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2017 leslie photo Leslie Canham, CDA, RDA
Certified Speaking
Professional (CSP)


Leslie-new-header      "Leslie's fast paced, entertaining seminars are a hit with audiences. As an expert in Infection Control, Office Safety, OSHA and HIPAA Compliance, Leslie helps dental teams navigate the sea of regulations."

Leslie Canham
Speaker, Consultant, Trainer

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  • Infection Control
  • Infection Control Teamwork: How to Meet and Exceed CDC Guidelines
  • Who's in Charge of Infection Control?
  • Got OSHA? 6 Easy Steps to Office Safety!
  • The New Hazard Communication Standard
  • HIPAA What's New and What Do I Have To Do?
  • California Dental Practice Act
  • Accomodating Patients with Disabilties
  • Treating Patients who are living with HIV/AIDS

About Leslie

Leslie Canham is a certified and registered dental assistant with over 40 years of experience. She is the founder of Leslie Canham & Associates, LLC, providing in-office training, mock inspections, and consulting. As a Certified Speaking Professional, Leslie delivers presentations to dental societies, study clubs and organizations as well as being the moderator for the Infection Control Forum on She is authorized by The Department of Labor as an OSHA Outreach Trainer in General Industry Standards.

Leslie has published numerous articles in dental industry magazines and has authored several CE home study courses which have been published in Dentaltown, The Dental Assistant Journal, and Contemporary Dental Assisting.

Leslie is an active member of OSAP, the Speaking Consulting Network, the Academy of Dental Management Consultants, the American Dental Assistants Association, the California Dental Association, and the National Speakers Association.

Leslie Canham
Certified Speaking
Professional (CSP)
Speaker, Consultant, Trainer

Leslie's Curriculum Vitae
Speaker's Agreement
Programs & Workshops

Leslie Canham is a Certified and Registered Dental Assistant with over 45 years of experience in dentistry. Leslie sought to continue her career by exploring the continuing education needs of dental personnel. Her research led to OSHA compliance training for dental offices. Dentists, astounded by Leslie's expertise began referring their colleagues to her. Soon her outstanding reputation spread throughout the dental community. Leslie's OSHA compliance seminars have become very popular, with encore presentations being scheduled years in advance. Leslie has added Infection Control, Dental Practice Act, HIPAA, and Accommodating Special Needs Patients to her list of outstanding seminars.

Leslie is authorized by the Department of Labor as an OSHA Outreach Trainer in General Industry Standards. Her memberships include:

  • The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention
  • The Academy of Dental Management Consultants
  • The Speaking, Consulting Network
  • The American Dental Assistants Association
  • The California Dental Association
  • The California Association of Dental Assistant Teachers
  • National Speakers Association

Leslie is listed as a "leader in consulting" by Dentistry Today. She is a Certified Speaking Professional, which is a designation conferred by the National Speakers Association. Fewer than 10 percent of speakers worldwide hold this professional designation. It is earned by a proven track record of speaking experience, expertise, a commitment to ongoing education, outstanding client service, and ethical behavior. 

Leslie is currently a moderator on's Infection Control forum. Leslie's involvement on committees include: DANB infection control examination construction committee, OSAP Symposium planning committee, and the American Dental Association Dental Team Member Advisory Panel. She has served as President, Treasurer and Employment Chairperson of the San Fernando Valley Dental Assistants Association; Benevolence Chairperson of the Southern California Dental Assistants Association and State Director of the San Fernando Valley Dental Assistants Association serving the California Dental Assistants Association.

Mike New

Mike Canham
Safety Analyst

A former firefighter, Mike photographs dental offices to help the dental team recognize problem areas pertaining to infection control, safety and OSHA compliance. As a dental office safety analyst, Mike helps dental professionals reduce their risk of accidents and injuries. Mike and Leslie, as a husband and wife team, travel nationwide to provide personalized on-site training and up-to-date information for dental professionals.

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