AboutEastside Dental

Eastside Dental is a Milwaukee based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using advanced dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more.

Our mission is to provide all of our patients with superior care to assist them in achieving optimal health in a loving, caring, balanced professional environment. Through our team of compassionate and committed employees, we aim to improve patient health, appearance, self-confidence, and overall quality of life.

Dr. Frank R. Galka (DDS)

Dr. Frank Galka is attentive to your dental questions and concerns. He finds great joy in serving each patient with love and respect. He strives to help each patient acquire the healthiest and happiest smile. He provides this level of care in a pain-free and comfortable environment.

Dr. Frank Galka dedicates his life to dentistry and has many years of training and experience. He graduated from Marquette University School of Dentistry in 1973 and immediately began practicing dentistry. He taught at Marquette’s Dental School from 1973 to 1979, and also participated in orthodontic studies at St. Michaels’s Hospital from 1974 to 1979. Dr. Frank Galka is extremely skilled and knowledgeable and is able to provide a wide array of services from dental implants to Invisalign to oral surgery. You name it, he does it all! His goal is to provide the best care for every patient.

Dr. Frank Galka is supported in all endeavors by his wonderful family. He is happily married to his beautiful wife, Cheryl, and together they enjoy their family of two children, a daughter, Katrina, and a son, Frank III. He likes to keep active, enjoying a wide variety of sports, such as racquetball, squash, wrestling, and sailing. He and his family are active members of Holy Family Catholic Church, where Dr. Frank Galka enjoys participating, in the choir.

He is a member of many professional groups, including the:

  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Wisconsin Dental Association (WDA)
  • Greater Milwaukee Dental Association (GMDA)
  • Odontological Society
  • Twin Wire Study Club
  • American Academy of Orthodontics for the General Practitioner (AAOGP) of which he was a past president.

Dr. Kurt Behlmer (DDS)

Dr. Kurt G. Behlmer wanted to be a dentist when he was 6 years old, fascinated by losing his firstbaby tooth. He is a long-time Milwaukee-area resident, growing up in Wauwatosa. After attending beautiful UW-Eau Claire for his bachelor's degree in biology, he returned to Marquette University School of Dentistry. He graduated recently with high academic honors. Dr. Kurt Behlmer sincerely enjoys serving patients with a variety of dental needs. He has passion for educating patients on gum health and cavity prevention. He loves hearing all your questions and concerns, no matter how small or strange.

When not working on teeth, Dr. Behlmer enjoys being outdoors, playing volleyball, and reading. As a piano and trombone player, he enjoys all things musical. He has been married to his wonderful wife, Kali, since 2013. They enjoy playing board games, jogging by the lake, and laughing at goofy jokes. They are active members at Transformation City Church, as a part of Sunday school, Bible study, and cleaning team. Dr. Behlmer looks forward to partnering with you while serving your dental needs!

Meet The Team

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Frank R. Galka III

Frank Galka, son of Dr. Frank Galka, has worked at Eastside Dental for over seven years in various roles including chairside dental assistant and financial manager. Frank notably led the successful remodeling of the office and helped with important IT updates to change from paper charts to electronic records. He is currently on a leave of absence to further his education at Marquette University School of Dentistry (MUSoD) with the goal of becoming a dentist as well.

In addition to his studies at MUSoD, Frank serves as the Wisconsin Dental Association representative for his class, and he is on the leadership team for the American Student Dental Association acting as co-chair for the Practice Management Committee and an associate for the Legislative Committee. He is a member of the American Academy of the History of Dentistry and is involved with research in regenerative dentistry. Frank graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and minor in Asian Languages and Literatures from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

Frank is truly excited to return to Eastside Dental as a dentist to help patients reach their dental goals and help everyone have super healthy gums and teeth! He values ensuring that patients feel cared for on a personal level. Frank is a continual learner and is always interested in learning new things.

For recreation Frank loves traveling, playing racket sports and board games, socializing, and hiking through nature with his beautiful wife Rachael. Frank remains open and sensitive to the needs of every patient and is looking forward to the day that he will be able to serve you as a dentist.


Office Director

Elizabeth is the Office Director at Eastside Dental. Her passion for patient care and commitment to growth has led her through many roles within the practice. Elizabeth has been with Eastside Dental since March 2011 when she started as a chairside assistant while simultaneously supporting the Administrative Department.

As Office Director, one of Elizabeth’s most important roles is to make sure that every patient has an exceptional experience from start to finish while building their trust and confidence in our amazing clinical team. When patients leave the office with a smile and plans to return, she knows she has accomplished her goal.

Outside of work, Elizabeth’s priority is family first. She has been happily married since 2011 and she and her husband share a beautiful daughter. As a family, they enjoy traveling, baking, and shopping but their most cherished time together is spent at her daughter's dance competitions.

Elizabeth’s commitment to excellence is unmatched and her ultimate goal is to create an amazing and consistent experience for every patient who chooses Eastside Dental.


Registered Dental Hygienist/Representative

Kellee is a Registered Dental Hygienist and has been with the practice since March 2018. In addition to clinical care, Kellee she also serves our other hygienists in a mentorship role ensuring that her team has everything they need to provide an exceptional patient experience and to have fulfilling professional careers.

She Kellee is dedicated to patient-centered care and enjoys helping people of all ages be their best and most confident selves. Kellee She is dedicated to learning new skills and continuing her education to be able to provide the most comfortable, efficient, and comprehensive care possible. Her goal is to make an impact with each and every patient by making visiting the dentist a comfortable and enjoyable experience for everyone who seeks treatment with us.

Kellee's most cherished time is with her husband, family, and friends participating in activities such as hiking, kayaking, and camping, as she is passionate about everything outdoors. She also has a love for animals and opens her home as a foster for a local cat rescue organization.

Kellee is most passionate about making a positive impact on those closest to her and the community as a whole.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Chuck is a Registered Dental Hygienist and began his career at Eastside Dental in August of 2016. Chuck He joined the team as a chairside assistant and was driven by his passion for patient care to pursue his dental hygiene degree 3 years later. Chuck is committed to education and giving our patients the tools needed to achieve and maintain maintain oral health and hygiene. He strives to help each patient reach their full potential by addressing individual questions and concerns while cultivating a comfortable and pleasant experience.

Chuck is inspired daily by his beautiful wife and children, and time spent with his family and friends motivates him to be his best self every day. In his free time, he likes to partake in activities such as hiking, sight-seeing, and traveling. Chuck finds peace and joy though service within his local church and seeing The Gospel change lives.

Chuck’s passion for each patient’s overall well-being is one of the many qualities that makes him a valued provider at Eastside Dental. He works hard to ensure that patients have the skills, tools, and support that they need to create healthy life-long habits.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Sarah is a Registered Dental Hygienist and has been with Eastside Dental since June of 2023. Sarah She has had experience in several different settings and has worked with a wide variety of patients and providers.

Sarah understands that each patient has a unique background with diverse experiences and needs. She is committed to bettering patients and her community by building genuine trust and providing personalized care tailored to each individual. Sarah is most passionate about patient education and prevention and she works hard to ensure that every patient leaves with the knowledge and tools to most effectively achieve and maintain optimal oral health.

Outside of work, Sarah serves God through her leadership roles and ministry within her church. She enjoys working on her cooking skills and spending quality time with her family. Sarah also loves to spend time enjoying the lakefront and its beautiful sunrises.

Sarah is motivated to provide personalized and quality care with an open mind and heart while striving and to grow, better herself, and improve the community at large.


Administrator Representative

Allison is the Scheduling Coordinator at Eastside Dental and she has been with the practice since November of 2018. She was initially hired as a chairside assistant but transitioned to the administrative department in 2021. Allison has a degree in early childhood education and uses the skills she has developed from her experiences to continuously improve the scheduling experience. She works hard to regularly review, update, and create systems to better serve our patients. Allison’s goal is to ensure that patients are initially provided with the information they need to make informed choices and to work with their schedules so they can receive the care they need as soon as possible.

In her personal time Allison loves to be with her spouse, friends, and family. She loves being active and enjoys activities like hiking, gardening, biking, and kayaking; Allison finds peace keeping her passion for running alive and exploring the city. She enjoys travel and loves to explore new places with her spouse and visit family out of state.

Allison’s natural instinct is to be a caretaker. Her goal is to make every patient feel like a priority and make sure that they have their needs met in a timely manner. Her mission is to make scheduling easy and stress-free for our patients and staff. Her friendly nature and genuine love for the practice makes patients feel at ease at Eastside Dental.

When Allison is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends doing actives such as hiking, kayaking, camping, and biking. She loves to be outdoors as much as possible! She takes time out of her week to keep her passion for running alive and gets to explore the city of Milwaukee at the same time. When she isn’t being active in sports, she is traveling the world. She explores different countries and stays in the US, going places like Portland to visit her older sister and San Francisco to visit her Father when he is away working as an airline pilot. Some of her favorite weekends, however, are spent in Racine with her parents and puppy Millie.


Patient Coordinator

Erica Holland is the AaAdministrative MmManager at Eastside Dental. She has been with the practice since August 2015 when she was initially hired as a dental assistant after having completed her dental assisting certificate program. As Erica’s experience grew, she transitioned into and flourished in management roles leading her to her current position.

Erica’s area of expertise is relationship building. Her genuine empathy and love create the ideal environment for compassionate and informed dental care. Erica takes great pride in helping patients and guiding them on their dental journey. She is deeply committed to Eastside Dental’s core mission of providing the best patient experience possible.

Erica's greatest joy is spending her free time with her family and friends. Her other passion is animals and taking care of her two dogs. She has also graciously volunteered her time with different dog rescues on and off throughout her life.

Erica’s passion is making sure that every patient feels at home in out practice. Her ultimate goal is to be the kindness and love that she wants to see in the world and her commitment to patient comfort and satisfaction is unparalleled.


Insurance Coordinator

Rachael is the insurance coordinator of Eastside Dental. During her time at the office, she performed dental insurance checks before patient appointments, improved clarity of coverage before treatment, and followed up on dental claims to address bottlenecks. She has also aided the administrative team with welcoming and checking in patients at the front desk, addressing patient phone inquiries, and designing posters and social media posts for Eastside Dental.

Rachael has a background working in government settings, including the State of Wisconsin and the Government of Canada. She has worked at the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada, the Office of the Minister of International Development, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Combined Major in Economics and Political Science from the University of British Columbia.

Rachael is passionate about evidence-based health research, well-being, and improving quality of life. She is delighted to share research with others to foster continual improvement in both professional and personal settings.

Rachael moved to Milwaukee from Ottawa, Canada in 2020 and is married to Frank Galka III. She is also a vocalist and believes in the power of music to influence thinking and emotions. Combining her passions for helping improve quality of life and music, she is currently writing songs to increase resilience and promote well-being for listeners with ResilWave.


Dental Assistant Representative

Becca is the Patient Coordinator at Eastside Dental. In June of 2021, she started with the practice as an intern and quickly advanced to become a dental assistant. After a year of dedication and commitment assisting our doctors, Becca was given the opportunity to advance into her current administrative role.

Becca’s main responsibility is working with patients to ensure that they have the best experience from beginning to end. She also takes charge of all new patient opportunities and assists with marketing and social media.

Becca is happily married and shares a beautiful son with her husband. In her free time, she enjoys Hmong dancing, shopping, and learning to cook new foods. Becca is most fulfilled when she is spending time with her family.

Becca enjoys every aspect of her work at Eastside Dental. Her goal is to grow with the practice by focusing on the overall patient experience and making each person feel valued.


Dental Assistants

Shoua is one of Eastside Dental’s valued Dental Assistants and has been with the practice since May 2022. She has learned many beneficial skills during her time assisting our doctors and is passionate about continuing to grow and expand her knowledge. Shoua works hard to give each and every patient the most comfortable and personal experience possible, ensuring everyone feels welcome and cared for at Eastside Dental.

In her free time, Shoua likes to be with family and friends watching movies, sharing meals, and exploring the outdoors. She also likes to relax playing video games and creating art. Learning to knit and crochet are skills she hopes to master soon as she loves to be creative and work with her hands.

Shoua’s goal with the practice is to continue to expand and perfect her skills to provide the most thorough and enjoyable experience possible for all patients.


Dental Assistant

Elvis is a skilled Dental Assistant and has been with Eastside Dental since May 2022. Elvis came to the practice with experience in the field having previously worked as an assistant in different settings. He has flourished under the guidance of our doctors learning new and more complex treatments and procedures. He strives to continuously grow his skillset as his ultimate goal is to attend dental school. Elvis enjoys getting to know patients on a personal level to help them reach their dental health goals.

In his down time, Elvis likes to work out, play sports, and enjoy outdoor activities. His biggest passion is health and fitness but he also loves being creative with photography and filmmaking.

Elvis’ goal is to inspire others to be great in their everyday lives. He encourages everyone to be the best version of themselves and works to motivate patients to achieve their goals and maintain the long-term health.