Our Practice

Dr. Geoffrey Utterback returned to his hometown of Alliance, Ohio in 1975 to begin a career in dentistry. A second office in Canton was started in 1995 to better serve the practice's patient population. Over the next four decades the practice has blossomed into a practice comprised of two locations and four dentists.

Throughout the years the same principles have continued to be used that focus on giving each patient excellent, personalized care. We do this by presenting each patient with a comprehensive treatment plan using the latest procedure techniques and equipment.

We realize that previous dental experiences make people feel uneasy about going to a dental appointment. Our approach to this anxiety is to make every member of our team help make your experience one that is positive.

Meet Our Doctors

Benjamin Utterback, DDS

Ben grew up in North Canton and attended Hoover High School (1992). He then went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Mount Union (1996) and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry (2000).

Dr. Ben Utterback is a member of the SCDS, ODA, and ADA. Dr. Utterback is actively pursuing a Diplomate status through the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.  He should be done with the necessary coursework, clinical requirements, and board exam in May 2019. He is active in the community as well. Dr. Utterback maintains a close relationship with Akron Children's Hospital and previously served on their Emerging Leaders Board.  He also has helped the University of Akron club hockey team when needed.  Lastly, he has volunteered for several committees involving the North Canton City Schools.

Ben enjoys golfing, traveling, yard work, and tending to his koi pond. Dr. Ben resides in North Canton with his wife, Torie, and two daughters.

John M. Beres, DDS

Dr. John Beres joined the Utterback Dental Group in 1993. He currently practices at both locations. Dr. Beres graduated from The University of Akron with a Bachelor of Science in Natural Science. He then attended Case Western Reserve University and received his D.D.S. in 1981. Dr. Beres practiced in the North Canton area before joining the Utterback Dental Group.

Dr. Beres is a member of the ADA, ODA, and SCDS. Dr. Beres currently serves on the peer review committee of the Stark County Dental Society.

Cam DeMarsh, DDS

Dr. Cam DeMarsh was born and raised in Canton, Ohio. He graduated from Canton Central Catholic (2010) and then attended The Ohio State University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology (2014) and Doctor of Dental Surgery (2018).

Cam enjoys travelling, water skiing, and walking dogs. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Lexie.

Meet Our Staff

Alliance Office



Canton Office

Amy, Ashley


Community Involvement

  • Breast Cancer Walk
  • Dowling Mentor Day at the Dentist in conjunction with the University of Mount Union
  • Domestic Violence Shelter
  • Mouthguards for Strikers