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Have had several visits and procedures over the past 2 years. Everyone, front desk, assistants and techs as well as Dr. P are all so wonderful, patient, and caring. I have a terrible gag reflex and a small mouth and they all worked patiently and carefully with me to make sure everything went smoothly. The other big plus is Dr. P working seamlessly with my Dentist, orthodontist and Endodontist to make a plan of action, to communicate often, to update the plans and make sure each of the specialists and I know what to expect and that all are on the same page throughout the whole process. Definitely gives me peace of mind and confidence. Thank you.

Dan G.

I really could not recommend Dr. Israel Puterman's practice more highly. Unbelievable staff, facility, and bedside manner. I have a great fear of all things dental, and they made me comfortable and calm during my major dental procedure. I had great outcomes and I felt the staff really cared about me throughout the entirety of the treatment process.

Michael M.

Dr. Puterman is not only talented but friendly. HIs staff is delightful, caring and helpful.

Sandra D.

Superb bedside manner and surgical skill

James H.

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.

Dr. Puterman performed a gum graft on 8 teeth and also an upper frenectomy. I was extremely anxious and had put off the grafting procedure for years until my dentist forced me to go for a consult Dr. Puterman has a gentle bedside manner and calmed most of my anxieties. The sedation during the procedure was amazing - I didn't feel a thing! I was also expecting a lot of pain during the recovery time but besides a lot of swelling and discomfort (not painful discomfort), it didn't hurt at all. Dr. Puterman's staff is top notch and super nice. Overall, I'm very pleased with the results - my gums look healthy and even. I highly recommend Dr. Puterman!! Marla and the other women in the office are all amazing and nice!

C.R.

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

Very professional and fully discussed the options. Follow up visits were excellent.

Sam K.

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.

Despite numerous problems with my teeth,Dr. Puterman has always done an excellent job keeping my teeth in excellent shape starting with my first visit some years ago.He was initially recommended to me by 2 different, highly rated dentists when I needed a dental implant procedure. He has a great bedside manner and never rushes you through a visit. I have received many thanks from people to whom I recommended him.

Dr. Mitchell D.

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

Peg S.

Dr. Puterman is one of the most professional and skilled physicians I have ever met. His staff treats patients with amazing care. Everything about his practice gives me complete confidence for all of the past and future gum and implant work. Nothing more needs to be said. The entire experience from consultation, procedures to follow-up is the best you will get!!!!!

Scott M.

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.

Dr Puterman and his staff are terrific. They are kind, gentle, patient, thorough and addressed my anxiety without diminishing or dismissing my feelings...everything you would want in a visit where you're discussing your health! I'm very grateful for these skilled compassionate professionals!

D. Lombardi

Dr. Puterman and his staff are exceptional. He takes his time, explains everything and provides amazing care. Can not say enough good things.

Lisa K.

I was most impressed with the exceptionally high level of professionalism with both Dr Puterman and his team. Everyone from the front desk to Dr Puterman cared about me every step of the way. It is never fun to have your mouth wide open with drilling but the care and attention given during the procedure was world class. They treated me well and I must say, I have no fears in returning and in recommending Dr. Puterman and his colleagues. Look no further for a periodontist.

Stephen P.

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

Michael J. W.

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.

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.

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.

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.

As always, all were welcoming, supportive and very professional.

PLG

My experience: well....in one word...fantastic! Dr. Puterman is wonderful. And his staff is just as wonderful. I came to him with a twice failed root canal I'd spent several years trying to diagnose. He helped me to understand what had happened and to make a treatment plan. I chose to have an extraction to allow the area to heal. And then I had an implant. Dr. Puterman made this experience as easy as it could be and I'm thrilled with the results. Thank you Dr. P! I will miss you all.

Barbara B.

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.

I give Dr. Puterman and his staff 5-star rating for the following reasons: clean, relaxing environment and extremely welcoming staff; no waiting period once I stepped into the office; appointment was scheduled promptly after initial contact; friendly and knowledgable office staff and assistants; professional and warm atmosphere. Love Dr. Puterman & Marla!! Looking forward to my follow up appointment.

Anne H.

My experience with Dr. Puterman and the entire office has always been nothing less then the best. I used to be afraid of gum surgery, and found that it's the most important part of maintaining a healthy smile, and your teeth, but it's been as pain-free as I could imagine. There's a wonderful team feeling at the office, staffed with very experienced pros. I've had several come surgeries, and to be candid it's less painful and annoying and having a feeling. But that's only because of the experience and professional approach that you find in his office.

Elan B.

Very caring, professional and up to date knowledge and techniques. Office immaculate and excellent staff. I don't think you can get better care anywhere.

Penelope

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.

Wow! I had an amazing experience at this office. My dentist had referred me to Dr. Puterman because my case was particularly challenging. Because of an infection, the bone around my front tooth was being lost. This meant that I needed to have the front tooth pulled out and a bone graft before my implant. I really wanted to do this under i.v. sedation because of the nature of the work that needed to be done. It's now 5 days later and I have had almost no pain. The i.v. sedation was great! I felt no pain during the procedure. The staff was extremely helpful and courteous. They put me at ease at all times. My insurance does not pay for any of this so it was nice to see that when I checked around, this office had very competitive prices.

S.J.

Terrific periodontal care with special attention to implants and a sense of humor to boot! I appreciate the first rate service from Dr. P!

Jennifer