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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

Ways of Explaining Your Dental Fears to Us

Posted on 3/30/2019 by Dr. James A. Krippaehne
Ways of Explaining Your Dental Fears to UsDental fear is incredibly common, and we want you to know – we get it! We understand that for many people, a trip to the dentist office causes anxiety and a host of other emotions, but we are here to help. We want you to explain your dental fear to us so that we can help you through it.

Be Honest
The most important thing that you can do is to be honest with us about your dental fears. There are many great options available that can help us ease your anxiety, including sedation dentistry. If you don't tell us about your fears, we won't know to recommend certain options that can help you to feel more comfortable throughout your procedure.

Let Us Know Up Front
It is always a good time to tell us about your dental fears, but we encourage you to let us know right away. You might want to mention it while making your appointment, and please discuss it again when we meet with you. Before we start any type of treatment or work on your mouth, we'll want to make you as comfortable as possible.

Tell Us if You're Feeling Anxious or Uncomfortable

If at any time throughout your procedure, cleaning, or evaluation you feel anxious or uncomfortable, please let us know. We can likely adjust what we're doing in order to make you feel more at ease. Our goal is to get you the healthiest mouth possible while also ensuring that you feel good about the process.

Helping you to stay calm and comfortable throughout your dental procedure makes for a more pleasant and efficient experience. We want you to get the dental treatment that you need, and if you explain your dental fears to us, we can do so while keeping you comfortable. Call us today to learn more.
We believe in educating patients about their treatment options and listening to their questions and concerns.
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