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.
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.
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!
Kristine joined our dental team September 2016. She graduated from Clark College Dental Hygiene in 2006, and practice up in the Seattle area for 10 years. Fortunately for us, when she and her Husband, Alex, returned to the Longview/Kelso area summer of 2016 we were lucky enough to have her join our team! Kristine and Alex have a labradoodle, Ron, and beautiful 3 1/2 years old daughter, Alaina, who is the spitting image of her mommy. They enjoy all aspects of the out of doors when they aren’t busy remodeling their home. You are in good hands when you are in Kristine’s chair, she has a very gentle and caring touch.
Wendie joined our practice in January of 2015 and she has been an asset with her 20+ years of dental experience. She grew up in La Center and appreciates the life style of southwest Washington. Wendie has been married to her husband David for 24 years and they have three children: Lindsay, Courtney, and Spencer. Lindsay is presently a para-educator, studying to be an elementary school teacher. Courtney recently graduated in nursing at Washington State University and is a Second Lieutenant in the Army. Spencer, as well, is serving in the Army overseas and is a Private First Class. Wendie enjoys spending as much time as possible with her family, especially her new granddaughter, Madison, whom she adores!
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 Dozer. Dozer is a beautiful sweet big black lab that is the light of Jessica’s eye. As a family they in 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!
Front Office Manager
Krista joined our team in October 2017. With her 21+ years of dental front office experience she is a huge asset to our team and patients. If you have an insurance issue she is the person to talk to.
Krista grew up in the PNW and really enjoys all that this beautiful area has to offer. She truly enjoys running, it is something she and her husband, Andy do often together. When Krista isn’t training for a running event, you can find her thrift shopping, or dinning out at her favorite restaurant. Mexican food is her favorite!!
Tera joined our dental team November of 2017. She was a dental assistant for several years before switching to the front office. Tera has been in the dental field for over 13 years. Her experience as a previous dental assistant is very valuable in answering patient questions and helping explain procedures and protocol to patients over the phone. She is married to her husband, Gene, and they have two beautiful girls, Siena 12 and Sydney who is 17 years old. They enjoy the out of doors with their cute little dog Kiki!