Dr. Lucas W. Shaprio
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.
During college, Dr. Shapiro majored in Spanish. He studied abroad in Madrid, Spain and worked as a Spanish teacher/tour guide in Seville. Dr. Shapiro is fluent in Spanish, as well as French. He also can speak very basic Chinese and is learning Portuguese. His passion for languages has allowed him to communicate and treat patients all around the world.
At Stony Brook, Dr. Shapiro was a very active member of the community, serving as vice-president of the SBU American Student Dental Association (ASDA). He was involved in research, receiving a grant from the New York Academy of Dentistry to study the accuracy of precision of 3D surface scanning systems. Upon graduation he won the Quintessence award for research, Dr. Kilimitzoglou Pioneer in Dentistry award and Stony Brook Alumni Award.
At Tufts, he continued his research and received a grant from the New England Society of Orthodontics (NESO) to study 3D Mechanical Stimulation of Bioengineered Periodontal Tissue on GelMA Hydrogel. Fun Fact: He sat next to Dr. Andrew Lemchen during clinic, who served as his mentor during residency and beyond.
Dr. Shapiro is also very involved with social media and dental content creation. He started the Instagram page @futuredentists, works with the educational organization @ignitedds and has an orthodontic tiktok page @drshap.
In his free time, Dr. Shapiro enjoys playing sports and board games, his favorites being Settlers of Catan and pickleball.