Pitman Family Dentistry
Ryan Pitman, DMD:
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Pitman Family Dentistry
Ryan Pitman, DMD
Portland, OR













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

B. M. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I want a dentist that spends an extra thirty minutes getting me numb because I’m a big baby and whine whenever the needle gets close.  One that finds space for an emergency filling even when it’s not really an emergency.  An office that runs on time and smoothly. Pitman isn’t the cheapest but are part of Intel’s premium tier and so 90% of costs are covered.  Personally, I don’t want the cheapest of anything being put in my mouth.   Also, my previous dentists were single practitioner offices and I strongly recommend going to a place with two.  It makes scheduling and urgent issues so much easier to deal with and every once in a while you want a second set of eyes on something.  Been with them for over 5 years and would continue seeing them even if I moved out of Portland.

Jeanie Walker (Source: Google)


BEST dental experiences I’ve had – both doctors are great communicators – I know what’s going to happen as they work on me, and there has been NO PAIN! Super gentle and knowledgable. If you’ve been putting off going to the dentist, these are the folks to see. Great office staff, too! They’ve turned my fear of the dentist around completely – thank you, Doctors Pitman and Staff! So grateful for your compassion and competence!

Sarah B. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I had a dental emergency and Pitman Family Dentistry was able to take me in for a consultation the very next day, and I am not a patient of theirs. Everyone was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. I have dentist anxiety and they made me feel very comfortable. Dr. Pitman was kind, personable, and spent a lot of time with me to make sure I understood everything going on and felt okay with the situation. He let me know all my options and referred me to great orthodontists. Even the hygienists spent a ton of time with you and did a phenomenal job. Offices are clean, organized, timely, and I would recommend Dr. Pitman to anyone looking for a fantastic dentist experience!

Anna G. from Oakland, CA (Source: Yelp)


The best! We moved away from Portland and I dearly miss the Pitmans. My husband and I both were patients of the Pitmans and couldn’t have been happier with our choice for a dentist. They made everything easy and were straightforward and always super kind. The office had a chill, pleasant vibe. Definitely the best dentist in Portland in my experience (I tried a couple before finding this practice). Highly recommend 🙂

Kathleen Anson (Source: Google)


After trying out two other dentists (one a factory, one a money-grabber) I have found a home for my smile! Husband and wife team, with several hygienists, all of which seem more than competent. Very professional office, but super friendly at the same time. They run on time, charge reasonable prices, and are easy to schedule with. Zero complaints!

Ryan E. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


Nothing but 5 star reviews says a lot. These people are great. They get it – dentistry is more than cleaning teeth. They don’t shame you here, they don’t treat you like a kid (unless, you know, you’re a kid…), they don’t upsell or pressure you on work. Rather, they take time to explain, clarify, ask, help, and ensure you have a great set of chompers to last your whole life. Everyone is great – from the front desk to the hygienists, and especially the doctors Pitman (husband and wife team). I’ve been to a fair share of dentists, but this one is the best. Like most, I don’t love going to the dentist, but they make it enjoyable and have me looking forward to my next appointment.

Rachelle I. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I have lived in Portland for 4 years but was putting off finding a dentist because I liked my old one so much i just kept going back to them every time I went to visit. But I knew I needed to find someone. So I tried this place because they had great reviews and I liked it being a husband and wife team. They have a very nice office. Clean, up-to-date and well done. the receptionist was really friendly and knowledgeable and I loved the dentist. He was funny and helpful. He took pictures of all my teeth so he could explain everything to me. that was so helpful. He really took his time, and I didn’t feel like he was trying to sell me anything or get me to do anything that wasn’t necessary. That felt great. I have a jay alignment problem and he recommended I see and orthodontist. He said he wouldn’t feel comfortable trying to work on it himself. that felt great, instead of just wanting the money to do something himself that was better done by a specialist. I have been recommending him to everyone.

John Carleton (Source: Google)


The Pitmans and crew are amazing! We’ve been with them from (close to?) the beginning and have never had a bad experience. We love their treatment approach – leave things to run their course until action is needed. A welcome change to the standard (mindless) drill/fill/bill approach. We’ve recommended them to countless family, friends, and acquaintances and they’ve all reported high satisfaction. If you’re looking for a dentist, or even if you’re just less than thrilled with your current dentist, you should give the Pitmans a call!

Craig M. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I had my first appointment today, it was a great experience. I am so scared of dentists due to past experiences. But this time my visit was almost stress free thanks to Drs. Pitman. The staff was friendly and helpful, and that relaxing music playing really helped. Dr. Ryan Pitman was very professional and careful. Thanks a lot!

Randi W. from Decatur, Atlanta, GA (Source: Yelp)


Moving from Portland will be hard just to lose access to Pitman Family Dentistry… They’re that good! I’m a new client, and have had a slew of bad dental experiences (like having a dentist let a cavity go so long unnoticed that I had to have a root canal at 22 that bad). I’m miserably afraid of needles. I had my first cavity filled today at Pitman, and  No pain, no fear, it was great; at least as far as getting a filling can be. The facilities are very modern, clean and comforting. The xrays were extremely thorough and consisted of as many shots from different angles as possible to get the full spectrum. The cleaning was great, also thorough and far more gentle than I’m accustomed to. As far as pricing goes, they’re very upfront and try their best to quote you what the prices will be before you have the work done, rather than sticking you with a bill afterwards. Their optimism and honesty makes me so glad to know that I’ve selected a wonderful pair of dentists to care for my teeth!

Leslie F. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


Going to the dentist always sucks, but it’s much better if you like your dentist. The staff is always great, they help with timing appointments for insurance. They are always super friendly and play relaxing music. I had a steady stream of Ray Lamontagne for my last cavity which put some nerves at ease. They put a guard over your mouth so you’re not choking and gagging the whole time, and take photos of your teeth to truly monitor any potential issues.

Cory H. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


The last time I went to the dentist, it was poorly lit, and the guy operating on my mouth had this thick Eastern European accent and looked at me like I was a baby when I winced. The folks at Pitman have put together a well lit, comfortable, happy atmosphere that made me very comfortable. I love the use of modern technology where they showed the progress of their work via digital images of the teeth that they are working on – both xray and regular images. So far, I’ve had an emergency filling to fix a chipped tooth, and a deep cavity repair. Dr. Pitman was very thorough in his explanation of what he was doing and what my options were – even to the point where I felt like he was over explaining at times. I really appreciated the care that he and his entire staff showed.

LuLu B. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


The Dr. Pitman have invested in a terrific system that shows their clients extreme close-ups of their teeth and x-rays. They take a long time, and are very thorough, and at the same time they’re compassionate and kind. My whole family goes here now, and each of us has had a great experience. They involve you in the decision-making process. They tell you what you really need done and what can wait. They give you great advice about how to keep your teeth, without any guilt-inducing. And their staff is genuinely competent and happy. And no up-sell. Their prices are pretty good, a bargain considering the value of the work done.

Holly M. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I’ve known Dr. Ryan Pitman for several years now and of course when I needed a dentist I knew I would receive the best dental care from him. My experience at Pitman Family Dentistry has always been positive, thorough and informative. They are both generous with their time and explanation of procedures. I have never been concerned about experiencing pain or discomfort during appointments, as they are very conscientious of their patients’ comfort level. It’s clear they are both extremely competent and truly enjoy providing the best dental care. I recommend them both highly.

Megan M. from Bozeman, MT (Source: Yelp)


Switch dentists. Pitman Family Dentistry is the best! I’ve never had a more pleasant and welcoming experience at the dentist until I started going to Pitman Family Dentistry. The entire staff is so friendly and personable. They make those scary procedures actually enjoyable. I had a root canal procedure done yesterday. Getting a shot in the arm from my doctor was more painful than my root canal at Pitman. After my procedure, I was shown x-rays of the process and the results. The technology is superb, the office is well designed and the location is easy to find.

Lauren Saucy (Source: Google)


My dentist recently retired and I was thrust into the world of searching for a new provider. Luckily I hit gold with Pitman Family Dentistry. The dentists here are incredibly knowledgeable and (perhaps more important) are great at explaining your current status, options for moving forward, and likely results — all without causing undue anxiety or pressure. Everyone I had contact with was friendly and professional, and the facilities themselves were exceptional. As the bonus on top, the work was done with extraordinary care and they were obviously very conscientious about causing as little pain/impact as possible. Five stars!

Jennifer G. from San Jose, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve had a dentist in another city for nearly a decade. Even with a move to another city during that time (Seattle) I tried three dentists there there before deciding I was better off flying back to my known and trusted dentist. Now that I am in Portland, Pitman Family Dentistry is the first dentist that I will  go to beyond my out of town dentist of a decade. They took me in (thankfully on the same day – appreciate whoever cancelled that day!) for a seriously broken tooth and I’ve been going to them ever since. They’ve been timely, have an incredibly nice staff, AND I get a flower after every procedure – even cleanings! I’m so happy to have a local dentist I trust and actually look forward to going to see.

Conde C. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


 Ryan Pitman is outstanding dentists.  I have had a LOT of dental work done over the years by several dentists, and both of these dentists are competent, fair, and honest.  I have hd several complicated problems solved by them in the most direct and simple and fair manner.  I can not recommend them highly enough.

Wendy K. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I have a carnival in my mouth. Not a happy carnival, rather, one filled with creepy clowns and sad circus animals. This was my first filling completed with Dr. Ryan Pitman. I’ve been to many dentists on both coasts, and more often than not, due to difficulty “getting numb” I feel like I’m a junkie asking for more and more shots. Dr. Ryan listened to my concerns, and knocked it out of the ballpark. He also used a dental dam to keep the tooth being worked on isolated (another first), thereby also protecting all of my other sensitive teeth from the cool water….and saving me from trying to swallow said water when you can’t close your mouth. I know that I will have extensive work to do on my teeth over the upcoming years. Both doctors were very kind in suggesting what needs to be done, and are sensitive to the fact that some of the procedures will be costly (root canal at an endodontist, crowns, etc). They both make you feel in control of what will be happening with the future of your mouth, and give gentle encouragement to be proactive. Let it be known that I highly recommend Pitman Family Dentistry! Bring on the (happy) clowns and dancing poodles to my carnival mouth!

Jay Cairns (Source: Google)


I highly recommend Pitman Family Dentistry. I chipped ~20% off of one of my front teeth. The folks at Pitman were very professional and thorough in their examination, then laid out my options and the associated risks and let me make my own choice. When I chose to “just live with” the chip, they were supportive and told me what to expect. I later decided to have the chip fixed. The pride they took in their work was matched only by their concern that I was satisfied with the results. I could not ask for a better experience.

Erica D. from Enumclaw, WA (Source: Yelp)


I have an expensive mouth. I have been to many dentists over the years and I am just so impressed with the Pitman duo. Not only are they wonderful and gentle and thorough, the entire staff here is nothing short of amazing and just all around awesome. I’ve seen some dentists in the past with manners less than optimal and I actually look forward going here. The prices are reasonable, and getting an appointment as a patient is easy and quick. I had an abcessed tooth last week and they got me in ASAP and had me sent for a root canal that very day. They also got me the antibiotics I needed when the hospital wouldn’t supply me any (oh weekend dental woes!). I recommend these guys highly.

Stephanie D. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I have a visceral fear of the dentist following a horrific implant/bone graft/gum graft experience elsewhere a dozen years ago.  I avoided the dentist ever since.  A nagging toothache had me reluctantly looking for a place to help and great yelp reviews and close proximity brought me here.  Providence!  This wonderful husband and wife team are angels and their staff are kind and gentle. Yes I still sweat when I have to go but am comforted to know the Pitman’s will have my best interest at heart and will take their time to make sure I am calm, cared for and well informed.  This office is 5 stars in every aspect.  Thank you!

Lindsay T. from Costa Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)


I just moved to Portland and was nervous about switching dentists, but once i got there I was totally okay with the change. The first week here, one of my fillings fell out, I got an appointment with them within a day, and it was a great experience. All of the staff is super friendly, and very knowledgeable. I had a small cavity that he filled and it didn’t hurt or feel uncomfortable at all. He was a magician with the needle, and they use a pretty cool mouth guard thing so that you don’t swallow any of the stuff they drill off. All together I would say this is a wonderful place to get dental work done.

Michelle P. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


I absolutely love Dr. Ryan Pitman. I had been going to him for year and if I didn’t move out of Portland I would go to him forever! He is amazing…he does fantastic work and really listens and really does what is right for you. He recommends things that need to be done out in the future and does and conservative look at things. You can absolutely tell he is passionate about what he does and loves doing it. I would recommend him to anyone

Kelly R. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


Love this place. My appointment is always on time, efficient and painless. It is the first dentist I have been to in my life, where the dentist actually sits down and takes the time to talk to you and really care about any issue you are having. In my past experience at other offices, the dentist will come in for like a minute, look at your teeth and have a conversation over you with the hygienist and leave, so I was kinda shocked by the attention I got from the Pitman’s here. They also do not try, in anyway, to get you to do unnecessary procedures or tests.

Callie B. from Southwest Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I have never had such a pleasant dentists experience! I had to get a root canal done because of a pretty extensive cavity. I arrived shaking and nervous and left with a smile (although a bit jacked up because of the Novocaine lol) My tooth feels so much better! The permanent crown will be done at the end of the month which makes me feel like I’ll be getting a quality tooth, not one that was sloppily done.  Everyone at the office is super conscious of people who have not had the greatest of dental experiences and they really make you feel comfortable and in control of you dental health. This is going to be my go to dentist while I am in the Portland area.

Molly I. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


It is isn’t often that two girls sit around GUSHING about how much they love their dentist – but that just happened in our office. In hopes of converting another office mate, two loyal-Pittman dental clients sat around telling stories about why they are so great. I will share a few: (1) They’re incredibly personal and make you feel at ease in what can be an extremely stressful situation (2) They are technical rock stars! I won’t go into detail – but you know how Novocain can really (really) hurt? Well they are so gentle with the Novocain shot you don’t even notice it’s happening – I’ve flossed my own teeth and it’s hurt more than getting a Novocaine shot there! (3) They don’t pressure you into unnecessary procedures. This one is key. They take care of what you NEED taken care of and don’t pressure you into additional services just to profit. This alone says a lot about their character. Well- that’s it. Switch dentists. Now. I really don’t know how there could be a better dentist in Portland.

Ronnie L. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I could not ask for a better experience. I chipped one of my front teeth. The folks at Pitman were very professional and thorough in their examination, then laid out my options and the associated risks and let me make my own choice. When I chose to “just live with” the chip, they were supportive and told me what to expect. I later decided to have the chip fixed. The pride they took in their work was matched only by their concern that I was satisfied with the results. I don’t hesitate to recommend them to friends.

Michelle C. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


My husband and I just moved to the area and chose the Pitmans based on the reviews here on yelp, and I have to agree with all of the 5-star ratings.  Dr. Pitman performed the most thorough dental exam I’ve ever had, answered all of my questions, and made me feel confident in our plan for my dental care.  The staff was amazingly friendly and welcoming and the hygienist was extremely gentle and thorough.  Overall the best dental experience I’ve ever had!

P. V. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


There is a reason this business gets the rating and reviews it does. Hands down one of the best experiences I’ve ever had at a dentist’s office. This was my first visit to Pitman. Dr. Pitman and her staff spent two hours with me going over any issues and cleaning. Dr. Sarah Pitman’s chair side manner is incredible…you quickly get the sense she really cares about her patients. They’ve got the latest technology and are as close to paperless as I’ve ever seen any medical business be. The hand off from Dr. Pitman to her staff (Jen) for cleaning and the front desk (Hailey) is smooth. Actually the great service starts from the time you book your appointment to the follow ups prior to your visit. What a great dental practice.


Upon entering our office in Uptown, you'll sense the warmth and laid-back vibe of Pitman Family Dentistry. It's no wonder that family and a strong sense of community are at the heart of Drs. Ryan and Sarah Pitman's practice. Dr. Sarah Pitman and Dr. Ryan Pitman are passionate about providing quality dental care with high attention to detail. Our patients notice the importance we place on making your experience with us convenient and comfortable in every way. Stop by our office near NW 23rd Avenue and say "hi!" We look forward to meeting you and exceeding your expectations of today's dentistry. Solidly grounded in the importance of community connections, Sarah gets nostalgic when talking about her hometown of Salem, Oregon. "I grew up working in my father's dental office and saw how eager patients were to share what they had been up to since their last visit. I watched families grow, and enjoyed the lasting relationship we had with all of them. I knew that would always be an important factor in my career too. I LOVE what I do. Ryan, a Portland native, finds it especially rewarding to be back in the neighborhood he grew up in, working with long-time friends and family.