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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

How does digital smile design work?

Posted on 10/28/2019 by Dr. James A. Krippaehne
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.

Dr Krippaehne has been working with DSD app by Coachmen and the Digital Smile Design Planning Center in Madrid recently, focusing on smile makeovers utilizing digital smile design, a concept that uses new digital tools to create a smile design concept that can be used to obtain much more predictable results then in the past.

The concept allows for patients to take a test drive of their proposed new smile and see for themselves the results that can be obtained. The phrase copy and paste dentistry has been used to describe this technique. But it is only through these digital tools that a concept smile can be precisely replicated to deliver the exact same final result. Dr Jim is currently working on becoming a DSD Master. Further course work will take him to Sao Paulo Brazil in 2020 for the next residency in digital smile design.
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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