Hiwet Ephrem, MSDH, RF

Clinical Professor
Hiwet Ephrem, MSDH, RF


Office Phone
Office Address

8-536C Moos Tower
515 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Department of Primary Dental Care,
Division of Dental Hygiene


Clinical Professor


MSDH, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
Major: Dental Hygiene

BA, University of Minnesota

GDH, University of Minnesota


Minnesota Dental Hygiene Educators' Association
Minnesota Dental Hygienists' Association
American Dental Hygienists' Association

Licensures and Certifications

Restorative Expanded Function Certification

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Hiwet Ephrem, MSDH, RF is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Primary Dental Care at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Ms. Ephrem is an alumna of the School of Dentistry RDH, with a BS and Master’s degree in dental hygiene. She has over 25 years of practical experience working as a dental hygienist in private practice and large group clinics.

In 2000, Ms. Ephrem joined and began her career as a dental hygiene educator at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. She is involved as a course director in multiple undergraduate courses, and clinically, she instructs dental, dental hygiene and dental therapy students.

In 2015, Ms. Ephrem developed and applied her research in team-based delivery care model in a school setting. She continues to incubate the model in a dental school setting along with the cohort of University of Minnesota dental faculty, staff, and students.

Honors and Recognition

Instructor of the Year

Instructor of the Year

Ion M. Jackson Scholarship

ADEA/AAL Institute for Teaching and Learning

Instructor of the Year

Faculty of the Year

Instructor of the Year

Instructor of the Year

Grants and Patents

Selected Grants

Award: Expanding the team-based oral health care delivery model
Principal Investigator: Thierer, Todd E
Sponsoring Organization: MN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Award Dates: 2015 - 2017