Meet The Team

Meet our Lakeside Dental Team

We thank you for allowing us to take care of your dental needs and look forward to serving you.


Office Manager

Vanessa loves interacting and building relationships with our wonderful patients! She has been in the dental field since 2006 and with Lakeside Dental since 2010. She and her husband live in Troy, MO where they have four children and three grandsons.  Before Vanessa entered the dental field, she was in customer relations for 16 years which is where her passion for helping people and building long lasting rapport started. She encourages an open door policy to everyone including patients and families. In her spare time she enjoys reading, watching soccer, restoring furniture, boating, and spending time with her family and friends. 


Dental Hygienist

Rachel has been has been a dental hygienist since 2007 and joined our team in 2016. She enjoys spending time with family and friends especially her husband and two boys.  Rachel is a native of St. Charles and enjoys giving back to her community by education and aiding in oral health care.  


Dental Assistant

Stephanie was born and raised in St. Louis, MO. She graduated from Missouri College with her Dental Assisting Certificate. She continued her education obtaining her license in Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary, which allows her to assist Dr. Poettker in an array of advanced procedures. She believes dental office’s should not be a place of fear and strives to be as helpful as possible by going above and beyond for patients and their needs. When she isn’t at work, she can be found spending time with her family, doing outdoor activities, or going to the gym. 


Dental Assistant

Alicia is a Pennsylvania native, but has moved and lived in many areas due to her father being in the United States Army. She has been in the dental field for seven years. Alicia strives to make her patients feel comfortable and at ease during their visit. In her free time she loves spending time with her children, movies, and shopping. 


Dental Hygienist

Terri has been practicing dental hygiene for 26 years. She graduated from University of Arkansas Medical Sciences. Terri enjoys spending time with her husband and their four daughters. She also enjoys traveling, reading, and just sitting on the couch watching a good series on Netflix.