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Dolly Terfus

Dolly Terfus

Dolly Terfus, dental technician

The interview with Dolly Terfus was carried out on 2nd June 2011. Dolly Terfus was a dental technician who took over her father’s laboratory in Marylebone, London. In the interview Dolly describes her work, the techniques used for constructing dentures, the regulation of dental technicians throughout her working life and her relationships with the dentists she worked with.

Topics covered

  • Vulcanite, nylon, acrylic, stainless steel, cobalt chrome and gold materials
  • Asbestos risk
  • Injection moulding
  • Developing relationships with dental practices
  • Lab charges pre and post NHS
  • Working conditions
  • Articulators and occlusion
  • Computer milling
  • Denturism
  • Advice to young technicians.


Dolly Terfus Interview Summary.pdf
Dolly Terfus Interview Extract.pdf



Dolly Terfus

Stephen Simmons - Interviewer