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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Preparing for Dental School Graduation

By Savanah Craig | March 30, 2022

By: Savanah Craig If you’re anything like me, getting into dental school was the goal. I never really thought about what would happen after dental school graduation. From a young age, I knew that I wanted to pursue a career in Dentistry, so my path was dictated by what Ithought would allow me to get…

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Pediatric Dentistry Start-Up: Cuivre Creek

By Casey Goetz | March 23, 2022

By: Casey Goetz I knew for years that my ultimate professional goal was to start my own pediatric dental office. I wanted to have that autonomy and be in control of my career so that I could deliver my dentistry in a way that I thought was superior. I briefly associated with another office for…

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What to Do and What to Avoid with a Dental Startup

By Anna Borden | March 17, 2022

By: Anna Borden, DDS My startup journey was one that was somewhat expected, somewhat forced. I had been looking for a practice to buy for about two years, but a lot of practices were overpriced with failing equipment or needed full renovations – or of course, the doctors that wanted to stay on for a…

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6 Skills that Make a Great Dental Assistant

By Jamie Finch | March 17, 2022

By: Jamie Finch Dentists may get most of the credit for helping people achieve a perfect smile, but the contribution of their assistants shouldn’t be underestimated. Dental assistants perform numerous important roles that help a dental practice run smoothly, including assisting dentists in surgery. A dental assistant’s career can be exciting, and having the right…

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How Phased Therapy Elevates Your Single Tooth Dentistry Every Time

By Kevin Muench | March 15, 2022

By: Kevin Muench DMD, MAGD Time can work against you, or it can work for you if phased therapy is the proposed treatment. Though it seems simpler than a full mouth reconstruction, single tooth dentistry can take years to achieve the desired outcome. For this reason, we must bolster our communication and relationship skills. So, what can…

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How to Lead an Old Team as a New Dentist

By Jennifer Murphy | March 8, 2022

By: Jennifer Murphy, DDS, FAGD So you’ve graduated dental school, gotten your DDS or DMD degree, and obtained your license. Now, you are a doctor. You’ve started your first job, yet the staff doesn’t seem to see you as a leader in the office. You may even feel like they know more than you, even though…

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How to Have Great Customer Service

By Katie Klaes | March 7, 2022

By: Katie Klaes Disney is commonly referred to as “The Happiest Place on Earth.” People visit Disney for any number of reasons: birthdays, proposals, honeymoons, graduations, or simply to make family memories that will last a lifetime. Do you think these customers have high expectations? You bet they do. How to Provide Excellent Customer Service…

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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…