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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How to Avoid Some of the Biggest Dental Real Estate Mistakes

By Ken Jorgenson | May 15, 2021

How can you avoid some of the biggest real estate mistakes when it comes to your dental practice? Ken Jorgenson of is here with some advice.

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How to Give a Painless AMSA Dental Nerve Block

By David Rice | May 14, 2021

Giving a painless AMSA nerve block is paramount in any dental esthetic case. It’s also a major efficiency win in treating multiple anterior teeth.


Zirconia: What Your Dental Lab Isn’t Telling You

By David Rice | May 10, 2021

By: Dr. David Rice As we all know, Zirconia is just one type of dental material at our disposal as dentists today. Do you know what I love about my dental lab? They speak the truth, the whole truth, and everything around the truth. Thank you, Bonadent! I was reminded of that as I spoke…

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How dentistry helped solve an ancient murder

By Kevin Henry | April 26, 2021

It’s the stuff that you love to watch on Netflix with the lights turned down. It revolves around a murder mystery from long ago that there were plenty of ideas about, but no concrete proof of exactly what happened and why. There were plenty of guesses and theories, but it took dentistry to crack the…

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Maximize your profitability through dental real estate, part 2

By Ken Jorgenson | April 16, 2021

In part 2 of this series, we will continue discussing how to maximize your profitability through dental real estate.

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Let’s talk Michael Strahan and smile design in your dental practice

By Kevin Henry | April 12, 2021

Michael Strahan’s dental-related April Fools’ Day joke got us thinking about the options that could be available to him with today’s dental technology.

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Lessons Learned from the Pandemic As a Dentist

By Bill Simon | April 9, 2021

By: Dr. Bill Simon A career in dentistry can certainly offer up its share of challenges. Some may feel like little bumps in the road, some like speedbumps, and some, hopefully very few, will feel like the road has disappeared. The COVID-19 pandemic caused the road to disappear. As a dentist, you live and you…

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Why dental practices need to know about zero click searches

By Kevin Henry | April 9, 2021

How can zero searches on Google and other sites help your dental practice? Sean Hamel is here to explain.

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Embracing Failure to Adopt Everyday Innovation

By Amisha Singh | April 2, 2021

An important lesson in leadership? Understanding that it’s OK to fail if you’re learning from your mistakes and moving forward.


Infection control: How NOT to get sued … and a whole lot more

By David Rice | March 29, 2021

Here are three simple questions to answer when it comes to infection control in the dental practice.