Surf City Orthodontics
Patrice Punim, DMD:
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Surf City Orthodontics
Patrice S. Punim, DMD (Orthodontist)

Huntington Beach, CA






A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:


Clear aligners


Comprehensive orthodontics

Space maintainers

Palatal expanders


Interceptive orthodontics



Monday: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (by appointment only)

Sunday: Closed



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Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:


My 3 daughters received orthodontic treatment from Dr. Punim about 15 years ago. I went to the office for Invisalign treatment last year. The Dr. and staff remembered us! I have now completed my treatment and am thrilled with the results. I cannot recommend Dr. Punim and staff highly enough. They are professional, thorough, friendly, knowledgable and highly efficient. No long waits or unnecessary treatments. Hoping my grandchildren don’t need orthodontics, but if they do, I’ll urge my daughters to take their children to Dr. Punim. I’m sure they will agree!


Dr. Punim helped make my Teeth line up perfectly for not only a lifetime aesthetic smile, but a functional tool for playing trumpet and my Music Career. Who knows what lies ahead, but this great set of chops definitely did their job at Carnegie Hall in New York for me last spring semester with the Vanguard University Orchestra!


I love Dr. Punim and her staff. She explains everything so clearly and her staff is super nice. I’m just starting invisiline and I can’t wait to see the end results. Also she does her own in house financing which is great. They work with your budget and Cheryl is good at helping you with payments. I highly recommend Dr. Punim’s office for yourself or kids.


Thank you to the entire staff and Dr. Punim for such a warm welcome! My treating orthodontist was out of town and I was in need of an orthodontist to aid in adjusting my clear correct trays, and cutting the sharp edges. I contacted Dr. Punim’s office and I was scheduled for the following day. Dr. Punim took the time to further my knowledge about clear correct vs Invisalign. Also answered my questions about my treatment plan. All around experience was pleasant,professional, and friendly! Highly recommend.


I was referred to Dr. Punim for a second opinion by the Invisalign headquarters after receiving unsatisfactory results from my prior Orthodontist. Doctor Punam was very thorough and accurate with her diagnose. Her explanation and treatment plan was consistent with how I felt my treatment should have been all along. Doctor Punam was very patient and efficient. Upon our meeting, she re-ordered what was to be the last tray from my previous treatment; she took time to make some necessary adjustments and work with me to correct the bite issues. All of my concerns were addressed and I am now ready for the retainer to maintain my final results. Doctor Punam is exceptionally generous with her time. From day one, she was always available to answer any questions or concerns that I had, whether in person or via emails. Not only is Dr. Punim caring and accommodating, so is her staff and Cheryl at the front desk. I would highly recommend Dr. Punim to anyone who needs orthodontic care!


Dr. Punim and staff are great!   Dr. Punim knows her craft.  If you follow her directions, especially with retainers and invisalign, the results are like she calls it.  Cheryl is the wonderful lady at the front desk.  She is very helpful, sweet & kind.  If you have any questions, just ask.  They will be answered.  Dr. Punim is great and works with every family.  The orthodontic experience is going very well for our children.


I received phenomenal service at this place!!! Dr. Punim is amazing! They work with you if you have a tough schedule, answer ALL of your questions, and do not over charge. I would suggest this place to anyone. I love my teeth now and I enjoyed the entire process due to their welcoming staff and great service. If you are considering Invisalign, this is the place to go!


Excellent and friendly staff. Been bouncing around HB Orthodontists the last few years and I have definitely found my resting spot. Could not be happier with my experience here and I would happily recommend Surf City Orthodontics to any of my friends!


This review is long overdue! My family saw Dr. Punim for the first time about 6 years ago. Both my children’s teeth needed extreme orthodontic care. They each wore braces for about 3.5 years and now they have a lifetime of beautiful smiles. It’s amazing to see the before and after photos! From the first office visit with D. Punim she was kind and knowledgeable. She has a convenient payment plan, her office is very clean and there is lots of parking spaces. She has the latest equipment, and takes time to discuss any questions you have. Her staff is excellent and has been with her for many years. Recently my teeth started to have a minor shift and she had a quick and easy solution that I am thrilled with. She didn’t try to up sell me, into braces because she new the retainer would do the trick. Within two weeks I saw an improvement. I highly recommend this outstanding orthodontist.


They are ALL very friendly, nice, and helpful since the first call. Went out of there way to help genuinely help me,especially coming from new place to Huntington Beach. Very Very knowledgeable and thorough with everything related to teeth and solving the problem. She was also VERY good at explaining everything about me teeth in an easy to understand way. Been to multiple orthodontists and this has been the best experience by far, and they actually care about helping you unlike many places in this area. Highly recommend Patrice S. Punim DMD.


I recently visited this office for an emergency procedure . Patrice was glad to take me ASAP. The office staff was wonderful and I had a wonderful experience . She talks to you the entire time making you feel comfortable and she tells you exactly what is going on. I really recommend her if you are looking for a great DMD


I love Dr. Punim and her staff. They are always super nice and knowledgeable. Dr. Punim always takes her time to explain everything clearly so you know what’s happening with your teeth every step of the way. Cheryl, who is at the front desk is also very nice and so professional. She is always smiling, even over the phone. I also liked that in her office, Invisalign is the same price as regular, metal braces. As an adult, having the option of Invisalign was a relief for me! (Some of my coworkers didn’t realize I had “braces” even though I’ve been wearing Invisalign for a few months.) I’ve also been having great results with the treatment. I still have a few months to go, though. They also work with you on monthly payments, so it’s not daunting to have to pay a huge amount at one time. I’m not an expert on the price of braces, but I think it’s also reasonable compared to other offices. Even if it was more expensive, it would be worth it because Dr. Punim’s office is one of the best medical/dental offices I have ever been to. You can just tell that Dr. Punim truly cares about her patients, and tries her best (and succeeds) to give you the best results!


If you are looking for a gifted orthodontist for a child or an adult Dr. Punim is the orthodontist for you! She is always happy to explain her treatment plan and address your questions and concerns. She is so knowledgeable about getting teeth to move where they need to go. Her, staff is top notch too, very caring, gentle, and friendly. Although always a professional orthodontist dedicated to her work and patients, she has a fun side that kids relate to. I have, and do highly recommend Dr. Punim to anyone seeking an orthodontist who is very thorough and has a high attention to detail.


The clinic is spotless, meticulously clean. Staff is super friendly and personable. Dr. Punim is a true professional. She’s extremely thorough with explaining the procedures, addressed all my concerns and her work is performed gently and accuracy. I highly recommend Dr. Punim


Dr. Punim and her staff are just awesome. Both my wife and I as well as our two sons have had such a great experience and amazing work done over the years.. I’m a 28 year resident of Orange County and highly recommend Surf City Orthodontics to all that read this review!


My dentist referred me to Dr Punim to check up on my 13 year old retainer after my old orthodontist went out of business. Dr Punim was fantastic! She’s extremely nice and was very detailed when explaining what needed to be fixed. She found the issue with my retainer and quickly fixed it, I was in the office for less than 20 minutes. I wish I had her as my orthodontist when I had my braces as a teenager! I do not live near her office but I would have gladly driven to her office (I did not like my orthodontist as a teenager, Dr Punim is a complete 180 from the horrible orthodontist I had!). Her office staff is also very nice and we’re very helpful when I called to make an appointment (always a good indication of how good the business will be!) If you are looking for an orthodontist, I highly recommend calling Dr Punim’s office!


what a pristine professionally ran office, neat and clean. Dr Punim and her staff are very friendly, efficient and organized. They greeted all patients by name. Dr. Punim gave a clear and detail presentation of the pending procedure in a sincere and competent manner. I highly recommend Dr. Punim. You can trust Dr. Punim. You will be impressed!


I’ve been going to Dr. Punim since I was a child, and even though I am 29 now, I still come and see her a couple of times a year to adjust my retainer.  I love seeing my dentist as well as the receptionist, who has also been working there since my first visit.  The office is beautiful, modern, clean, comfortable, and gives off a great vibe.  They treat me really well there and I look forward to every visit.  I have a nice, straight smile because of Dr. Punim’s care, and would recommend her to anyone looking for an great orthodontist that they can trust with their teeth with.  I can’t wait to have children of my own, so I can take them to my family dentist.


I’m am very happy with my choice of Dr. Punim as my orthodontist.  Dr. Punim is a very skilled and knowledgeable orthodontist and I’ve been very happy with the results of her work.  Dr. Punim and her staff are also very friendly and welcoming so the atmosphere here is very pleasant.  Highly recommend.


Surf City Orthodontics is a premier office, offering the latest in orthodontic treatment. We are an elite preferred provider for Invisalign and Invisalign Teen. Specializing in the latest technology to provide our patients with comfort and the best possible experience. We have been providing orthodontic treatment to our community for many years. The biggest changes that have influenced our practice are advances in technology, and being able to provide Invisalign treatment to all ages. Dr. Patrice Punim has been delivering outstanding orthodontic care since 1981. She attended the University of Rochester for her undergraduate education and received her Doctor of Medical Dentistry at Tufts University School of Dentistry in Boston. Dr. Punim then completed a general practice residency at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center in New York City and her orthodontic residency at the UCLA School of Dentistry. She is a member of many professional organizations including the American Association of Orthodontists and the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists. In her spare time, she enjoys golf, cooking, and playing the viola. Dr. Punim and her team are dedicated to providing the most comprehensive and advanced orthodontic care available.

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