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 4.7 out of 5 based on 87 reviews from around the Web.
  • 11/07/2017
         
    Amazing staff and service. I highly recommend!
  • 01/29/2018
         
    I found my first appointment and initial consultation to be very thorough, and professional.
  • 11/18/2016
         
    Excellent
  • 06/28/2018
         
    Dr. Freeman does excellent dental work and he adjusts his approach for us "veterans"' and for "newbies". THANK DR. FREEMAN AND STAFF!
  • 08/14/2018
         
    Great job by the hygienist cleaning my teeth!
  • 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.
  • 02/07/2018
         
    My first visit to Dr. Freeman and I was very pleased with my comfort level and the thoroughness of Dr. Freeman explaining every step of my procedure and all my options.
  • 11/18/2017
         
    Excellent care and wonderful staff.
  • 06/08/2017
         
    I have been to many dental offices and this is by far my favorite. They are so friendly and caring. A++
  • 01/18/2018
         
    Fast and efficient. Offered options for care and was helpful with my insurance questions.
  • 10/05/2016
         
    Very professional and beautiful work.
  • 04/10/2018
         
    Got me in quickly before leaving for a trip - very nice staff!
  • 06/21/2017
         
    Dr. Freeman gave the most thorough new patient exam we have ever had, throughout many moves and all across the country. He is very pleasant and all the staff...
  • 06/01/2017
         
    Pat Freeman is an awesome guy and an amazing dentist. I look forward to each appointment knowing that him and his staff will take great care of me.
  • 10/02/2016
         
    The front office staff are exceptional, super friendly, and great at handling their business, getting answers and following up with inquiries. Makes it much...
  • 11/14/2017
         
    Great place! Friendly staff and competent staff, great dentist. And he is even from the same state I am from. Can't be all bad, right?
  • 04/28/2017
         
    Great service, friendly people! They took extra time to check into whether my insurance would work for them.
  • 10/18/2016
         
    Dr. Freeman has once again provided excellent dental care for my family. If you are looking for a Dentist make sure to check him out. He and his office staff...
  • 04/10/2017
         
    they knew what they were doing got me in and out fast friendly staff and doctors
  • 06/19/2018
         
    This was my intial visit for extensive dental work needed. A great experience, looking forward to my new smile and healthier teeth.