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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

Digital Smile Design

Digital Smile Design at West End Dental, in Portland, OR

How does digital smile design work?

It begins by taking photographs and scanning the teeth. Digital tools are used to create facially driven smile designs that account for personality, facial flow, and treatment goals. These designs deliver predictable results and a unique patient experience. We have been employing this technology at West End Dental and will be utilizing it much more!

Patient's result of using Invisalign at West End Dental, in Portland, OR DSD by Coachman. Digital Smile Design is a process that employs digital technology including photography, intraoral scanning, 3D xray imaging, DSDapp and DSD Lab to create smiles that help people feel more confidant and successful. Trial smiles can be created and demonstrated for patients using this technology that enables them to take a test drive of their potential new smile. Utilizing these cool digital tools, Dr. Krippaehne can recreate the trial smile in the final treatment outcome by essentially doing "cut and paste" dentistry. In some cases more than just restorative dentistry (porcelain veneers) needs to be utilized. At West End Dental, we have the ability to work in collaboration with Invisalign and DSD Lab to ensure that the project of creating a new smile is respected from start to finish.

Have a question about this? Come and see Dr. Jim at West End Dental.

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We focus on prevention so that you keep your smile healthy. We provide excellent comfortable care for all procedures.
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833 SW 11th Ave Suite 300
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