We’re shining the spotlight on Mimi Godin, Manager, Category Development and Analytics at dentalcorp’s Support Centre. Mimi tells us about graduating as a dental hygienist, how an unexpected dinner changed the course of her career, and the lifelong journey of leadership.
Tell us about your background – how long have you been with dentalcorp, and what were you doing before you joined?
I graduated as a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) 11 years ago. My first job was in a small town in rural Saskatchewan, where I was the practice's first and only dental hygienist – talk about jumping in with both feet! It was challenging, but I was fortunate to have the support of my teachers and clinical instructors throughout my first few months. After that job, I worked in dental practices across the country, for ten years and was able to expand my skills to include dental assisting, treatment coordination, administration, and practice management. The decision to join dentalcorp over two years ago was an easy one as I believe that I bring a unique and varied perspective to my role.
Can you tell us a bit about your role on your team? What does a typical day look like?
I work on the Practice Development team, focusing on analytics and development. Our team directly supports the development and optimization of practices. A typical day could involve anything from reviewing data and understanding key clinical insights to creating resources or patient forms to support our practices or developing and designing webinars and training guides.
Share something funny that's happened to you.
I went out for dinner with some hygienist friends after attending the Pacific Dental Conference in Vancouver. By the end of the meal, I had accepted a position as a Practice Manager in Calgary. It was a very unusual job interview, but I moved to Calgary six weeks later and never looked back.
Share an experience you've had that's really left an impact.
My first position at dentalcorp was in a field role, directly supporting practices across Western Canada. It was incredibly eye-opening to collaborate and help hundreds of practices across the country after transitioning from private practices. This experience gave me a deeper understanding of the industry, and I'm very excited about the future.
Share something about yourself that your co-workers would never guess.
Mimi is my middle name!
What are your aspirations for personal and professional growth? Do you have a 5-year plan?
My time with dentalcorp has allowed me to experience limitless professional growth opportunities. I plan to continue absorbing as much information and experience as possible. I have learned that being a strong people leader is a lifelong journey, and that journey is absolutely something that I plan to start within the next five years.