Meet The Team

Gretchen Garcia

Billing Specialist

I am from the East Coast, growing up outside of Washington, D.C. I am the second of four children. I married Bob Garcia in 1970.  I taught elementary school for two years, having gotten my teaching degree at a girls' college in Connecticut. Bob and I moved to Lincoln for him to go to Nebraska Wesleyan.  He then went on to UNMC for dental school.  We have four children. I stayed home to raise them, also helping out with the book work at Bob's dental office.  Bob passed away in 1994. I got my master's degree in library science and have substitute taught in the public schools since. I have six grandchildren who are the loves of my life. I also enjoy helping with the billing for Gentle Dental. While not helping at my daugher-in-law's dental office, I enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends. I feel very blessed! 

Vicki Klein


I have been working at Gentle Dental for  years and love working Dr Tracy Garcia and Dr Kris Pollock!  I love getting to know our amazing patients and getting to know them on a personal level. I was born and raised in Lincoln.  I graduated from UNL in 1982 with a degree in Human Nutrition and I eventually went on to get my hygiene degree from UNMC in 1991. I am married to my husband, Doug, and we have two children – one who is attending UNL and one who is currently at Lincoln Southwest High School. I love doing things together as a family, walking my two wonderful dogs, and going to Jazzercise.  

Lacie Pettigrew

Dental Assistant

I was born in Missouri Valley, Iowa and raised in Wahoo, Nebraska.  I graduated from Bishop Neumann High School.  After high school, I got my dental assisting degree from Southeast Community College.  I have been married to my husband, Ken, for 16 years and we have two sons.  We currently live in Bennet, Nebraska and my kids attend my husband's alma mater, Palmyra. I enjoy working in dentistry and my favorite part about it is getting to know our patients. When I'm not working I love to walk and exercise. I also enjoy being involved with my kids' school and like to be active in my community.  

Megan Korger

Dental Assistant

I am originally from Raymond, Nebraska where I attended Raymond Central High School. I completed my dental assisting degree at Southeast Community College.  After graduating, I  worked briefly in Lincoln before moving to Colorado where I worked as a dental assistant. I then stayed at home with my 2 young kids for a couple years until I made the move back to Lincoln. Since then I have been at Gentle Dental as a chairside assistant. I love to sing and have been fortunate enough to sing at the Lincoln Saltdogs, Lincoln Stars, and Colorado Rockies games.  

Traci Graham


Hi, I'm Traci.  I graduated from the College of Dentistry in 1985 and worked in a variety of solo and group practices.  I pursued a different career path in the insurance industry and worked in Washington D.C. from 1991-2000.  As much as I liked the East Coast, I was thrilled to move back to Nebraska and return to dental hygiene.  I have been with Gentle Dental for 10 years and enjoy coming to work every day!  I am very enthusiastic about providing the best, most current dental care to patients and getting to know them.

My interests outside of work include family, flower gardening, and walking my two great dogs from the Humane Society all over Lincoln.  

Beth Oltman


I have been a hygienist at this office for 15 years. I grew up on a farm west of Wymore, Nebraska. I went to UNMC for hygiene school and graduated from there in 1988.  I have been married to my husband, James, for 25 years and we currently live on a farm by Cortland, Nebraska.  We have 2 children – a son who is playing baseball at Creighton and a daughter who goes to Lincoln Christian.  Outside of work, I love to be outside doing projects around the farm and I also love to run on trails and gravel roads around my house.  

Carrie Streeks

Treatment Coordinator

I am originally from a small town in Central Nebraska. I have been working in the dental field for 28 years. I got my dental assisting degree from Southeast Community College and worked for 12 years as a chairside assistant. I have been working as the treatment coordinator for Gentle Dental for the past 6 years. I love working at Gentle Dental because we have a great team and dedicated doctors.  As a treatment coordinator, I am dedicated to helping patients with insurance and treatment to help them achieve their best smile.  I enjoy seeing patients thrilled with their results. My husband, Bryon, and I enjoy being outside. I                                                                                   love to walk, bike, and work in our yard. We have three children together.