We are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment. Our staff is trained and skilled, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Each member of our treatment team is a registered assistant, and our office staff has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.
Alicia Phillips, Office Manager
My name is Alicia Phillips, I have worked with Dr. Utermark since August 1992. I am her Office Manager. I am very much a "people person" and enjoy working one-on-one with all of our patients and parents. I have really enjoyed, over the years, watching the kids that come to our office grow and mature and I love working with our adult braces patients, too. My husband, Jimmy, and I have been married since 1990 and have a cat named Bob
and love all animals. My favorite pastime is camping and I especially love camping at the beach or in the mountains. I enjoy water sports like skiing, wakeboarding, knee boarding and tubing.
Hi, my name is Teresa Pearson. I graduated from Augusta Technical College in 1991. I have worked with Dr. Utermark since December, 2002. I am her Laboratory and Sterilization Coordinator and a real "detail person". I make all of the stone models of teeth and they are real works of art! I am from Thomson, Georgia. I am the middle child of three girls and I love to spend my spare time with my family and friends. I also sing in church with my two sisters. I have a beautiful daughter, Summer Lynn.
My name is Terissa Brown and I attended Augusta Technical Institute. I have worked with Dr. Utermark since June, 2002 and am her Pediatric Dental Assistant. I am certified in Expanded Duties. I love working with children! My goal is to give each child a good dental experience and help them grow with a positive attitude about dental care.
Hello! My name is Christy Gilmore. I have been an Orthodontic Assistant for 8 years and have worked with Dr. Utermark since December of 2009. I have a wonderful husband, Marcus, and two beautiful children, Evan (born 2007) who just had his first dental work done by Dr. Utermark and he did great, and Addison (born 2009) who already enjoys having her teeth cleaned! We are expecting our third child, Hudson, in July of 2014 and can’t wait for his arrival! I love spending my off time with my family.
Kelly Pearce, Appointment Coordinator
My name is Kelly Pearce and I have been Dr. Utermark’s Appointment Coordinator since June of 2013. I have worked in the dental field for over 13 years. I love meeting new people and watching children develop good dental habits and watching all of our orthodontic patients as changes occur and they get the beautiful smile they’ve always wanted! I have a wonderful husband, Jason, and three beautiful children, Justin, Nicole and Emily. I also have three precious pups, Zoey, Katie and Bella and an adorable hamster, Mila. I enjoy spending family time at the beach and mountains, and I love to decorate.
Nancy Edenfield, Administrative Assistant
My name is Nancy Edenfield. I am an Administrative Assistant and have worked for Dr. Utermark since 2011. I have a wonderful husband named Mike, daughter, Samantha, and son in-law, Caleb. I have a pup named Rocksie and a sweet little bunny named Willow, and my grand-dog, Koda, who is my favorite form of “entertainment”. I enjoy working with all of our patients and parents, and really enjoy watching the kids as they grow up in our practice.
Theresa Sanders, Certified Orthodontic Assistant
My name is Theresa Sanders. I became a patient of Dr. Utermark’s when I was 8 years old, and because of the wonderful treatment I received, I decided to pursue a career in the dental field. I graduated from Augusta Technical College’s Dental Assisting program. I have worked with Dr. Utermark since June of 2006 as an Orthodontic Assistant. I love working with patients and watching them get the smile of their dreams.
Debbie Voychuk, Certified Orthodontic Assistant
Hello! My name is Debbie Voychuk. I have been a Dental Assistant since 1986 and have worked specifically in orthodontics since 1990. I have two wonderful children, Sabrina and Christopher. I also have three pups and one unusual pet – a bearded dragon!
Brooke Bennett, R.D.H.
My name is Brooke Bennett and I have been Dr. Utermark’s Hygienist since May of 2013. I graduated from GRU with my Bachelors in Dental Hygiene. I have four fur-kids – my cats, Simba and Powder, my bunny, Lucy, and my puppy, Lexi. I love helping kids learn the correct way to brush and floss. I really enjoy getting to know the patients and helping them have a good foundation for dental health.