Everything You Need in One Visit

Dr. Barbara Utermark provides a full range of orthodontics and pediatric dental services to meet your needs, all in one convenient location. From cleanings and check-ups to braces and Invisalign aligners, we do it all.

Dr. Utermark is an Orthodontist for adults and children and we look forward to evaluating your family's orthodontic needs. During your first visit we will help you get acquainted with our office and learn about your family's orthodontic treatment needs. We understand that each patient's orthodontic treatment is different, and we promise to give you the personal attention you deserve. Your first orthodontic visit will consist of an examination and discussion of potential treatment options. This important visit will address your orthodontic needs to determine if this is the proper time to begin treatment. If it is time to begin treatment, Dr. Utermark will recommend "orthodontic records". These involve digital orthodontic X-rays, digital photographs, 3-D models of the teeth and various measurements. Dr. Utermark then studies these records to present treatment options tailored to your needs.

As one of our orthodontic patients, you will be shown aesthetic options for tooth straightening in addition to traditional metal braces. These options include tooth colored ceramic braces and Invisalign.

As Dr. Utermark is a dual specialist in Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, your child's needs for braces as well as cleanings and other routine dental care can be combined at visits resulting in "fewer trips to the dentist". We know how valuable your time is and it is an added benefit to have Dr. Utermark's expertise in both areas for your child's care. We have a large percentage of adult patients who have always wanted orthodontics but only been able to pursue them as adults. The Invisalign option has provided orthodontic opportunity to many adults who would not pursue treatment otherwise.

What Sets Dr. Utermark Apart?

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  • She has two Specialty Degrees from the Medical College of Georgia in Orthodontics as well as Pediatric Dentistry. She holds Diplomate status of both the American Board of Orthodontics and the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
  • With further intensive study, Dr. Utermark earned the title of "Diplomate" in both specialties. This is the highest academic achievement the practitioner can earn. Earning the title of "Diplomate" involves intensive study and testing and is in addition to the Certification obtained by attending a Pediatric or Orthodontic residency. There are only a few double-boarded Pediatric Dentists and Orthodontists in the United States.
  • With Dr. Utermark's background in Pediatric Dentistry, she has a special interest in growth and development and interventive orthodontics for children.
  • She has been practicing in Columbia County for more than 20 years.