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 4.9 out of 5 based on 44 reviews from around the Web.
  • 10/12/2016
         
    Excellent dentist and his support staff. Highly recommended!
  • 04/06/2017
         
    I arrived for my appointment on time and I didn't have to wait in the waiting room at all. It was a very friendly and professional atmosphere & I have...
  • 09/14/2016
         
    Dr. Freeman and his staff did a great job. They are all friendly and want to make sure your cared for while your there. I love how Dr. Freeman explains...
  • 08/17/2016
         
    Definitely! Dr. Freeman is always thorough and His staff is always friendly.
  • 11/16/2016
         
    I LOVE Dr. Freeman and all of his staff. Very comfortable office and straightforward dental work and advice. Dr. Freeman is a perfectionist and gets the job...
  • 08/15/2016
         
    Skillful, friendly and painless. Best dentist in the country.
  • 10/25/2016
         
    Dena just cleaned my teeth. She did it in a professional and timely manner.
  • 08/15/2012
         
    Dr. Freeman is an excellent dentist, and the rest staff is very knowledgeable and polite. I became a patient in 2008. At the time I was missing front tooth...
  • 08/30/2016
         
    I have been seeing Dr Freeman for over 5 years. He and his staff are great. On my 8-29-16 visit, a new procedure of signing in was in place. I would think the office person could do this . Did not like putting phone and e-mail address that any one could see!!!! The cost of this visit went up. I would assume part of the increase is to pay for this web reporting. The dental work is great but I do hope you keep the costs competive
  • 04/28/2017
         
    Great service, friendly people! They took extra time to check into whether my insurance would work for them.
  • 08/17/2016
         
    Yes, by all means.
  • 11/17/2016
         
    Excellent
  • 09/15/2016
         
    I couldn't be happier with my dental experience at Dr. Freeman's office. I was new to the Hood River area and finding the right dentist was important. Dr....
  • 12/07/2016
         
    Hiedi and I have been going to Dr. Freemans office for years. Driving all the way from Vancouver for all our dental needs. We know Dr. Freeman and his staff...
  • 05/20/2015
         
    If you really like going to the dentist you're probably not reading a Yelp review to find one, but if you're like me and there's no way out of it, Dr....
  • 09/21/2016
         
    Dr. Freeman is a no nonsense, skilled, passionate dentist. From the beginning I was impressed with his knowledge of dentistry and his modern office setting....
  • 12/18/2016
         
    100% Thorough, knowledgeable, kind staff. All good.
  • 10/27/2016
         
    Great office organization with a smooth efficient low-key flow. The staff is its usual, responsive and caring while entirely professional, self. Most...