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, the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, and the Special Care Dental Association.