Meet Dr. Utermark

Dr. UtermarkDr. Barbara Utermark is a dual-specialist in Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry and earned the unique credentials of Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics as well as a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Utermark enjoys providing braces for her adult and teenage patients as well as interventive treatment, such as growth appliances, for children when indicated.

Dr. Utermark earned her Dental Degree from the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry. She then moved to New Orleans, Louisiana and was a faculty member in the Department of General Dentistry at the LSU School of Dentistry for two years before returning to the Medical College of Georgia to specialize in Pediatric Dentistry. She became very interesting in interventive Orthodontics and subsequently specialized in Orthodontics earning her Degree from the Medical College of Georgia. After several years in practice, she pursued the complex path for Diplomate status in both specialties and earned the title "Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics" and "Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry".

Dr. Utermark is dedicated to the community and actively supports neighborhood fundraisers, sponsors a variety of school activities and presentations to school-age children on oral hygiene and nutrition, as well as gives seminars on growth and development to parent organizations. Since her first year in practice, Dr. Utermark has felt strongly that dental education was important for our school-age children and she and her staff spend much time each year during February (Children's Dental Health Month) and October (National Orthodontic Health Month) giving presentations to numerous elementary schools reaching more than 10,000 of our Columbia County elementary students. She also presents individual awards at Honors Presentations throughout Columbia County schools.


In her spare time, Dr. Utermark raises and shows Tennessee Walking Horses. Her love for horses as well as all animals is well known. She is very proud of her Reserve World Champion stallion, "Seve", that she raised who now stands at the Middle Tennessee State University Horse Science Center. Her niece, Kaitlyn, shares her love of horses and they enjoy their time trail riding and doing farm activities. Kaitlyn is an R.N. working on her degree as a Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Utermark also has two wonderful Godsons, Jake and Nick.