Meet Dr. Pat Freeman

Like many Hood River residents, Pat Freeman is an outdoor enthusiast.  Fact is, he’s found solace in the great outdoors since he was a boy, growing up in Missouri. 

From an early age, Pat knew he loved being outside. But it wasn’t until he graduated from the University of Missouri at Kansas City Dental School in 1983 and practiced in the heart of America for 13 years that he and his wife realized they wanted to relocate somewhere new – somewhere that allowed people to work and play all in the same day. In 1996, they moved to the perfect location: Hood River, Oregon in the Columbia River Gorge. 

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"Living Life to the Fullest, at Work and at Play"
Dr. Pat Freeman
By Ali Skiles

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The Freeman Philosophy

Pat loves to work with his hands and help people, so it’s no wonder he’s a dentist. Pat’s core dental philosophy is based on a comprehensive examination. He checks not just your teeth and gums but the relationship of your bite and jaw joints to the rest of your mouth. From that, the cause and effect of different aspects of your oral health, or lack of, can be assessed, getting to the base diagnostic cause of your particular dental issue.  

Once he’d spent about three years being a dentist, Pat realized there was more to learn about his profession. He wondered why his patients were having the problems they were having, why teeth were worn and breaking, why people had jaw and head pain, why some restorations would fail so quickly and why his patients would complain about an uncomfortable bite when the problem, if he went with the single cause remedy, should have been fixed. What he discovered was that every dental issue usually has several causes. 

His quest led him to the Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Studies, which changed the way he and countless other dentists have approached dentistry since. 

“It has made the dental portion of my life so much more predictable and enjoyable,” said Dr. Pat Freeman.” I get to the rudimentary causes of our patient’s problems, educating them visually with intra-oral cameras, IPad apps,  and verbally explaining their particular situation and the options available to obtain excellent oral health.” 

Time & Quality Matter

Today, Dr. Pat Freeman and his team of dental professionals work hard to get people into a state of good dental health. As stated in his philosophy, it starts with a comprehensive examination that dives deep into a patient’s dental history and then develops into a long-term, life changing way for patients to care for their dental needs through education and interaction – a true doctor-patient relationship.

Call Pat Freeman, DDS at (541) 386-3525.

 

AACD

Dr. Freeman is one of five Oregon dentists having achieved Accredited Member status (1989) in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

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Pat Freeman Dental is rated 4.8 out of 5 based on 113 reviews from around the Web.
  • 11/07/2017
         
    Amazing staff and service. I highly recommend!
  • 07/11/2019
         
    I put full trust in Dr Freeman’s work - he is skilled, caring and there was no pain!
  • 11/18/2017
         
    Excellent care and wonderful staff.
  • 09/20/2018
         
    I never realized I had a problem, it is so nice to have my jaw and teeth feel good. I’m looking forward to having the hygienist visit.
  • 08/16/2019
         
    I am from out of town but was very grateful that he could see me and was very impressed with his knowledge, equipment, and explanations
  • 01/30/2019
         
    Very thorough
  • 12/04/2017
         
    Highly recommend.
  • 06/16/2018
         
    Very friendly team, very professional. Gave me a lot of great information to help me make good decisions about my dental care.
  • 03/07/2019
         
    I am happy with the service provided. Dr.Freeman does an excellent job and explains treatment in detail.
  • 06/14/2019
         
    Dr. Freeman and his staff are super great. I had an emergency, got in quickly, problem solved, doing very well now.
  • 03/13/2019
         
    Easy in and out. Great communication prior to, during and after your appointment. I hope Pat never retires.
  • 01/29/2018
         
    I found my first appointment and initial consultation to be very thorough, and professional.
  • 07/11/2019
         
    I put full trust in Dr Freemanâ s work - he is skilled, caring and there was no pain!
  • 02/15/2018
         
    I was pleasantly surprised what a wonderful experience I had today. All the people were so nice and I was so impressed with Dr. Freeman.
  • 06/21/2017
         
    Dr. Freeman gave the most thorough new patient exam we have ever had, throughout many moves and all across the country.
  • 06/14/2019
         
    Dr. Freeman and his staff are super great. I had an emergency, got in quickly, problem solved, doing very well now.
  • 06/01/2018
         
    Excellent staff. If you need to have dental work requiring extensive work, the office staff will get all the insurance questions answered.
  • 11/14/2017
         
    I have been fortunate to of had good experiences with all of my dentists. Dr. Freeman truly stands out, including his staff.
  • 01/18/2018
         
    Fast and efficient. Offered options for care and was helpful with my insurance questions.
  • 08/28/2019
         
    The whole staff made me feel comfortable, and weâ re efficient and no nonsense about my visit.