About Us

James KrippaehneDr. James Krippaehne was born in Portland, Oregon, graduating from Beaverton High School in 1980. He received his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Oregon in 1984 and his dental degree from Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU), Cum Laude, in 1988. He chose to spend the next two years in post graduate training at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio, Texas. During this time he received advanced training in all aspects of dentistry including cosmetic, surgical, sedation and implant dentistry. Upon returning to Portland, Dr. Jim joined his father, Dr. John Krippaehne and they practiced for ten years together.

Dr. Krippaehne maintains memberships in numerous professional societies including Multnomah Dental Society, Oregon Dental Association, American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. He is a past Fellow in the American Association of Hospital Dentists. He received his Masters in the Academy of General Dentistry in 2012, an award achieved by less than 1% of all general dentists. This title requires 1100 hours of multi discipline continuing education. The award speaks to the organization's value of excellence in dentistry through continuing education. Dentists who have earned mastership offer their patients cutting edge care.

West End Dental embodies Dr. Jim's philosophy of providing dental care. That philosophy is to help the patients understand their treatment options, provide dental care consistent with the way he would treat his family, and meet the treatment needs and personal concerns of his patients.

In his private life, Dr. Jim and his wife Polly have two lovely daughters. He enjoys immersing himself in their respective endeavors as well as exercising, skiing, biking, kite boarding and playing guitar.


Ida KhobahyDr.Ida Khobahy was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Loyola University in New Orleans. Following college, Dr. Khobahy spent two years at the University of Texas Southwestern Health Science Center researching Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Khobahy continued her research and education at Baylor College of Dentistry where she was a recipient of the American Association for Dental Research Student Fellowship Award and has multiple publications on her research. In 2013, she earned her DDS from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas.

After obtaining her DDS, as part of her service to the community, she has enjoyed volunteering with Mission of Mercy in Texas and Oregon, as well as the Creston Children's Clinic in Oregon. Dr. Khobahy is affiliate with several professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Oregon Dental Association, and is in the process of obtaining her Fellowship Award through the Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Khobahy enjoys getting to know each of her patients as individuals and taking the time to understand their concerns and goals. Patients appreciate her unhurried approach and honest evaluations. She creates personalized plans to meet each patient's goals and expectations.

Dr. Khobahy finds balance through enjoying time with her family and friends. She enjoys working out, traveling, and recently began cooking classes.