Alessandro Villa, DDS, PhD, MPH

Alessandro Villa, DDS, PhD, MPH, obtained a DDS degree and PhD from Italy, and completed his MPH at A.T. Still University, MO. He served as a postdoctoral fellow at the National Cancer Institute (USA) where he studied the epidemiology of oral HPV infections. Dr. Villa obtained his Certificate in Oral Medicine from Harvard and Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is board certified in Oral Medicine. His clinical interests include the treatment of oral mucosal diseases, salivary gland disorders and oral complications from cancer therapy. Dr. Villa’s research interests are focused primarily on potentially malignant disorders of the oral cavity and oral toxicities from cancer treatment.


Posts by Alessandro Villa, DDS, PhD, MPH

Bad breath: What causes it and what to do about it

Occasional bad breath is common, but persistent and noticeable bad breath (which a person may not be aware of) is likely to be caused by a dental problem such as a gum disease.