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!

Dr. Robert Hall (DDS)

Our newest addition to the dentist team at Eastside Dental is Dr. Robert Hall. Dr. Hall was drawn to a career in dentistry because it allowed him to combine his love of working with his hands and making a personal connection with patients, all while helping them achieve a healthy smile.

Dr. Hall hails from across the big lake in Michigan, but he is now happy to call Milwaukee home. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree at Miami of Ohio, with a major in Biology and a minor in Neuroscience. He then attended Marquette University School of Dentistry, where he was trained in all manners of dental treatment including fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures, and root canals. Dr. Hall is also certified in oral conscious sedation, which allows him to treat nervous patients with ease and comfort.

In his spare time, Dr. Hall enjoys biking, tennis, backpacking, ceramics, snowboarding, and exploring all of the unique food and festivals Milwaukee has to offer. He is passionate about travel and gaining a more global perspective to help further serve his community here. Dr. Hall likes to give back through organizations such as Give Kids a Smile, Dentistry from the Heart, Mission of Mercy, and the Special Olympics. He has also been a member of the ADA, WDA, GMDA, DOCS, and the Delta Sigma Delta dental fraternity. If you have been thinking about getting your oral health back on track come to meet Dr. Hall today!

Meet The Team

Frank Galka III

Frank Galka, son of Dr. Frank Galka, has worked at Eastside Dental for over four years. He is currently taking a leave of absence to further his education at Marquette University with the goal of becoming a dentist as well. As the saying goes: “like father, like son! “

Frank’s goal is to help both the team and patients of Eastside Dental to reach their full potential and strive for what is truly good. For recreation Frank loves traveling, learning new things, cycling, playing racket sports and board games, socializing and hiking through nature.

Frank graduated in 2015 from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Biology and Japanese. He remains open and inquisitive to the needs of every patient and is looking forward to the day that he will be able to serve you as a dentist.

Elizabeth Kong

Administrative Manager

Elizabeth Kong is one of the office managers at Eastside Dental. She has been with the dental office since March 2011 where she found her true passion in helping the community by providing a wow experience at Eastside Dental.

Elizabeth started her career as a dental assistant at Eastside Dental. She worked as the doctors’ right-hand assistant while assisting the Administrative Department. In January 2014, she accomplished many administrative and clinical projects and earned her way to become an Office Manager. Her responsibilities consist of all types of management including administration, employee relations, human resources, marketing, finance, and patient relations.

As Office Manager, one of Elizabeth’s important goals is to make sure patients are satisfied with their services. She goes above and beyond to earn patients’ trust and confidence. When patients leave the office with a smile and satisfaction, she knows she has fulfilled her mission as well as Eastside Dental’s.

Elizabeth graduated from Kaplan College with a Certificate of Dental Assistant in January 2011. Her philosophy is that education never ends because there is always room for more knowledge, skills, experience, and especially wisdom. Therefore, she always continues to find ways to learn something new and grow.

Family means a lot to Elizabeth. She is happily married to Tom and has a beautiful daughter named Emery. As a family, they enjoy traveling, biking, canoeing, baking, and shopping. Some of the many things Elizabeth enjoys doing are attending and supporting her husband’s side business and Emery’s dance competition.

Erica Holland

Clinical Manager

Erica Holland is an Office Manager for Eastside Dental. She has been with Dr. Galka since August 2015. Erica was initially hired as a dental assistant after having completed a dental assistant certificate program. Erica's original plan was to become a dental hygienist and she started school to accomplish that goal. While working at Eastside Dental, Erica was promoted to Office Manager. This unexpected change turned out to be a permanent great change! Erica ended up finding her niche and shortly after working up front she now wants to go to school for Business Management. She freely proclaims to all how much she loves her job! Erica especially adores her team! Everyone is very hardworking and truly her dental family! Yet, she will tell you the most rewarding part of her position is the privilege of working so closely with patients! Erica takes great pride in helping patients of Eastside Dental in any way she can, whether it is teaching them optimal dental health or helping them with their insurance and finances. Erica is deeply committed to Eastside Dental and their mission to provide the best patient experience and care possible!

Erica's greatest joy in her free time is spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys the simple things in life, like watching a movie, going on a hike or cooking with a friend. And, she also enjoys more adventurous things such as traveling to different places. Being the only child of her parents, she was raised with lots of different animals so her love of animals runs deep. After having been raised with several canine siblings, Erica is especially fond of dogs! Erica bought a home in August 2017 and is hoping a dog of her own is in her not-to-distant future.

Rose Yang

Lead Dental Assistant

Rose has worked for Dr. Frank Galka since July 2005. She has earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and real estate from University of WI-Milwaukee in 2000 and a certificate in dental assisting from Waukesha County Technical College in 2005. As the Lead Dental Assistant, she not only helps Dr. Galka with dental procedures but also educates patients about oral care following all dental treatment procedures. Her other duties include training new staff, ordering dental materials, stocking inventory, and troubleshooting radiograph software. She faces exciting challenges every day due to the varying needs of patients. Her favorite part about working in the dental field is helping every patient feel as comfortable as possible in the dental chair.

When she is not working in the dental office, she enjoys spending time with her husband and kids as much as possible. Rose has four lovely children, two daughters and two sons who love camping and taking walks in the park. When Rose is not spending time with her family, she enjoys exercising, reading, and working as a part-time realtor.

She is a member of the Wisconsin Dental Association (WDA), National Association of Realtors (NAR), Wisconsin Realtors Association (WRA) and Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors (GMAR).

Hanna Lutynski

Registered Dental Hygienist

Hanna has worked at Eastside Dental since August 2018. She is passionate about working in the dental field because she gets to care and educate people on their dental and overall health. She exemplifies excellent patient care and loves to be a calming factor for patients who may not love the dentist. Hanna is compassionate, caring, kind and willing to meet her patients where they are in order for them to have the best possible dental experience.

In her free time, you may find Hanna hiking, exercising, mentoring youth or spending quality time with friends and family. Hanna loves to travel and enjoys learning about other cultures in order to plan her next adventure.

Allison Anich

Dental Assistant

Allison joined Eastside Dental as a Dental Assistant in November of 2018. Growing up she had a lot of trips to the orthodontist with extensive dental work being done, even as a kid she found it so intriguing. She loved watching the way the dental procedures changed the look of her mouth for the better and decided this would be a field she would be interested in one day. While in college she had worked with children for several years as a nanny and even in the classroom for a bit, it was in those years she realized her passion for working with and taking care of others, which eventually transferred into caring for her patients at the dental office.

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.

Kellee Risse

Kellee Risse

Registered Dental Hygienist

Kellee is a Registered Dental Hygienist at Eastside Dental and has been with the practice since March 2018. She is dedicated to patient-centered care and enjoys helping patients of all ages be their best and most confident selves. Kellee 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 the dentist a comfortable and enjoyable experience for everyone who seeks treatment with us.

In her free time Kellee likes to spend time with her friends and family backpacking, hiking, and camping. She has a love for animals and volunteers fostering cats through a local rescue organization. Kellee is passionate about making a positive impact on those closest to her and the community as a whole.

Laura Kucharski

Laura Kucharski

Dental Assistant

Laura started at EastSide Dental in April 2019. She has always been intrigued with teeth and dentistry. In 2015 she started as a patient coordinator and was cross trained as an assistant. She loves being able to help anywhere she can. Now with the wonderful mentoring of Dr. Galka she is being trained to perfection as an orthodontic assistant. She loves seeing the progress of people’s teeth aligning happily. The change and the benefits of properly aligned teeth are simply amazing to her. Not to mention she thinks everyone in traditional braces are so adorable.

On April 14, 2014 her greatest creation made his debut and she received her most prized title: Mommy. Her son Jaxson is definitely a mini version of her. They are both very outgoing and goofy people and aren’t shy about being a little loud at times. But they are always loving and compassionate souls. Both of her parents have been helping her take care of Jaxson since the beginning. Though she says they do spoil him.

Laura's oldest sister, Sarah is her best friend, she admits always copying the crafts Sarah makes. Christmas decorations, crocheting quilts, recipes, and mom tips. You name it, she’ll copy what she does. Sarah, her husband, and two daughters are always there for Laura and her son when they need them. She states she definitely could not survive without the love and help of her family. They are all crazy Disney people too, they’ve gone … a couple of times to Disney World. ;) They also love Christmas. The feeling of people giving and spreading joy makes her so happy. Although not so much a fan of the cold.

Laura and Jaxson have one pet so far, their cat Randy. Once they win the lottery she wants to have a hobby farm complete with many animals! She likes to keep her little guy active in sports, the boy's got quite the arm (look out Aaron Rodgers) and he is an amazing swimmer.

They are both very happy to be a part of the EastSide Dental family and can’t wait for the memories too.

Abby Lutynski

Abby Lutynski

Patient Coordinator

Abigail started at Eastside Dental in March of 2019, as our Patient Coordinator. When she started at Eastside Dental, Abigail did not have very much Dental Knowledge, but was eager to learn as much as she could. Abigail has a passion for people, and has always worked in customer service based jobs. From retail, to the restaurant industry, to even working in a doctor’s office for a few summers. Her love for people and wanting to see them happy, is a huge reason why she enjoys dentistry. Food is another huge love in her life, so having healthy teeth is important for that.

Art is also a huge passion in her life. She actually went to art school for two years, for a degree in Apparel Design. While she didn’t end up finishing her degree, she has been professionally selling art on the side since October of 2015.

Besides art, she enjoys hanging out with her friends and family. Her family is a huge part of her life. She has an older sister, and three younger brothers. You can find them playing games on any given night. She comes from a very competitive family and there is never a dull moment at their house. They could tell stories for hours of all the crazy things they did growing up.

She also likes to be outdoors, loves coffee way too much, and will laugh at almost any joke. Abigail would describe herself as empathetic, positive, easy-going, and always up for any adventure. She believes that strong relationships are important and that life is full of so much joy. While she is always on the go and likes to fill her time, she also enjoys slowing down and taking in the small moments.

Abigail has felt blessed to get to be a part of The Eastside Dental team and loves getting to meet all our patients. She is excited to continue and grow with us over the years.