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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Pat Freeman Dental is rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 51 reviews from around the Web.
  • 09/20/2016
         
    The staff and Dr Freeman are always prompt and pleasant. I feel like I get good dental care there.
  • 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...
  • 05/31/2017
         
    Super knowledgabke dentist. Quality work. Thank you for the excellent service
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 06/07/2017
         
    I have been to many dental offices and this is by far my favorite. They are so friendly and caring. A++
  • 04/10/2017
         
    they knew what they were doing got me in and out fast friendly staff and doctors
  • 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...
  • 11/17/2016
         
    Excellent
  • 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....
  • 08/28/2016
         
    From the time you walk in, until you leave Dr. Freeman and his staff treat you with respect. I throughly enjoy everyone there and would recommend them highly. Having gone to other dentists I am happy to say Dr. Freeman will be the only dentist I go to. I like his attitude, he tells you what you need to hear, rather than what you want to hear....his knowledge base is amazing. He's very fair, you can tell he loves his job. When you don't see him and are dealing with another member of his staff, they are extremely nice, funny and care about what they do. There is really no better choice, you'd be wasting your time trying to find another dentist office to compete with Dr. Freeman and his staff!
  • 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....
  • 12/18/2016
         
    100% Thorough, knowledgeable, kind staff. All good.
  • 08/29/2016
         
    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
  • 02/07/2017
         
    Best Dentist & staff ever, friendly and helpful, very skilled, went outside provider list he's a keeper!!!
  • 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...