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.   


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 4.8 out of 5 based on 69 reviews from around the Web.
  • 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...
  • 11/18/2017
    Excellent care and wonderful staff.
  • 11/06/2017
    Very thorough new patient visit. Very professional staff.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 01/29/2018
    I found my first appointment and initial consultation to be very thorough, and professional.
  • 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...
  • 12/09/2016
    My experience today with Dr. Freeman and his staff was wonderful. The dental hygienist was also amazing. The entire staff was very helpful. I even got a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 10/13/2016
    Excellent dentist and his support staff. Highly recommended!
  • 12/04/2017
    Highly recommend.
  • 10/26/2016
    Dena just cleaned my teeth. She did it in a professional and timely manner.
  • 09/25/2017
    I had my first visit today and I was very happy about the way I was treated. My x-rays were done in a quick matter and I like that I could see where the...
  • 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...