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My dentist affectionately calls me a dental wuss (I don't like mouth pain). Dr. Puterman put all my fears of discomfort to rest. He is simply an amazing Periodontist. He rates a 10+ in my book. If I ever need another implant, Dr. Puterman is the man. Many thanks doc.

Debbie S.

I had gum/bone surgery by Dr. Puterman and am thoroughly pleased by the experience. I did not feel a thing which is the very best part. Dr. P. is not only highly skilled but has a great personality as well. He and his staff were so considerate and professional the entire time and explained everything along the way. I always felt that they were completely tuned in to my comfort.

Kim K.

Dr. Puterman and his staff are fantastic. My implant looks and feels and works perfectly. I had almost no pain and recovered much more quickly than I had expected. My treatment could not have gone better. Beyond the great treatment for my teeth was the great treatment I got as a person and a patient. Dr. Puterman really went out of his way to explain everything, and was completely accessible during the several-months-long bone bonding process. His staff also were very helpful. These are simply very nice people who really take care of you! We all had a lot of fun with the pirate eye patch that I sometimes wore while I was wating to have my front tooth replaced. I don’t know how much implants cost elsewhere, but I think Dr. Puterman’s fees are comparable to others in this area. I was very lucky that insurance covered almost all of the cost for me, although I would not have done anything differently if I had been paying for the treatment myself. I enthusiastically recommend Dr. Puterman to anyone considering a dental implant.

P.V.L.

Dr. Puterman is fantastic. He's extremely skilled and his bed-side manner is lovely. He will immediately put the nervous patient at ease.

Emily G.

My experience with Dr. Puterman was incredible. He and his staff are thorough and make sure you are comfortable and understand everything you need to know about your procedure. On top of it they are available at anytime to help you out, even outside office hours

Alexander F.

Dr. Puterman and his group are great. His expertise dealing with a tricky implant and his personable manner really helped put me at ease. He was very responsive to all my concerns. Flexibility and accessibility for appointment scheduling was just incredible. Best oral surgery I've ever experienced.

Mary S.

Dr. Puterman went above and beyond the norm in the care he provided for my adult daughter with epilepsy. I'm a physician-mom with a charity that works on quality health care for young adults with chronic conditions - Physician-Parent Caregivers. My standard is pretty high: he not only met all the benchmarks, he did it with warmth and smiles. What more can one ask for?

Dr. Bhagat

Referred to Dr. P. for second opinion on implants, partially complete, that have caused problems. His request for "my side of story", my feelings re treatment was an excellent start to visit. Attention I received was "Top Notch" in all respects.

Paula G.

I got two gum grafts done by Dr. Puterman. He was very accommodating and made the otherwise unpleasant procedure quick and as painless as could be. His staff is also very knowledgable about the procedures and were able to help me understand exactly what would be happening, payment options, etc... (They were also quite fetching). All in all, this is probably the best practice in the area.

M. O.

I have been a patient of Dr. Puterman for over two years and have always found him and his staff very accessible and accommodating. You couldn't ask for a better dental experience. But most of all, his skill at resolving problems of periodontal disease and in installing implants is without compare.

Claudia A.

I have been taking my 13 year old son to Dr. Puterman for a year now to address a gum issue that hasn't resolved itself, most likely because my son isn't brushing enough in the problem area. He came highly recommended from our dentist and surpassed our expectations. Beyond being great at what he does, Dr. Puterman has been super kind and patient and doesn't charge us for most of our check-in visits - and he has put off surgery again and again in hopes that my son can get his act together and thereby avoid the need for surgery. His office is modern and lovely and his nurses are very friendly. And when I had to cancel an appointment because I needed surgery, his office sent me flowers, an act so kind it moved me to tears.

Laura R.

I just had a procedure with Dr Puterman this am... I am beyond impressed with everything about this office and the experience was amazing. I was extremely nervous because I have had very little dental work but Dr Puterman and his staff put me at ease. The procedure was completely painless and I wish I had done it sooner!! State of the art office-highly recommend.

Chelsea C.

Outstanding service from staff in support of a highly-skilled, caring dentist.

Michael J. W.

Thoroughly professional, but also warm and caring. Everything you could want out of a periodontist and his staff, from clear processes and thorough communication through the procedure itself to follow-up care. Cannot recommend enough.

MaryAnn L.

In addition to being technically excellent in oral surgery,he is also kind,thoughtful, and conscientious.

Lawrence R.

I received all around excellent quality and courteous professional care. i recommend Dr. Puterman without qualification.

Joe S.

Dr Puterman did my gum graft and he took a personal caring to make sure everything went smoothly and that I understood how to contact him and exactly what the process would be. He is an excellent surgeon and just a genuinely caring an very skilled man! I highly recommend him!

M.S.

Excellent Doctor, team, and process. It is never fun to go see someone when your tooth is hurting and feels like your jaw is exploding. Dr. Puterman did an excellent job with a difficult procedure. His staff is excellent, attentive, and tenacious with insurance companies (a big plus in my book). They are first rate - highly recommended.

George P.

Dr. Putterman and his staff are the best! I highly recommend this practice!

Peg S.

So far the tooth extraction and prep work for dental (molar) implant has gone as I was led to expect. Recovery timing is also proceeding as predicted. I appreciate the expert work, guidance for recovery, and other support.

Robert C.

I would encourage everyone to have dental implants if you have been recommended to have them. I had three teeth removed and the bone graft done in one visit! I FELT NOTHING! It was 100% pain free. Dr. Puterman was so supportive. He is caring and funny. What a great guy! I was so embarrassed about my teeth. I knew they were in bad shape but Dr. Puterman put me at ease. He told me that I have nothing to worry about, and that he could fix me up as good as new. I had an awesome experience.

Ruthann C.

Dr. Puterman is extremely skilled and has a unique ability to connect with his patients. We have been very satisfied with his care for myself and both my daughters. I highly recommend him.

Christy D.

Cannot praise too highly the experience on my initial consultation from scheduling to reception to informed and empathetic handling of my dental needs by all personnel in the office. Dr. Puterman was recommended both by my regular dentist and by an endodontist.

David M.

Simply outstanding care. Aside from Dr. Puterman's considerable skills and professional knowledge- it is his level of caring that sets him apart from a typical practitioner. Yes all of the elements for a good experience exist - comfortable setting (his has a lovely vista to look upon), pleasant and helpful staff - but it is the immediate sense that Dr. Puterman cares about the concern that brought you to see him, helps you understand treatment options and will be there for support. Care matters.

Lis B.

I am what you might call high on the dental phobia scale, and I recently had a gum graft with Dr. Puterman. Although I was shaking from the time I entered the office, Marla did an excellent job of putting me at ease and clearly explaining all that at I needed to know about the procedure coming up and what to expect after. After taking me back to the dental chair Dr. Puterman and his assistant Stephanie were incredibly compassionate and patient with me, making sure I was ok every step of the way. Dr. Puterman took the time to explain before, and during the procedure what was being done, and strove to keep me calm and comfortable at all times. I can't thank Dr. Puterman and his entire staff enough for their kindness, compassion, professionalism, and superior care!

Stefanie V.

Dr Puterman and his staff are the best of the best! I had some very bad experiences with other dental professionals. I was nervous to say the least. My first meeting with Dr Puterman and his staff I knew I was in good hands. He has state of the art knowledge and equipment. He is a super friendly, positive person, and also very focused and serious about each unique situation. I feel so fortunate to have found him and his truly wonderful staff. You guys ROCK!

Sandra S.

Dr. Puterman's practice encompasses everything one could hope for in a doctor's practice:an extremely kind and personable staff and a doctor who must rate top notch in bedside manner, clinical proficiency and any other positive criteria one would ascribe to a periodontist. My gum graft was an almost totally painless procedure with a result better than I or my referring dentist ever hoped for.I can see why he got such rave online reviews as well as making the outstanding doctor's list in the Washingtonian, Checkbook, and other publications.

Mitchell D.

As someone who was diagnosed with periodontal problems at a relatively young age, I saw three highly-recommended periodontists in California before I moved to D.C. and needed a new specialist. I am extremely happy that my dentist referred me to Dr. Puterman, as his skills and "chairside manner" are by far the best I have experienced. Dr. Puterman was the first to spot a barely-visible anomaly in an xray, with the result that a non-periodontal problem was caught early enough that the tooth could be saved. Similarly, Dr. Puterman is the only periodontist who kept looking long enough for the root cause of my gum issues to identify the real problem (mouth breathing, not hygiene) and develop a course of action that might actually help. Dr. Puterman is simply the best.

Celia

Dr. Puterman is a compassionate physician. He goes above and beyond for his patient's care and comfort. He extracted four wisdom teeth and removed gum tissue to perform crown lengthening. One of my tooth extractions was very close to the nerve, so he performed a CAT scan to be certain removal was possible without damaging the nerve. His staff was excellent at explaining the caution Dr Puterman was requiring. Dr Puterman was amazing at sharing the information with me and reviewing the scans personally to reassure me I was in good hands. My recovery was as pleasant as anyone could expect with no complications. I did experience significant pain in my jaw from an impacted tooth combined with the removal of an existing cavity filling. This occurred three weeks after surgery. After medicating around the clock to control the pain for over a week, I emailed Dr. Puterman and my dentist to seek advice. I was currently out of the country. Dr Puterman was amazing with his response time and advice with controlling the pain and forming a plan for when I got home to examine the site. It was established that I was experiencing refered pain from a tooth requiring a root canal. Almost a month later, the pain began to subside, a root canal was performed and crown placed and all was better. His staff is professional and courteous. I whole heartedly recommend him.

Marsha S.

The review is long-overdue! I highly recommend Dr. Puterman. First of all, his office staff are outstanding--thoughtful, accommodating, and kind. They take the time to meet with you to make sure that you fully understand the procedures and any costs involved. Also, I had to cancel two follow-up appointments due to snowy and icy road conditions and they worked with me to accommodate my crazy schedule and work hours. I first saw Dr. Puterman for advice on a root-canal tooth that had cracked and was pulled by my regular dentist, who told me that the tooth was also infected. Dr. Puterman assured me that the tooth was not infected and he provided guidance as to the type of implant that would work best in my situation. I was greatly confused in trying to decide between a zirconium or titanium implant, and extensive internet research was only making the situation worse. Also, I knew that after having the tooth pulled that I did not want to be awake for the implant. Dr. Puterman spent a great deal of time with me during the consultation portion of the visit, listening to all my concerns and addressing all my issues. He is warm and personable and has a great bedside manner. Dr. Puterman's operating facilities and the care they took in preparing me for surgery made me feel confident that I had made the right decision in opting for sedation. I awoke feeling rested and peaceful with a new implant and bone graft, and was escorted to my friend's waiting car in a wheelchair by one of his assistants. They also provided detailed instructions on steps I should take to improve my recovery, and I received a personal call from Dr. Puterman himself to make sure everything was okay. Last but not least, the office is beautiful, it has the latest technology...and a great view if you need to meditate, as I did, to alleviate any unwarranted anxiety. Dr. Puterman himself is skilled in what he does and he stays on top of the latest developments, which gave me confidence in choosing him to do my implant. If I ever needed another implant or periodontal work, I would not hesitate to go back .

Matty M.