Our Patient Experience

At Dr. Pat Freeman’s office we pride ourselves on perfectly mingling professionalism, personality and compassion. Integrating the latest technologies into our practice helps patients fully understand all their options, including the use of intra-oral cameras and digital x-rays. We think it’s the best way to run a dentist office. Our many patients agree.  

What Our Patient's Say

"It had been years since I had dental coverage before getting a referral to Pat Freeman Dental in Hood River. That return trip to the dentist felt like my first appointment as a child, despite my generally impulsive at-home dental care. The staff was extremely thorough and genuinely welcoming from the moment I arrived. Dr. Freeman explained my upcoming dental needs in layman's terms and offered realistic suggestions for returning my mouth to health. The hygienists celebrate my dental successes with me at each visit, be they minor or significant. I'm happy to have been referred for services at Pat Freeman Dental and have recommended them to other people!"- Kristyn

I am very pleased to tell you that I woke up this morning with zero swelling and essentially zero pain/discomfort. Given that this was less than 24 hours after you extracted my tooth, drilled into my jawbone, and “installed” (with a torque wrench) a titanium implant in to my jaw I was truly amazed.

I am certain that the reason for my lack of swelling/pain/discomfort is your high level of skill.  You are very good at your craft – thank you.

Thanks should also be given to your outstanding team. - Mark

“It is amazing to me after 60 years of ill-fitting dentures and dentists who didn’t seem to care, that I can now eat an apple and chew it - even the peel. Thank you and your staff for your patience and kindness.”  - Patient name withheld for privacy

“Dr. Freeman and his staff were always helpful and supportive throughout my extensive restorative treatment.  It is no longer necessary to hide my smile.  I am very happy with the outcome and continue to receive compliments on my teeth and smile.” - Patient name withheld for privacy

“I will be ever grateful for Dr. Freeman and his staff for restoring confidence in my smile. The skill and expertise that they demonstrated during the procedure was magical. Thank you Dr. Freeman.” - Patient name withheld for privacy

Patient Comfort

While no dental procedure is 100% comfortable, we go to great lengths to minimize any discomfort you might feel. We use many of the latest techniques to provide you with the most comfortable experience possible. Additionally, Dr. Freeman makes a point of scheduling enough time for each patient so you can be assured you get his full attention.

Patient Education Tools

BiteFX Animations

BiteFX

Dr. Freeman uses a novel and exciting presentation tool called BiteFX™ that uses friendly animations to explain problems in a way that makes sense to the patient. With BiteFX, our patients quickly understand complicated concepts that were previously difficult and time consuming to explain. We can also combine photos of your mouth with the BiteFX animations to give you an even better appreciation of our treatment recommendations. If you’d like to check out more details about BiteFX, you can do so at their website:
www.bitefx.com

DDS GP iPad Patient Education

Patient understanding is extremely important at our office. Dr. Freeman uses an iPad application called DDS GP as well as other patient tools to explain and answer any questions you might have.

Intra Oral Cameras

Additionally, we have intra oral cameras in each operatory. This allows us to take pictures of the problem areas and the results. Patients often comment on how nice it is to actually see the area in question.

Sedation Options

We recognize that patients with negative dental experiences in the past may be apprehensive about treatment. We therefore have several sedation options available upon request:

Nitrous oxide is an odorless gas which makes you feel relaxed and at ease.  You will be awake and aware of your surroundings.  Nitrous oxide clears out of your system within minutes, so you can leave the office as aware as when you arrived.

Oral sedation options are also available upon request to help lessen any anxiety you may have.

Conscious IV Sedation offers a deeper sedation where patients are essentially asleep and yet they retain their reflexes and the ability to breath on their own. When patients awake from the sedation, they will have little, if any, memory of what occurred during the appointment. An on site board certified anesthesiologist is available upon request for this sedation.

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 61 reviews from around the Web.
  • 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...
  • 11/06/2017
         
    Very thorough new patient visit. Very professional staff.
  • 11/18/2016
         
    Excellent
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 12/18/2016
         
    100% Thorough, knowledgeable, kind staff. All good.
  • 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...
  • 04/28/2017
         
    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!
  • 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...
  • 11/18/2017
         
    Excellent care and wonderful 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....
  • 10/05/2016
         
    Very professional and beautiful work.
  • 12/03/2017
         
    Highly recommend.
  • 08/31/2016
         
    I have FINALLY found a dentist and dental team that truly care about the person more than the payment. I've been to many dentists, Dr Freeman and Team are...
  • 06/01/2017
         
    Super knowledgabke dentist. Quality work. Thank you for the excellent service
  • 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...