Canham, Leslie D.

2024 Consulting Leaders

Ms. Canham is a speaker, podcaster and consultant specializing in infection control, OSHA compliance, the Dental Practice Act, HIPAA regulations, and accommodating disabled patients. In the dental field since 1972, she has worked as a dental assistant, treatment coordinator, and office manager. Her professional memberships include The Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention; The Speaking and Consulting Network; The Academy of Dental Management Consultants; The California Dental Assistants’ Association; The American Dental Assistants’ Association; The California Association of Dental Assistant Teachers; The California Dental Association; and the National Speakers’ Association. Ms. Canham is a continuing education provider registered with the California Dental Board and is also authorized by the Department of Labor as an OSHA Outreach Trainer in General Industry Standards and she is certified in Infection Prevention and Control, She is the founder of Leslie Canham and Associates, LLC where she provides in-office training including the Eight-Hour Infection Control Course for unlicensed dental assistants, mock inspections, consulting, online home study courses, and webinars. She presents her programs internationally and has earned the reputation as an outstanding speaker in dentistry. Her live programs are fast-paced, entertaining, and provide up-to-date, accurate information to help the dental team provide safe patient care while navigating the sea of state and federal regulations. She received an editorial excellence award for her article, “The First Step in Infection Control is Hand Hygiene” in the January/February 2011 issue of The Dental Assistant and has been named a Leader in Dental Consulting by Dentistry Today.
Lecture Topics:
OSHA, Infection Control, COVID-19 Updates for Dentistry, Dental Practice Act, HIPAA Work Force and Cyber Security Training, and Accommodating Deaf and Hard of Hearing Patients
2024 Lecture Highlights:
Jan 19: Infection Control, Dental Practice Act and OSHA Compliance

Feb 22 – 24: Chicago Dental Society’s Mid-Winter Meeting; Chicago, IL

Feb 27: Orange County Dental Society (California Dental Association); Webinar

Mar 7: My LA Braces; Alhambra, CA

Apr 14: Northern California Dental Society (California Dental Association); Webinar

Apr 20: American Association of Endodontists; Los Angeles, CA

May 16 – 17: CDA Presents California Dental Association; Anaheim, CA

Jul 26: Kern County Dental Society (California Dental Association); Bakersfield, CA



 Street :PO Box 542

 City :Copperopolis

 State :CA

 Postcode :95228


 Telephone :(209) 785-3903

 Fax :(209) 785-4458

 Website :lesliecanham.com