Dr. Shelley L. Canada has practiced family and cosmetic dentistry
since 1989 when she graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry with awards in operative and pediatric dentistry and was number one in her class in crown and bridge dentistry. She has been licensed in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana and she is oral sedation certified in Texas. Dr. Canada completed a one-year general practice residency at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Hermann Hospital, The University of Texas School of Dentistry, Texas Institute of Research and Rehabilitation and Ben Taub Hospital in 1990 where she learned how to treat the medically compromised patient. She then completed a one-year cosmetic dentistry fellowship with Realty Publishing and Esthetic Dental Professionals in 1991. She has been in private solo practice since 1995.
In 1995, she was named Young Dentist of the Year and in 2009, Dentist of the Year by the Ninth District Dental Society where she was the past president. Dr. Canada is a fellow of the American and International College of Dentists as well as the Delta Sigma Delta International Dental Fraternity where she is a national officer. She also teaches Ethics and Professionalism to sophomore dental students the the University of Texas School of Dentistry. In her free time, she is also very involved with the Seattle Study Club in Houston
, the West Side Study Club, the Ninth District Dental Society, the Greater Houston Dental Society, the Texas Dental Association, and Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity. She is a mentor to many past, present and future dental students as well.