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 4.8 out of 5 based on 113 reviews from around the Web.
  • 06/14/2019
         
    Dr. Freeman and his staff are super great. I had an emergency, got in quickly, problem solved, doing very well now.
  • 08/13/2019
         
    I’ve spent 12 years working in dental offices and can say from both sides that this place is worthy of Five stars. All around good place.
  • 02/15/2018
         
    I was pleasantly surprised what a wonderful experience I had today. All the people were so nice and I was so impressed with Dr. Freeman.
  • 06/19/2018
         
    This was my intial visit for extensive dental work needed. A great experience, looking forward to my new smile and healthier teeth.
  • 03/13/2019
         
    Easy in and out. Great communication prior to, during and after your appointment. I hope Pat never retires.
  • 06/15/2019
         
    Seems like it will be a good fit for me...
  • 09/05/2019
         
    He and his staff are thorough and efficient. Pleasant, too.
  • 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...
  • 02/22/2018
         
    Excellent visit with Dr Freeman and his team. Definitely recommend!
  • 09/05/2019
         
    He and his staff are thorough and efficient. Pleasant, too.
  • 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.
  • 01/30/2019
         
    Very thorough
  • 07/11/2019
         
    I put full trust in Dr Freemanâ s work - he is skilled, caring and there was no pain!
  • 08/16/2019
         
    I am from out of town but was very grateful that he could see me and was very impressed with his knowledge, equipment, and explanations
  • 03/07/2019
         
    I am happy with the service provided. Dr.Freeman does an excellent job and explains treatment in detail.
  • 08/10/2018
         
    Welcoming and accommodating staff. Staff and Dentist was able to keep appointment despite my failure to keep the original time specified.
  • 06/15/2019
         
    Seems like it will be a good fit for me...
  • 04/10/2018
         
    Got me in quickly before leaving for a trip - very nice staff!
  • 01/30/2019
         
    Very thorough
  • 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.