Meet Our Team

Our Doctor

Dr. Marijoyce R. Leynes is married to Andy, who is an assistant principal in Whatcom County. They love exploring our area with their daughter, Benny, son, Henry, and dog, Kyoko, and enjoy the many outdoor activities the northwest offers. They feel grateful to call Bellingham, their favorite place in the world, home.

Dr. Leynes grew up in a Navy family in Fallon, NV. She attended Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA and completed her dental degree at Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee, WI. From there, she completed an advanced education in general dentistry residency and served on active duty in the U.S. Navy in Okinawa, Japan. Upon leaving active duty, she joined the active Navy Reserves.

She enjoyed being an associate in private practice and was the staff dentist in a community clinic in Eugene, OR before heading to the University of Washington for her oral medicine residency. She remains on faculty there and enjoys the collaborative environment.

Dr. Leynes is a member of the American Academy of Oral Medicine, American Dental Association, Washington State Dental Association, and Mount Baker Dental Society. She looks forward to helping you learn more about your health and how to optimize it.  Dr. Leynes is dedicated to your comfort and seeks to empower you with knowledge about your health.

Our Office Manager

Anna is a Hoosier State (Indiana) transfer but moved to the Pacific Northwest over 10 years ago and has never been happier! She has a minor Harry Potter addiction and loves being around her family and friends here in Washington state.  She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing from Bluffton University and can often be found with her nose in a book.  She has enjoyed her career in customer service and is excited to bring her unique sense of humor and front office experience to the team at Cascade Oral Medicine.

Our Office Assistant

Larkyn is a Montana state transfer that moved in July of 2022 to join our team! Her passion is to pursue her degree in nursing as she loves helping people. She loves to spend time with her saint Bernard Lucy when she isn’t working. Some of her favorite activities are walking, reading, and spending time with her friends and family.

Our Registered Dental Assistant

Angelica helps everyone who walks through our doors feel at ease and helps care for patients during their appointment.  From childhood, she wished to work in the dental field.  When not assisting, her passion is sharing time with her family and cooking.  She loves to learn new things and aspires to become a dental hygienist.

Our Registered Dental Assistant

Patrick is currently a senior at Western Washington University, where he is studying Biochemistry as a Pre-Dental student. His passion for helping those around him shines as he provides quality care to every patient at Cascade Oral Medicine. His dream day off would include a morning row on Lake Whatcom followed by an afternoon of skiing at Mount Baker.


Ena is attending dental school and we are so proud of her! Good luck with everything!