Richard J Pfau, DMD
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848 Commercial St NE, Salem, OR 97301

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Richard J. Pfau - Family Dentistry in Salem, OR

Richard J. Pfau, DMD

Dr. Pfau was born and raised in the Salem area, where he grew up as a farmers' son. He graduated from McNary High School in 1975, OCE (now Western Oregon University) in 1979, and OHSU (Oregon Health Science University) in 1983. Since then, he's been living in the Salem area and practicing Dentistry.
Dr. Richard Pfau is very involved with his Church and Mission Group there. He is also a long-time member of the Exchange Club, which focuses on helping local families and preventing child abuse. Community is very important to Dr. Pfau and it shows. He is also a member in good standing with the American Dental Association and Marion-Polk Dental Society. His hobbies include working on his yard, snow skiing when he can, and camping and traveling with his wife Patti, and two daughters Jasmine and Gracie.
Dr. Pfau handles the majority of the dental responsibilities as a General Dentist. Some of these services include: fillings, crowns, bridges, root canals, partials, dentures, implant crowns, and more. His favorite part of his job is connecting with patients and visiting with them. "The patients are fun; they're fun to talk to," he says. "Our patients are like family."

Jeannine - Family Dentistry in Salem, OR


Jeannine is also a native of Salem. After many years of working retail, Jeannine started in the Dental field in 1989 and with the Dr. in 1992. Jeannine wanted this change because Dr. Pfau "treats people like I treat people, and that is of real value to me."
When you call the office, you'll most likely be hearing Jeannine on the line. She works very hard to build great relationships with our patients and ensures they are always comfortable. Her role includes scheduling appointments, researching dental benefits and insurance, and sets up treatment plans that best fit each person. Jeannine is a firm believer in great care, and it shows in the way she interacts with our patients. She does all of the in-house billing and follow-ups as well. She looks forward to your visit, as she loves her "family of patients".
Jeannine loves her plants, as you'll see in our office, and loves to garden, camp, and spend time with her lovely family. Jeannine resides locally in Salem, with her fiance Philip, and their two dogs.

Kristi - Family Dentistry in Salem, OR


Kristi is also a local resident of Salem. She graduated from Sprague High School in 1996, and has even been with Dr. Pfau since she graduated from OIT (Oregon Institute of Technology) in 2002. There, she received her Bachelor degree in Dental Hygiene.
Kristi enjoys getting to know our patients, and makes sure they're always comfortable here. Her favorite part about being a part of our team is that she feels we're much more family-oriented than other offices. Dr. Pfau's staff takes the time to personally meet each of our patients' needs, and give them the best dental work in the process. Changing the dental health and lives of her patients is very rewarding to Kristi.
Kristi is a lover of the outdoors, and enjoys camping, hiking, biking, kayaking, skiing, and even snowboarding. Kristi resides in Salem with her husband Matt, her son Logan, and their two dogs.



Marsha was born and raised in Salem, OR. She graduated from South Salem High School and Chemeketa Community College, where she completed her Dental Assisting program. She started working for Dr. Pfau in 1999, and says she "loves our patients, and working with Dr. Pfau, we are like a family. I enjoy helping people with their dental needs and getting to know them".

Marsha is an avid Oregon State Beaver fan, and even has season tickets for the football team. She enjoys walking her dog named Blue, hiking, reading, and spending time with her 6 grandchildren. She and her husband, Mike love spending time in their vacation home in Phoenix, AZ.