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Rita C Patterson DMD, FAGD

  • (503) 494-8975

    Portland Campus

    • Assistant Professor of Restorative Dentistry School of Dentistry

After earning her DMD from OHSU School of Dentistry in 1991, Dr. Patterson worked in as a dentist at the Oregon State Hospital Dental Clinic, and subsequently began a part-time teaching career in Restorative Dentistry at OHSU School of Dentistry while continuing to provide outstanding patient care as a practitioner in several private dental offices in Oregon.  Her devotion to dental education and to providing compassionate care for her patients has been a calling for her for over 25 years.


  • B.A., Oral Roberts University, Tulsa Oklahoma United States 1987
  • D.M.D., Oregon Health & Sciences University, Portland Oregon United States 1991
  • Certifications:

    • Graduate Certificate, Teaching in the Health Professions 2018 - East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Honors and awards

  • Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry 2012
  • Faculty Membership to Omicron Kappa Upsilon 2006
  • Nic Marineau Part-Time Faculty Award 2005

Memberships and associations

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Dental Education Association

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