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 89 reviews from around the Web.
  • 12/04/2017
         
    Highly recommend.
  • 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...
  • 06/08/2017
         
    I have been to many dental offices and this is by far my favorite. They are so friendly and caring. A++
  • 04/12/2018
         
    The staff was all welcoming and helpful, provided great care and was able to lay out my dental issues and fixes in a good way.
  • 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?
  • 01/18/2018
         
    Fast and efficient. Offered options for care and was helpful with my insurance questions.
  • 07/14/2017
         
    Recently had a root canal and nearly fell asleep during the procedure! Plenty of novacaine and Dr. Freeman was thorough and gentle. His assistant was also...
  • 09/28/2018
         
    Fabulous dentist. Knows his stuff . Staff is great and he has great “chair side manner”! I trust home with all my dental needs!
  • 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...
  • 11/15/2017
         
    I have been fortunate to of had good experiences with all of my dentists.
  • 07/06/2017
         
    So appreciate the Doctor getting me in at such short notice with an infection needing to be seen. Very professional and knowledgeable, setting my mind at...
  • 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.
  • 04/05/2017
         
    I had a great first visit with Dr. Freeman and Staff. They were able to get my x rays and cleaning moved up and did a great job explaining my dental health...
  • 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...
  • 06/01/2018
         
    Excellent staff. If you need to have dental work requiring extensive work, the office staff will get all the insurance questions answered.
  • 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!
  • 04/28/2017
         
    Great service, friendly people! They took extra time to check into whether my insurance would work for them.
  • 10/13/2016
         
    Excellent dentist and his support staff. Highly recommended!
  • 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.
  • 08/14/2018
         
    Great job by the hygienist cleaning my teeth!