Meet the Dental Team in Collingswood, NJ

At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication. Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us.

Terry Jackson

CRNA


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 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 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 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 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 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.