I highly recommend Dr. Puterman and his staff. Although I was terrified, they made me feel comfortable before having extensive implant surgery and I am very pleased with the outcome. Dr. Puterman is excellent technically and he and his staff are friendly, caring, and are outstanding in what they do.
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.
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 .
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Periodontics surgery is not a lot of fun, but this staff made the experience pleasant. Friendly, caring, professional. Dr Puterman is terrific. Very conscientious, good bedside manner. He said he would follow up after surgery, and did -- even interrupting his vacation to check on me. Highly recommend.
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!!!!!
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.
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. Puterman and his team are fantastic. After suffering through a failed root canal I was referred to see Dr. Puterman. He gave me options with clear pros and cons so that I could make the best decision. Ultimately, we decided an implant was the best path forward and he and his team pulled together a detailed treatment plan. Throughout the process his team helped answer questions, filled out my insurance forms and checked in to make sure I was recovering comfortably. He and his team really are a first-class operation.
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.
I had a terrific experience with this practice just yesterday - a gum grafting that I was really dreading but turned out to literally be pain-free as well as almost PLEASANT! The office is beautiful, the staff incredibly kind and helpful - especially Alexis, Eve and Maci - and the procedure was fast and orderly - almost peaceful! Dr. Levine is attentive and so skilled and explained just enough of what was going on without too much unnecessary detail :) The after-care regimen was specific and successful in that I never experienced any discomfort. I'm so, so pleased with both the procedure and the outcome!