Patient?

By Dr. Leonard Hess, DDS | January 5, 2024

By: Dr. Leonard A. Hess, DDSClinical Director, The Dawson AcademyArticle Originally Appeared on So what script do we need if we order an MRI on our patient? Now, it used to be, several years ago, that MRI was kind of the gold standard for us to look inside the joint. That is not the…

dental assistants the unsung heros of dentistry

Dental Assistants: The Unsung Heroes of Dentistry

By Ronda Holman | January 4, 2024

Today, we shine a spotlight on the often-overlooked heroes of dental care: dental assistants. Interviewer: Tanya Sue Maestas, DDSInterviewee: Ronda HolmanEdited By: Candy Velez – CRDH, BSDH Through the eyes of Ronda Holman, a seasoned dental assistant with 24+ years of experience, we explore the challenges, triumphs, and invaluable roles these professionals play in dentistry….

sedation dentistry

Sedation Dentistry in a General Dental Practice 

By Savanah Craig | January 2, 2024

By: Savannah Craig In a world full of dental phobia, sedation has become an increasingly popular option for dentists to offer their patients. There are many options for types of sedation that can be offered to patients, and each is carefully regulated by state dental boards. I hope to educate patients about what options are…

Vertical Dimension Confusion

By Dr. Leonard Hess, DDS | December 29, 2023

By: Dr. Leonard A. Hess, DDSClinical Director, The Dawson Academy There is no topic more confusing and more provoking than changing vertical dimension of occlusion. The reason is that every dentist has seen cases where it did not go very well, for the patient or the dentist. Broken crowns, chipped incisal edges, new TMJ issues,…

dental fuel

Unmasking the Middle of Dentistry: Advice from Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz

By Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz | December 27, 2023

Interviewer: Tanya Sue Maestas, DDSInterviewee: Dr. Pamela Maragliano-MunizEdited By: Candy Velez – CRDH, BSDH We had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, a renowned dentist and educator. Throughout our conversation, Dr. Maragliano-Muniz shared valuable insights and advice for dentists at all stages of their careers. In this article, we will explore the key…

dental fuel

Embracing Clinical Mistakes, Excellence, and Growth in the Dental World with Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz

By Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz | December 26, 2023

Interviewer: Tanya Sue Maestas, DDSInterviewee: Dr. Pamela Maragliano-MunizEdited By: Candy Velez – CRDH, BSDH We had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, a board-certified prosthodontist with a dental practice located in Salem, Massachusetts  Dr. Maragliano-Muniz shares her journey from dental hygiene to prosthodontics and discusses the clinical mistakes she has made and how…

Help! My Dental Assistant Talks Too Much

By Ronda Holman | December 22, 2023

Talking too much can inadvertently cause discomfort to some patients and the schedule.Embrace the challenge of becoming a better listener. By: Ronda Holman Hi dear reader, my name is Ronda Holman and I have been sitting across from a dentist for a living for the last 25 years. I thought it might be time to…

why staying an associate is a big financial loss for dentists

Why Staying An Associate Is A Big Financial Loss

By David Rice | December 19, 2023

In the realm of personal finance, understanding the nuances of take-home pay is crucial for individuals striving to maximize their earnings, manage their financial well-being, and avoid a big financial loss. By: Dr. David Rice This article delves into the significant differences between the take-home pay of a W-2 employed dental associate earning $200,000 annually…

waitlisted for dental school

So You’ve Been Waitlisted, Now What?

By Dr. Bri Torgerson | December 18, 2023

“The reality is, that not everyone will get into dental school, some will be waitlisted,but that doesn’t mean it will NEVER happen.” By: Dr. Bri Torgerson Hi friends! I’m Dr. Bri Torgerson and I’m a General Dentist living and practicing in Saint Louis, Missouri. I’ve had a pretty unique journey into, through, and after graduating dental…