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 95 reviews from around the Web.
  • 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.
  • 02/08/2017
         
    Best Dentist & staff ever, friendly and helpful, very skilled, went outside provider list he's a keeper!!!
  • 02/23/2017
         
    I've been seeing Dr. Freeman for over 10 years. He's always been very professional and thorough, you know you're in good hands. His due diligence and...
  • 06/01/2017
         
    Super knowledgabke dentist. Quality work. Thank you for the excellent service
  • 04/28/2017
         
    Great service, friendly people! They took extra time to check into whether my insurance would work for them.
  • 03/13/2019
         
    Easy in and out. Great communication prior to, during and after your appointment. I hope Pat never retires.
  • 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...
  • 11/14/2017
         
    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?
  • 11/06/2017
         
    Very thorough new patient visit. Very professional staff.
  • 02/15/2018
         
    Warm, friendly staff. Dr Freeman explains the treatment options well
  • 03/14/2017
         
    We always appreciate the excellent dental care we receive from Dr. Pat Freeman and the dental hygienists and other staff. Everyone is friendly and...
  • 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...
  • 11/18/2016
         
    Excellent
  • 01/29/2018
         
    I found my first appointment and initial consultation to be very thorough, and professional.
  • 12/18/2016
         
    100% Thorough, knowledgeable, kind staff. All good.
  • 06/14/2019
         
    Dr. Freeman and his staff are super great. I had an emergency, got in quickly, problem solved, doing very well now.
  • 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...
  • 02/19/2019
         
    I am happy with the service provided. Dr.Freeman does an excellent job and explains treatment in detail.
  • 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.
  • 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...