Nowadays, people are older when the need for dental restoration becomes acute, compared to past decades. Charlotte Stilwell emphasizes that good oral function is a human right and dentists have to obtain and develop the skills necessary to maintain and restore this essential quality of life in the most appropriate way.

Charlotte Stilwell is a specialist in prosthodontics. She qualified from the Royal Dental College in Copenhagen in 1983 and moved to London to pursue her interest in removable prosthodontics. After five years of post-graduate training in the Prosthetic Department, Royal London Hospital Dental School she practiced for nine years in general practice in West Wickham, Kent. In 1997 she took up her current practice position as a referral specialist at a multi-disciplinary Harley Street Dental Clinic in London. Charlotte has an interest in both conventional and implant prosthodontics and management of occlusion and over the past 20 years she has lectured and published articles in all of these areas. Charlotte is a lecturer at the Division of Gerodontology and Removable Prosthodontics, University of Geneva and examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh. She is also a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology, Member of the ITI Education Committee and a Senior Editor for the ITI Online Academy.