(856) 335-1775

Thurm Dental Group
925 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ 08108

Dental Care for People with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

If you are caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or dementia, you know it can be a challenge to provide effective oral health care. The person may forget how to brush his or her teeth, or resist assistance from others. Certain medications can also contribute to dry mouth and other health issues. It’s important to keep up with regular dental visits to prevent problems or address any concerns such as tooth decay or gum infection that arise.

A person with dementia may have a toothache or mouth pain, but not be able to express it verbally. If you notice your loved one is eating less, has bad breath, or has red, puffy gums, please call Thurm Dental to make a dental appointment.

People who have Alzheimer’s or dementia may not be able to sit still or follow directions at a regular dental office. Our team at Thurm Dental is trained to help people relax and feel comfortable through a variety of sedation methods, including IV sedation and general anesthesia.

Dr. Thurm will evaluate the oral health of the patient and discuss the options with the appropriate caregiver. If needed, dental care can be provided on the same day. That eliminates the need for multiple visits.

Please call Thurm Dental today at (856) 335-1775 to schedule an appointment for your loved one. We look forward to meeting you and your family member.

Our patients leave smiling

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I’ve had a life long fear of the dentist for as long as I can remember and as a result neglected my teeth . Then I found Dr Thurm and staff . I have absolutely no anxiety about going to see him . He’s done all my work for me and it’s all been great . Being able to smile with confidence and not hide my teeth in shame has been life changing . I can’t say enough !

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Excellent individuals. Caring and compassionate. They always put me at ease.

I. C.

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State of the art equipment, Pleasant atmosphere, knowledgable staff, excellent service!

Rochelle S.

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Excellent dentist and staff. Seen on time. State of the art equipment and most importantly, correct and good treatment with a conservative approach. Dr. Thurm’s approach is to assess the situation, range of options, whether the treatment is urgent or can wait and proceed from there. Everybody in this facility is both professional and friendly. I wish all businesses were like this.

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THE best dentist in the area! I have been going to the Thurm Dental Group since my children were in grade school – they now have children of their own. The entire staff is terrific ( a special shout-out to Lisa!). I have had a lot of dental work done and have never experienced ANY discomfort or pain. Was always anxious about going to the dentist prior to my first visit to Thurm Dental. No more a…

Joyce G.

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As always, everyone at Thurm Dental is professional and friendly. I’ve been a patient of Dr. Thurm’s for over thirty years and wouldn’t consider ever going to another dentist. At this point it’s like visiting old friends.

Nancy W.

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Wonderful experience. Professional staff. Was taken on time with no wait. Clean and comfortable office environment. State of the art equipment! Fabulous scheduling reminders for the busy family! Highly recommend!

Lori M.

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I have had an abnormal fear of the dentist all my life which led to sever gum disease and I was terrified of what I needed to have done. Dr. Thurm took his time to explain everything that had to be done and he treated me with such kindness and care it was wonderful. I had extractions done, scaling and filings under anesthesia so I did not have to hear or feel what he was doing. I woke up and Dr. T…

Donna D.

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Great service! My needs and comfort are always part of practitioner’s service.

Gail V.

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Very professional group who always does a nice job!

Alan K.

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I’ve been going to Thurm dental for 25+ years – always professional, nice and of course good at what they do!

Anonymous

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As usual,my checkup and cleaning with Lisa and Dr. Thurm was excellent. Always pleasant and friendly, the staff makes you feel welcome.I would highly recommend this dental practice

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I had some concerns about a dental issue. I received friendly, painless treatment as well as good information as to how to deal with my dental issue. I feel as though my next check-up will be very much improved. It was a great appointment.

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I always have a great experience at Thurm Dental…everyone there has mastered the art of being completely professional while at the same time being warm and fun.

Nancy W.

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Thurm Dental Group is wonderful. My appointments are always on time. The care is excellent, thorough, professional, and gentle. Dr Thurm and his staff put the patient first in all interactions — you can see it in our healthy smiles!

Eileen C.

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As usual everything was perfect. Everyone is always friendly and helpful.

Patricia T.

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If you had told me a few years ago that I would be smiling, and genuinely happy about the way my teeth look today, I would have told you that you were crazy. I have kept my smile hidden for years, not wanting to show my teeth…ashamed of the way they look after years of neglect. I experience dental anxiety, to the point of putting off the care, for years. I knew this was not a good plan, but I co…

Margaret S.

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Dr Thurm and his team are not only incredibly talented , they are compassionate , and provide non judgmental care no matter the extent of your dental needs . I’ve had extractions , fillings , and bridgework all pain and anxiety free . That’s why again and again I choose Thurm Dental .

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Outstanding experience! I have avoided the dentist for 35 years due to fear. I honestly thought having my teeth taken care of was completely out of the question until I heard Dr. Thurm’s practice advertised on the radio. From the moment I walked in, everyone on his staff was incredibly friendly and were acutely aware of your trepidation. While in the room waiting to see the Dr. I felt myself beg…

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I have an absolutely devastating fear of dentists, and had it not been for excruciating tooth pain, I was content to not visit a dental office. My first visit, while in such pain, was probably the most gentle experience I’ve had with a dental office. The staff was definitely sympathetic to my fear, and instead of treating it dismissively or by treating me like a child, they truly made me feel th…

Anna S.

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  • Monday
    7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Thursday
    7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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Thurm Dental Group

925 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ 08108

(856) 335-1775