August 2, 2021

Dear Patients,

It’s been a challenging 18 months for everyone and I hope this letter finds all of you happy and healthy! Many of you have asked, “When is Dr. Freeman Retiring?” After 38 years as a dental practitioner, now is the time for me to cut back on the amount of time I am in the office to pursue other personal passions. As part of this plan, I have been fortunate to have found a very conscientious and caring dentist to join the practice, Dr. Michael Carley.

Dr. Carley has 14 years’ experience running a successful dental practice in Santa Barbara, CA and is excited to start a new chapter of his life in Oregon. He married an Oregonian, Shannon Neilson, who grew up in La Grande. After many trips to Oregon over the past 20 years, they have decided to make the move. He has 3 children who are also looking forward to living close to their aunt, uncle and grandparents – as well as near all of the outdoor activities that this wonderful area has to offer.

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Like myself, Dr. Carley is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and has extensive experience in rehabilitating patients and giving them a new smile. He also has training in new digital scanning and 3-D printing technologies.

I am pleased to announce that we have an agreement that includes me staying on as an associate in the practice. We will continue to accept new patients and all patients that have current active treatment can be completed by me. Dr. Carley will provide any treatment that has not been started and will be doing the exams and seeing patients at their recall and cleaning appointment and, with my assistance, provide an orderly and smooth transition for our many stable, long-term patients.

I know you will enjoy meeting Dr. Carley. I trust him to take good care of all your dental needs – he is now my dentist! If you have missed a recall visit and not seen me in the last six months, I encourage you to schedule an exam. I will be available for this transition, and I have no plans to move out of Hood River. When you receive your recall reminder, please call to schedule with our reception as normal. My wife, Camille and existing staff will remain familiar faces in the office to work with Dr. Carley.

I want to express my sincerest gratitude for your trust and confidence in me as your dental health provider. Your support and friendship have made my career an enjoyable experience. Please join me in welcoming Dr. Carley and his family to the Hood River Community. Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to seeing you soon!


Pat Freeman

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We all live busy lives. Sometimes that means we put off going to the dentist when we should. We can help you and your family stay on top of your dental needs with routine preventative dental care, cosmetic dentistry, non-metal fillings, restorative procedures, implants, oral surgery, dentures, TMJ, periodontal and root canal therapy.

We and our team are here to make your visit to the dentist as comfortable as possible. You’ll experience a caring atmosphere, with state-of-the-art equipment, educational media, and understanding professionals. We strive to assist the patient to understand their dental needs through education so they can make an informed decision about their dental treatment.

Complementary Consultation

Please call or stop by our Hood River, Oregon office in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge to schedule a complementary consultation to discuss your dental concerns.  Diagnostic services are not included.

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Call Us at (541) 386-3525.


Dr. Freeman and Dr. Carley are both members of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

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