About the Experts
Speaker, Consultant, Trainer
Leslie Canham is a Certified and Registered Dental Assistant with over 48 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 DentalTown.com'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.
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.