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 89 reviews from around the Web.
  • 12/18/2016
         
    100% Thorough, knowledgeable, kind staff. All good.
  • 10/26/2016
         
    Dena just cleaned my teeth. She did it in a professional and timely manner.
  • 04/07/2017
         
    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...
  • 07/06/2017
         
    So appreciate the Doctor getting me in at such short notice with an infection needing to be seen. Very professional and knowledgeable, setting my mind at...
  • 11/27/2018
         
    Everyone was super nice very professional Pat Freeman has a top notch staff.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 08/14/2018
         
    Great job by the hygienist cleaning my teeth!
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 11/15/2017
         
    I have been fortunate to of had good experiences with all of my dentists.
  • 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.
  • 02/15/2018
         
    Warm, friendly staff. Dr Freeman explains the treatment options well
  • 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...
  • 06/01/2017
         
    Pat Freeman is an awesome guy and an amazing dentist. I look forward to each appointment knowing that him and his staff will take great care of me.
  • 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...