Kalama Family Dental

Cynthia D Lehnertz, DMD

Dr. Lehnertz grew up in Ridgefield, Washington, where she attended school K-12. She then went on to Clark College to become a Dental Hygienist. After practicing as a Dental Hygienist for ten years Dr. Lehnertz realized she wanted to further her education. She went back to school at Portland State University and graduated Cum laude with a bachelor of Science. Then she went on to graduate from Oregon Health Sciences University, School of Dentistry with honors and multiple awards in Periodontics, Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry.

Oregon Health and Science University

Dr. Lehnertz, and her husband, TJ live in Ridgefield with their two children Tyler and Casey Jo. The Lehnertz family spends time away from work caring for their property and animals and enjoying the open air. The Pacific Northwest is an ideal location for the Lehnertz family as they love being out-of-doors, running, hiking, fishing, clamming, picking berries and mushrooms in the mountains. The Lehnertz family look forward to all times of the year. Whether it involves winter activities, the approach of spring when yard work and gardening starts, and then through the summer months to the fall harvests. They are active in school and sports and enjoy an active healthy lifestyle. Dr. Lehnertz and her husband love watching their kids play soccer, baseball, basketball and running cross-country, they take an active role coaching and volunteering.

Our Staff

Here at Kalama Family Dental, you can always trust our friendly, caring and professional staff with you and your family’s dental health. Please feel free to ask us questions during your dental visits. It is our pleasure to help you attain your goal of maximum dental health!


Dental Hygienist


Megan joined our team in January 2019.  She graduated from Clark College with her bachelors in Dental Hygiene in 2017. Megan was born and raise in Longview, where she still lives currently with her min Schnauzer, Missy. She is a native Pacific Northwesterner who enjoys the out of doors.  Besides her love of teeth and caring for people, her passions are golfing and bowling. .


Dental Assistant

Alexis joined our team in February 2019 after recently finishing dental assisting school.  She was originally born in Washington, but moved to Maryland for 10 years. Alexis was happy to return home to the Pacific NW that she loves so much.  She currently lives in Longview with her husband Zach, and their daughter Lauren who is almost 4yrs old.  Alexis loves being a mom and staying active with her energetic little one.  As a family they enjoy the beautiful PNW summers at the river or vacationing somewhere fun. Alexis loves to watch football and is a BIG seahawks fan!!


Dental Assistant

Jessica joined our team in July 2017, and with her 14+ years of dental assisting experience we feel very blessed to have her! Jessica was born and raised in Southwest Washington and currently lives in Woodland with her Husband Kevin, teenage stepson, Logan and her fur baby Bella. Bella is a beautiful sweet Italian Mastiff that is the light of Jessica’s eye. As a family they enjoy our Pacific NW nice weather by kayaking, hiking, and going to the beach. When the weather isn’t as cooperative you can find them curled up on the couch enjoying movies. Jessica is a fan of horror movies!


Accounts Coordinator

Kyjael joined our team in January 2109. She has been in the dental field for 28 years with experience in multiple areas of the office. Kyjael started out working as a Dental Assistant in 1991, and then transitioned to the front office 3 years later.  She lives in Vancouver with her husband Steve.  They have four boys, two daughter-in-laws and three hyper labs.  Kyjael enjoys crafting, movies,and spending time with her family.


Front Office Coordinator

Nina joined our team in January 2019, with 15 years of dental experience!  She started her dental career as a Dental Assistant,  after ten years of assisting the doctor she transitioned to the front office. Her extensive knowledge and love for dentistry has made her a great addition to our team. Nina was raised in Hood River OR, located in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. In her free time, she enjoys camping, boating, crafting and of course spending time with her family and friends.