Meet Our Team

The perfect mix of professionalism and compassion. Everyone on the team understands that the patients and their dental needs come first. 

Dena Schimel – Registered Dental Hygienist

Dena has been a dental hygienist at Dr. Freeman’s office since 2015. After graduating with a degree in Health and Human Services she went on to study dental hygiene in Eugene, OR. Dena enjoys building lasting relationships with her patients while helping them with their dental needs and its impact on overall health. She and her husband Brian have four daughters between them in their blended family along with two dogs. Dena and her family enjoy traveling, biking, and being on the water.

Melody Woodburn – Registered Dental Hygienist

Melody is a long time Hood River resident currently living in the Portland area. She kindly steps in to help the over flow in our Hygiene Department. She enjoys all outdoor activities and traveling.

Debra Liddle - Dental Assistant

Debra has worked in the dental field for over 25 years and looks forward to interacting with the patients and the office staff. She has lived in the Gorge for over 25 years and enjoys all the seasons and the outdoor activities that are here to love. She enjoys spending time with her family, riding her horse, kayaking, and just being outside.

Kelly Kotzian - Dental Assistant (EFDA)

Kelly attended and graduated Concorde Career College in Portland, OR. She has been dental assistant for almost 5 years. She enjoys getting to know and comfort her patients. In her spare time you may catch her at a football game watching her daughter cheer or at baseball game watching her two boys play. With three children and a flock of chickens she is one busy lady when she isn't with us at the office.

Kate Stevens - Dental Assistant (EFDA)

Kate loves the dental field and has been a dental assistant for the past ten years. She attended Apex Dental Assisting School in 2007. Kate worked at a large family practice in Utah before moving to Oregon last fall. In her free time she likes to hike, travel, and spend time with her son Cooper.

Camille Freeman – Administrative Manager

Camille joined the practice a few years ago after becoming an empty-nester. Her work background as a manager in the treasury department of a major airline has been helpful in taking over many administrative hats for the dental practice. She enjoys working with staff and helping patients with scheduling, billing, and questions about their fees for treatment and dental benefits. Outside of the office she enjoys gardening, reading, and spending time with family and friends.   

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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What We Do
     
Pat Freeman Dental is rated 4.7 out of 5 based on 88 reviews from around the Web.
  • 11/01/2018
         
    Staff all very friendly. Did not have to wait long. Dr Freeman very thorough with his exam - Explained everything he was doing.
  • 06/02/2018
         
    Excellent staff. If you need to have dental work requiring extensive work, the office staff will get all the insurance questions answered.
  • 06/08/2017
         
    I have been to many dental offices and this is by far my favorite. They are so friendly and caring. A++
  • 11/15/2017
         
    I have been fortunate to of had good experiences with all of my dentists.
  • 12/18/2016
         
    100% Thorough, knowledgeable, kind staff. All good.
  • 11/06/2017
         
    Very thorough new patient visit. Very professional staff.
  • 10/26/2016
         
    Dena just cleaned my teeth. She did it in a professional and timely manner.
  • 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...
  • 02/08/2017
         
    Best Dentist & staff ever, friendly and helpful, very skilled, went outside provider list he's a keeper!!!
  • 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.
  • 04/10/2018
         
    Got me in quickly before leaving for a trip - very nice staff!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 11/15/2017
         
    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?
  • 02/15/2018
         
    Warm, friendly staff. Dr Freeman explains the treatment options well
  • 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...
  • 12/04/2017
         
    Highly recommend.
  • 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...
  • 11/10/2016
         
    My experience has always been one and done with a Dentist. Dr. Freeman and Team are the FIRST dental team that I genuinely connected with and trust. They do...