Meet Our Team

General and Cosmetic Dentistry in Collingswood, NJ 

Other dentists recognize Dr. Arthur Thurm’s talent for treating the most difficult patients. These patients include dental phobics, gaggers, and special needs patients who cannot be treated in a traditional dental environment. Dr. Thurm is one of a handful of dentists nationwide who is qualified to offer all forms of sedation including general anesthesia. Dr. Thurm earned his reputation by safely and successfully treating hundreds of complex anesthetic cases.

Dr. Thurm has assembled a group of highly trained and concerned individuals who were all selected for their skill and professionalism. Through frequent seminars and continuing education, the entire staff receives updates on the latest technologies and developments in dentistry. In short, we are constantly striving to be the very best we can be by providing the most comprehensive care for you and your family.

Dr. Arthur W. Thurm

Dr. Arthur W. Thurm

Dr. Arthur Thurm is one of the very few general dentists certified in the administration of general anesthesia for general dentistry. According to the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, there are fewer than 250 general dentists who are certified Fellows of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.

Dr. Thurm graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1977. He completed a one year general practice residency at the Philadelphia Veterans Administration Hospital in 1978. He then completed a one year residency in Anesthesiology at the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. In 1980, Dr. Thurm became a Fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, certifying his ability and training in the administration of general anesthesia. Dr. Thurm continued to teach dental and medical students in the operating room at the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1981 and 1982. Dr. Thurm holds a permit from the State of New Jersey (#473) certifying his training in the field. The National Dental Board of Anesthesiology awarded Dr. Thurm Diplomate Status in 2002. Dr. Thurm is a member of the American Dental Association, New Jersey Dental Association, and Southern New Jersey Dental Society.

Dr. Spencer Carl Saint-Cyr

Dr. Spencer Carl Saint-Cyr

Spencer Carl Saint-Cyr graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1997. He completed advanced education in general dentistry at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1998. His post-graduate specialty residency in Endodontics was completed in 2000 at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Dr. Saint-Cyr maintains his own private practice in Endodontics in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. He is also a clinical assistant professor of Endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Saint-Cyr participates in the Endodontic therapy of patients placed under general anesthesia and sedation at the Thurm Dental Group on an as-needed basis. For more information, visit Dr. Saint-Cyr’s website.

Terry Jackson, CRNA

Terry Jackson

Terry Jackson has been administering hospital-based anesthesia since 1982, after completing his nurse anesthesia program at the Reading Hospital Medical Center. Terry has been employed by Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia since 1982 as a CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist).

In 1995, Terry became affiliated with the Thurm Dental Group and has been solely responsible for the observation, evaluation, and maintenance of patients placed under intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Terry’s extensive experience in out-patient based office anesthesia has resulted in the safe and effective delivery for Dr.Thurm’s patients for the past ten years.

Carol Charen, Office Manager / Business Manager

Carol Charen

Carol has been with Dr. Thurm since 1981. She is the office manager and is responsible for processing insurance claims for patients, monitoring patient’s accounts, handling office procedural issues, and arranging for patient financing for our most complicated dental anesthesia cases requiring third party financing.

Chrissy Torrie, Reception and Dental Assisting

Chrissy has been in the dental field for 20 years as a receptionist and dental assistant. Chrissy joined Dr. Thurm’s team in 2009 and is the first person you will usually have contact with when you phone our office or walk through the front door. Chrissy has a great deal of knowledge of the dental field, and can answer most of the common questions new patients have about our office and the services we provide.

Maria Montes, Dental Assistant

Maria Montes

Maria has been in the dental field for 17 years and has been with Dr. Thurm since 2000. Maria is a dental assistant who participates in all aspects of dental assisting, radiology, and assisting during general anesthesia cases. Maria is fluent in Spanish and assists in communicating with our Spanish speaking patients.

 

Michele Nowlen, Dental Assistant

Michele Nowlen

Michele is our newest assistant. She has been in the field for ten years and joined Dr. Thurm in 2004. Michele also participates in all aspects of dental assisting, radiology and assisting during general anesthesia cases.

 

Lisa Myers, Registered Dental Hygienist

Lisa Myers

Lisa competed her dental hygiene training at Camden County College and has been with Dr. Thurm since 1995. She is primarily responsible for dental hygiene and periodontal therapy, dental hygiene instruction, and dental hygiene scheduling. Lisa became certified in Nitrous Oxide monitoring in 2005.

 

Carol Zeiders, Registered Dental Hygienist

carol zeiders

Carol completed her dental hygiene training at Thomas Jefferson University and has been affiliated with Dr. Thurm since 1983. She is primarily responsible for dental hygiene and periodontal therapy, dental hygiene instruction, and dental hygiene scheduling. Carol became certified in Nitrous Oxide monitoring in 2005.

 

Jennifer Aragona, RDH

jennifer aragonaJennifer completed her dental hygiene training at Camden County Community College in 1995. She has been with Dr. Thurm since 2007. Jen is primarily responsible for dental hygiene and periodontal therapy, dental hygiene instruction, and patient scheduling. Jennifer became certified in Nitrous Oxide monitoring in 2004.

 

Please contact us today to schedule an appointment with 08108 dentist, Dr. Arthur Thurm. Our office is located at 925 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ. Call us at 856-858-2871 or toll-free 800-858-2820. We proudly serve patients from South New Jersey, PhiladelphiaCherry HillCollingswoodHaddonfield and Delaware.