Firhewot Kebede


English, Amharic (Ethiopian language)
AS in Dental Hygiene
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?

The most rewarding part of my job is seeing the difference that I make in my patients' lives and the relationships I build with them.

What’s something your patients might be surprised to learn about you?

I was born and grew up in Ethiopia. I come from big family of five sisters, four brothers, two half sisters, and four half brothers, all of whom live between the US, Europe, and Ethiopia. I also have 2 daughters: one graduated college and the other is in her senior year of high school. Also, my favorite holiday is Christmas! I love to decorate and always have two Christmas trees.

What dental stereotype are you most passionate about changing?

I am passionate about changing the stereotype that teeth cleanings are painful.

What is the absolute coolest thing about the human mouth?

Everybody has their own unique teeth (similar to their finger prints), so no two mouths are the same!

In another life, if you weren’t working in dentistry, what would you be doing?

Interior designer

When I’m in the patient chair, I’m probably grooving to {blank} in my headphones.


What’s something that really, really, really makes you smile? Like, really?

When I see my patients happy and satisfied with the service provided to them...that is a big win for me.