Dr Pfau

Richard J. Pfau, DMD


Born and raised in the Salem area. Dr. Pfau graduated from McNary High School in 1975, OCE (now Western Oregon University) in 1979, and OHSU (Oregon Health Science University) in 1983. He has been practicing Dentistry and living in the Salem area since.

He performs the majority of the dental responsibilities as a General Dentist such as fillings, crown and bridge, root canals, partials, dentures and implants, etc. He loves connecting with his patients and visiting with them. "The patients are fun; they're fun to talk to," he says. "Our patients are like family."

Dr. Pfau is involved with his Church and the Mission Group there. He is also a long time member of the Exchange Club which focuses on helping families and preventing child abuse. He is also a member in good standing with the American Dental Association and Marion-Polk Dental Society. He enjoys landscaping in his yard, snow skiing whenever possible, and goes camping and traveling with his wife Patti and daughters Jasmine and Gracie.




Jeannine, too, was born and raised in Salem. After many years of working in retail, she entered the dental field in 1989 and started working with Dr. Pfau because, "He treats people like I treat people, and that is of real value to me."

When you call, you'll most likely speak with Jeannine. She works very hard at reassuring patients and making them comfortable with realizing their dental needs. She schedules appointments, researches dental benefits and insurance, and sets up treatment plans tailoring each one to the needs of each individual. She does all of the in-house billing and follow-up. She looks forward to visiting with her "family of patients."

Jeannine loves plants (as you will see at the office) and enjoys gardening, camping and spending time with her family. Jeannine lives in Salem with her fiancé Philip and their two dogs.




Kristi is a local girl as well, raised in Salem and graduated from Sprague High School in 1996. She has been with Dr. Pfau since she graduated in 2002 from OIT (Oregon Institute of Technology) receiving her Bachelor degree in Dental Hygiene.

Kristi enjoys getting to know her patients and making them feel comfortable. The thing she likes most about being a part of this team is she feels that it's much more family-oritented than other offices. Dr. Pfau's team takes their time to help their patients have the best dental health possible. Changing the health and lives of people is most rewarding to her.

She is an outdoors type and enjoys camping, hiking, biking, kayaking, skiing and snowboarding. Kristi lives in Salem with her husband Matt and their two dogs.




Stephanie was raised in the Woodburn area, graduating from Woodburn High School in 2002. She worked as a florist for 5 years before making the choice to go into the dental profession. Stephanie went to Concord Career Institute in Portland where she received her EFDA (Expanded Function Dental Assistant) and EFODA (Expanded Function Orthodontic Dental Assistant) certification in 2007.

Stephanie has been working with Dr. Pfau since 2008 and is the only chair-side assistant in the office. She oversees all product orders, taking of x-rays, and keeping appointments on schedule as much as possible.

Stephanie is a Blazer season ticket holder and enjoys going to the games with her husband Travis. She has a strong connection with her church life fellowship and helps there too by volunteering in the babies unit. She does enjoy keeping her hands busy and still enjoys working with flower arranging for special events and weddings whenever possible. Stephanie lives in Wilsonville with her husband and 3 year old son, Brady.


A Little About Us

The staff at Dr. Pfau's office are personable, warm, and friendly, and you'll notice that every time you stop by. They don't treat each other like coworkers, but more like family.

They hope you'll be part of their family, too.