Eastside Dental Patient Information
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.
We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Dr. Galka and our staff invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 414-888-4000 and experience why our patients think Eastside Dental is the best dentist in Milwaukee.
Meet The Doctor
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.
Meet The Team
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!
Frank Galka III (Chief Financial Officer)
Frank Ross is Dr Frank Galka’s one and only son. He recently graduated from the University of Minnesota with B.S. in Biology. He is learning everything from the front desk to the clinical chairside as a dental assistant. He helps the Lead Dental Assistant, Rose, trimming models, making bleaching trays, retainers, and many more assistant tasks. Frank Ross is currently applying for dental school and he one day will be a dentist just like his father. His goal is to provide the best quality care for patients and put smiles on patients’ faces.
He enjoys playing racket sports such as squash, tennis, and racquetball. He also enjoys playing video games, cycling and socializing. Furthermore, Frank Ross has a strong interest in foreign cultures and languages, and lived in Japan for a year.
Rose Yang (Lead Dental Assistant)
Rose has worked for Dr. Frank Galka since July 2005. She has earned abachelor’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).
Tammy Baumann (Registered Dental Hygienist)
Tammy has worked for Dr. Frank Galka since January 2015 as a dental hygienist and brings with her 25 yrs of experience. Tammy attended Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) where she received her Associate degree in Dental Hygiene. After ten years of practicing Tammy returned to school because it was important to her to further her education. She attended Ottawa University in 2004 and received her Bachelor’s in Health Care Management and again in 2009 and earned an Accounting degree. Tammy continues to keep current with hygiene-related responsibilities and information so she is able to share her knowledge with all her patients. Tammy takes great pride in the work she does and enjoys her time with the patients.
Tammy likes to travel in her free time, her sister lives in Florida so she is a frequent visitor to the State. Tammy has two high school-aged children who keep her very busy with sporting activities. She would like to say she loves to cook…but she doesn’t!
Erica Holland (Office 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.
Chuck Yang (Dental Assistant)
Chuck found a passion for dentistry after experiencing some dental work himself. Growing up he broke one of his front teeth in a very traumatic way. Eventually, he had crowns replace those teeth. Afterwards, he was very pleased with how huge of a positive difference it can bring an individual. This fueled his desire to serve others in a similar fashion. Thus, eventually, Chuck entered the dental assisting program at the Milwaukee Area Technical College and finished the program as one of the top students in his class. He is currently working as a dental assistant at Eastside Dental and enjoys the company of his co-workers and the variety of people he is able to passionately assist.
Besides the dental field, Chuck has a passion for many other things as well. He loves to hunt, fish, camp, hike, play sports, and enjoy spending time with family and friends. Chuck also serves at his local church as a youth leader and teaches Sunday school. When he can, he also tries to hone his skills and grow in the auto mechanic field as he loves cars also.
Elizabeth Kong (Office 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.
Kong 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 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 Kong’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.
Kong 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.
Kong strongly believes that knowledge and skills should not only be for personal gain but also for community service. She had volunteered at Grace Hmong Alliance Church and served as a youth leader for several years and now assist with Alliance Women’s Outreach Ministry.
Family means a lot to Kong. 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 Kong enjoys doing are attending and supporting her husband’s football team and Emery’s dance competition.
Jessica Bickler (Patient Coordinator)
Jessica Bickler initially acquired her national certification as an EMT in the U.S. Army in December of 2014. Since then, she has vigorously trained as a combat medic on mission, not only furthering her knowledge and skills as a medic, but also fueling her passion for the medical field. Jessica enlisted in the U.S. Army reserves to begin her career in the medical field, as well as set her apart from peers in both experience and ethics. The challenging experience only furthered her desire to help others, raised her personal standards, and focused her goals. Jessica decided to move back to the Milwaukee area in 2017 to be closer to family and friends. She fell in love with the warm and traditional ambience of Eastside Dental and decided to make the transition into dentistry. Jessica is now working as a dental assistant and feels that it is very rewarding. Her immediate plan is to continue exploring her passion for dentistry and further her education.
Outside of work Jessica loves to spend time with her family, hike with her his dog Riley, and volunteer. When she is not at work she spends her days doing anything she can outdoors, baking for her coworkers. She has been working in public relations and marketing since 2014. She is now bringing her marketing experience to the Eastside Dental family.