CEO | DentalX | North York, Ontario, Canada
Anaida Deti and her husband, John Dine, moved from Albania to Canada in the past decade. That time, they had only a few hundred dollars with them and a big dream of building something theirs. Anaida spoke no English and her school meant nothing here. She worked seven days a week while going to school full time.
After a few years of finishing school and getting her license, she took the foundation of DentalX in 2013. DentalX started with only Anaida, booking appointments in her car and seeing patients in the late afternoons. Now she has an award-winning dental clinic.
What do achievements mean to you?
The best feeling in the world is to do what you love and get recognized for it.
What excites you most about the work that you do?
Since childhood, Anaida wanted to be a dentist, an orthodontist to be specific. Dentistry was something that had always fascinated her. This does not mean that she wasn’t terrified to go to the dentist! Sure, she was, but she also found it very interesting. Little Anaida used to say that when she became a dentist, she would help all the people who were scared like her, to actually look forward to their dental appointments. Now she sees kids looking forward to their dental appointments, adults as well.
Do you have a mantra or motto that you live by?
Nothing comes easy, if you work hard and put your mind to it, everything is possible.
Closing envelopes for a marketing company, getting paid 10 cents per envelope.
Currently occupied with (business/job related activities)
Very busy with my business, working on expanding my business. Doing different types of media, interviews, articles and more.
I have won many local, national and international awards. I have been featured on many magazines. I have been a part of a book project. Please check my website for more dentalx.ca
What was your journey like to get where you are today?
I immigrated to Canada from Albania 18 years ago with my husband. We only had a few hundred dollars with them and a big dream of building something. I spoke no English and my school meant nothing here, so I had to start everything from scratch. I worked seven days a week while going to school full time. I founded DentalX in 2013. DentalX started with only me, booking appointments in my car and seeing patients in the late afternoons or Sundays after I worked all day for other dental offices. Now I have an award-winning dental office.
“DentalX started with only me, booking appointments in my car and seeing patients in the late afternoons or Sundays after I worked all day for other dental offices.”
— Anaida Deti
Goal yet to be achieved
To open a few dental offices throughout the province.
Believing in myself
Definition of leadership
Having the courage to go first, putting ourselves at personal risk to open a path for others to follow.
One word that best describes you
Like best about job
When patients tell us they look forward to their appointments.
What are you really into outside of work?
Spending time with my family.
Exercise of choice
Most ecstatic moment
When I had my two beautiful kids, my son Samuel and my daughter Iliana.
Favorite car (brand)