Phone: 209-785-3903


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Certified Speaking
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On Monday, October 29th, Leslie will teach the Infection Control Webinar. This course is required for all California dental license renewals.

In 2011, the Dental Board of California amended Section 1005 of Division 10 Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations. These new infection control standards are the focus of this course.

Click here to register for this event.

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Leslie Canham and Associates, LLC
PO Box 542
Copperopolis, CA 95228
TEL: 209.785.3903

New Law effective January 1, 2010.

There is a mandatory 8 hour training requirement for all Unlicensed Dental Assistants in California who were hired after January 1, 2010.

8 Hour Infection Course-Individual Training

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According to California Dental Practice Act Business and Professions Code, Article 7, Section 1750 (c), the supervising licensed dentist will be responsible for ensuring that each unlicensed dental assistant, who is in his or her continuous employ for 120 days or more, has successfully completed board approved courses in Dental Practice Act, basic life support and an eight hour course in infection control within one year.

The 8 hour Infection Control course is divided into two modules, 4 hours of Didactic and 4 hours of Clinical. The Didactic portion of the course (4 hours) may be taken as home study, and must be completed prior to on-site training. The clinical portion of the course (4 hours) must be presented live, hands-on in a clinical setting, and for your convenience, Leslie will conduct the clinical portion of the course in your office.

Don't wait until the courses are jammed--download the registration form (PDF) and schedule your training today.

Tuition for the 8 hour Infection Control coursee is $695 per person (minimum 2 people) and includes:

  • 4 hour Didactic home study module
  • 4 hour Clinical module in your office
  • Dental Practice Act home study course
  • Flexible schedule-evenings or weekends OK!
  • Peace of mind, knowing your practice meets dental board requirements

Group rates available for 4 or more dental assistants taking the course at the same time.

Download the Leslie Canham and Associates, LLC registration form (PDF) to get started! To register, submit completed form (one per person) and payment. Forms may be Faxed 209-785-4458 or mailed to:

Leslie Canham
PO Box 542
Copperopolis, CA 95228

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Infection Control

This course is required for all California dental license renewals

  • 2 CEs
California Dental Practice Act

This course is required for all California dental license renewals

  • 2 CEs

OSHA Annual Bloodborne Pathogen Training

This course is designed to familiarize the reader with the basic elements of an OSHA bloodborne pathogen program. OSHA requires employers to provide bloodborne pathogen training to employees at least annually. (Note: This course does not replace the employer's responsibility to provide site specific training on emergency plans).

  • 3 CEs

What About MRSAs in Dentistry?

This course will help the dental professional understand how MRSA infections are transmitted and what can be done to reduce risks in the dental healthcare setting.

  • 2 CEs

HIPAA for Dentistry

This course will familiarize the reader with the basic concepts of HIPAA as the regulations apply to Dentistry.

  • 2 CEs

What is the Role of the Infection Control Co-ordinator?

This course will define the role of the infection control coordinator, help the reader locate reliable resources for infection control and safety information, and provide helpful checklists.

  • 2 CEs

Safe Dental Care Starts with Sterilization and Disinfection

This course will focus on the proper techniques for sterilization and disinfection to provide safe dental care.

  • 2 CEs


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Your use of this website constitutes your agreement to follow these rules and to be bound by them. If you do not agree with any of these Terms and Conditions, do not use the website.

The website is operated by Leslie Canham & Associates, LLC ("LCA") business address is:

Leslie Canham and Associates, LLC
PO Box 542
Copperopolis, CA 95228

Refund Policy

  • Live Seminars - Full refund less a $25 processing fee if requested at least 10 days prior to event. No refund issued within 9 days of event.
  • In-Office Consultation and Seminars - Upon receipt of Client's signed agreement and check or credit card payment, the Leslie agrees to reserve agreed upon training date. If the Client requests any change in the date after it has been confirmed, the Client will be responsible for non-refundable travel expenses. A cancellation fee of 50% of the consultation fee is assessed in the event the consultation is not rescheduled at a later date.
  • Home Study and eLearning Courses - Administered through DentalPostEdu; view their policy here.
  • Webinars - No refund, however a Make-Up Webinar may be scheduled-You must contact Leslie Canham & Associates, LLC to reschedule.
  • 8 Hour Infection Control Course- 50% refund if course study manual is returned in good condition within 2 weeks of purchase.


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Continuing Education Webinars

We are currently offering PRIVATE WEBINARS for dental practices. See Remote Webinars.

Webinars count as Live Classroom CE Credit!

What is a Webinar?

Take courses LIVE from your computer! All you need is a computer and Internet access. If you do not have computer/internet acces, you can participate by telephone. Courses are conveniently scheduled on weekends and evenings. Save time and money! No travel, fuel, or parking fees. Join Leslie live from your own computer and earn LIVE CE Credit!


1. Click the Register Button in the course list for the Webinar you would like to attend. You must register in advance.

2. Pay for your course. We accept payment via PayPal, and you can use your Visa, MC, American Express, and Discover cards on PayPal. You will receive an e-mail confirmation for your transaction.

3. Look in your inbox for an email from Leslie Canham. The email will have the Web link and password for the Webinar. Keep a copy of the conference Web link and the password on your calendar.

4. On the day of your Webinar, log in with the Web link provided in your email about 10 minutes before the Webinar begins. Make sure your computer speakers are turned on and working. Then follow the instructions on your screen.

System Requirements:

You must have working speakers on your computer to hear the Webinar. If you do not have speakers, you may use the telephone call in number provided in the email confirmation.

Windows support

  • Intel Core2 Duo CPU 2.XX GHz or AMD processor. (2 GB of RAM recommended)
  • JavaScript and Cookies enabled
  • Active X enabled and unblocked for Microsoft Internet Explorer (recommended)
  • Java 6.0 or above
  • Mac support
    • Intel processor (512 MB of RAM or more recommended)
    • JavaScript and Cookies enabled
    • Plug-ins enabled in Safari
    • Java 6.0 or above
  • Linux support

    WebEx will support any Linux distribution as long as it meets the following minimum requirements:

    • Kernel: 2.6 or later
    • X Lib: X11R6 or later compatible
    • C++ Lib: libstdc++ 6
    • Desktop Environment, XFce 4.0 or later, KDE, Ximian, Gnome
    • GDK/GTK. version: 2.0 or later
    • Glib: 2.0 or later
    • Sun Java 1.5 or later
  • Mobile support

    WebEx supports starting or joining a meeting from your mobile device. The WebEx web pages are also accessible on the mobile device default browser.

    Mobile applications are available for iOS(iPhone/iPad), Android and Cius devices. See below for additional details.

WebEx Meeting App

Device Type Versions Supported
iPhone iOS 3+
iPad iOS 3+
Android v 2.1+
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