I found Dr. Puterman for a second opinion after not being happy with my original periodontist visit. My case was a little unusual (some severe periodontal pockets and need for wisdom teeth removal as an adult) and I searched through periodontists in the area. After interacting with several, Dr. Puterman's treatment philosophy, personality, and knowledge stood above the rest. He also keeps up with the latest research and is constantly learning more in his field. Consequently, I scheduled my wisdom teeth removals, bone grafts, tissue regeneration, etc. with Dr. Puterman and couldn't be happier. The visits are top notch from the second you enter the door. In addition, Dr. Puterman has a great bed side manner and communicates with you about the procedures being done and what to expect. And, he is a great surgeon--other dentists/orthodontists were very impressed with the results on other treatment visits. I trust his skills, approach, and long-term guidance and very strongly recommend him to anyone looking for a periodontist or oral surgeon.
About Front Desk: The front desk staff and surgical assistant team are wonderful. Marla is sweet and is amazing to interact with (and handles everything with insurance companies. Isela is often in the surgery room and is the office manager and it was like having a second surgeon there--she calmly explained everything, is great to interact with, and has a passion for the field. Stephanie helps throughout the office and is funny, including nice chats about football--but is also there and jumps in whether it be at the front desk or assisting with readying procedures. The staff makes you actually want to visit.