what makes us different

Giving Patients the Ultimate in Care

Experienced Expert

Widely recognized throughout the greater Washington, DC area and around the United States for his specialized expertise, Dr. Puterman’s advanced training and extensive experience provides patients with the highest level of care. Periodontists normally spend 3 years getting trained on periodontal disease, gum grafting, oral medicine, along with other areas in addition to implants. Dr. Puterman saw the benefits of additional expertise with implants and in 2008 completed a 3-year residency in Implant Dentistry in along with a residency in Periodontics. His dual residencies in Periodontics and Dental Implants make him one of only a handful of Periodontists in the country with this level of comprehensive training.

Meticulous Detail

Details matter when it comes to specialized periodontal care. Dr. Puterman’s highly detailed, meticulous clinical approach results in the best possible outcomes for patients. He firmly believes that good enough is not good enough.

“I came to Dr. Puterman with a serious condition that required oral surgery. I appreciate the careful attention to detail he displayed both during and after my surgery. More than a year later, I am happy and healthy with no complications and no pain. I would refer Dr. Puterman to friends and family. He and his staff are a shining example of quality patient care and dedicated service.”


Authentic Compassion

Patients speak often of Dr. Puterman’s remarkable chairside manner and dedication to helping them feel at ease and comfortable throughout treatment. He realizes that caring for a patient is more than simply improving their oral condition.

“Dr. Puterman is a compassionate physician. He goes above and beyond for his patient's care and comfort. His staff is professional and courteous. I wholeheartedly recommend him.”


Advanced Technology

We believe patients deserve the best. So we make it a high priority to be on the leading edge of modern specialized dental care by using the most advanced dental technology and techniques.

Faster & Easier Recovery

For faster healing and easier recovery, Dr. Puterman uses minimally-invasive techniques and combines standard post-operative procedures with homeopathic and leading edge solutions like Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF).

Helpful Financial Solutions

Although we are out of network with all insurances, we will gladly prepare the necessary documents to help you get reimbursed directly for procedures covered by your insurance provider. For payment convenience, we accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, and personal checks.  We also offer an interest-free financing option with CareCredit.

“If your dentist sends you to Dr. Puterman, know you will be receiving excellent care. Dr. Puterman is amazing…he has the skills and uses state of the art technology to make sure that treatment goes well. He is the kind of guy you will want to have as a friend, and clearly the top quality of his staff is directly related to his personality. I am sure I am not the only patient who actually looks forward to visiting this office!”

Laura F.


We look forward to hearing from you. Please call our office at 301-652-0939 or click below to request an appointment online.