Hiwet Ephrem, MSDH, RF

Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Dentistry

Hiwet Ephrem

Contact Info

ephre001@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-626-9764

Office Address:
9-125 Moos Tower
515 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Dentistry


University of Minnesota (Restorative Expanded Functions), 2008

University of Minnesota (Psychology), 2000

GDH, University of Minnesota (Dental Hygiene), 1983

Summary

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. 

Awards & Recognition

  • 2016 Instructor of the Year, Division of Dental Hygiene, School of Dentistry
  • 2015 Instructor of the Year, Division of Dental Therapy, School of Dentistry
  • 2013 Faculty of the Year, Division of Dental Hygiene, School of Dentistry
  • 2011 Faculty of the Year, Division of Dental Hygiene, School of Dentistry
  • 2009 Instructor of the Year, Division of Dental Hygiene, School of Dentistry
  • 2002 Instructor of the Year, Division of Dental Hygiene, School of Dentistry

Professional Associations

  • Dental Hygiene Admissions Committee, Member 2007 - present
  • Dental Hygiene Scholastic Committee, Member, 2012 - present
  • Global Perspectives In Dentistry Student Association, Advisor, 2008-2010
  • Dental Hygiene Curriculum Committee, Member, 2012- present
  • International Student Affairs Committee, Member, 2008-present

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Intra-Professional Team Based Clinical Education