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West End Dental Inc and Dr. Krippaehne’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak:
The American Dental Association has recommended and the Oregon Governor has ordered that all non-emergency procedures by dentist cease. The order is an attempt to preserve protective equipment, such as gloves and masks for the COVID-19 patients.

In an attempt to keep any dental emergency out of our hospitals' emergency departments, dental offices are encouraged to treat dental emergencies through virtual communication when possible.

In response, West End Dental Inc and Dr. Krippaehne are fully prepared to provide teledentistry to those in need, including new or established patients.

If you or someone you know has an urgent dental concern, please contact Polly (office manager) on her cell phone 503-267-4893 to schedule a teledental visit with Dr. Krippaehne.

If you would like to contact our office with a non urgent matter, please call the office at 503-224-7815. You may also fax or email with non urgent matters. Fax 503-222-0029, email

Dr. James Krippaehne

Dr. James Krippaehne at West End Dental

Dr. James Krippaehne

Dr. 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 together for ten years.

Dr. Krippaehne maintains memberships in numerous professional societies including Multnomah Dental Society, Oregon Dental Association, American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Association of Dental Sleep Medicine and the American Academy of Clear Aligners. He is a past Fellow of 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, kiteboarding, and playing guitar.
We believe in educating patients about their treatment options and listening to their questions and concerns.
We focus on prevention so that you keep your smile healthy. We provide excellent comfortable care for all procedures.
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