Abati Silvio Professore AssociatoMedicineMED/28 – Malattie odontostomatologiche




Born in Milan on August 14, 1957, Prof. Silvio Abati graduated at the School of Medicine magna cum laude and received a Postgraduate Degree and Board in Dentistry and Stomatology from the University of Milan in 1987. He completed his training in Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology with periods of study and practice in the United States, the United Kingdom and France.

His professional activity is focused in the fields of Stomatology, Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology, and in Clinical Hospital Dentistry. The fields of research, teaching and clinical activity of Prof. Silvio Abati are in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infectious, inflammatory, immunopathological and neoplastic benign and malignant diseases of the oral mucosa, the tongue, the  jaw bones, the salivary glands, including the symptoms and the local and general discomforts that they cause. He is an expert in the evaluation of the relationships between oral and systemic health and diseases and in the dental and oral care and treatments in patients with systemic conditions and diseases.


Specifically, the focus of research of Silvio Abati ranges between oral medicine, oral pathology and the epidemiology of oral diseases. He pioneered studies using scanning electron microscopy to investigate the microbes of oral biofilms in the etiopathogenesis of periodontitis and peri-implantitis and the bacterial colonization of dental implants. His scientific activity is currently oriented towards the investigation of dry mouth and mouth disorders in the elderly; the recognition, early detection and treatment of oral precancer and cancer; the oral complications in patients in cancer treatment and the promotion of oral health in cancer patients; the role of oral bacteria and periodontal diseases in the pathogenesis of adverse pregnancy outcomes; the oral prevention in oncology; the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of halitosis and bad breath.


Prof. Silvio Abati authored and published hundreds of scientific papers and chapters in national and international journals and textbooks, and held lectures and courses in Italy and abroad on issues of oral medicine and pathology, oral oncology, periodontics, oral prevention and epidemiology. He received several national and international awards and prizes for scientific research; he participated as principal investigator or researcher in research projects funded by national and international agencies and institutions.

He is part of the italian WHO Collaboration Centre for Oral Epidemiology and Community Dentistry since more than 10 years. He has actively participated in the committee of the Health Ministry for developing and authoring guidelines and protocols for the promotion and control of oral health in the perinatal period and for the delivery of dental and oral care to patients before, during and after cancer therapies.


The scientific and clinical expertise in the field of oral medicine and pathology have been the basis of his teaching and education to pre- and post-graduate students. Since 1984 he has been teaching Oral Medicine and Pathology and Oral Diagnosis in the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, and Dental Hygiene, in the Postgraduate School of Maxillofacial Surgery and Doctoral Schools and Postgraduate Courses and training courses in the related fields.


Silvio Abati is active fellow and part of the Board of the Italian Society of Oral Pathology and Medicine (SIPMO). He is fellow of the American Academy of Oral Medicine (AAOM) and of the European Association for Oral Medicine (EAOM).


Currently he is in charge of the Departmental Center of Oral Medicine and Pathology of the Department of Dentistry Dental Clinic-IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele in Milan (chairman: Prof. E.F.Gherlone).


Villa A, Nordio F, Strohmenger L, and Abati S

Clinical–pathologic Agreement for Oral Lesions in an Oral Medicine Setting

American Journal of Oral Medicine (2016) Vol. 2 No. 1 pp. 1-10


Abati S, Villa A, Cetin I.

Oral environment, inflammation and preterm birth.

J Pediatr Neonat Individual Med. 2015;4(2):e040239. doi: 10.7363/040239.


Villa A, Connell CL, Abati S.

Diagnosis and management of xerostomia and hyposalivation. Ther Clin Risk Manag. 2014 Dec 22;11:45-51.eCollection 2015. Review. doi: 10.2147/TCRM.S76282


Cagetti MG, Strohmenger L, Basile V, Abati S, Mastroberardino S, Campus G.

Effect of a toothpaste containing triclosan, cetylpyridinium chloride, and essential oils on gingival status in schoolchildren: a randomized clinical pilot study. Quintessence Int. 2015 May;46(5):437-45.


Villa A, Zollanvari A, Alterovitz G, Cagetti M, Strohmenger L, Abati S.

Prevalence of halitosis in children considering oral hygiene, gender and age.  Int J Dent Hyg. 2014 Mar 28. doi: 10.1111/idh.12077.


Villa A, Strohmenger L, Abati S, Treister NS.

Recrudescent oral HSV infection. Ann Stomatol (Roma). 2013 Oct 24;4(Suppl 2):47. eCollection 2013.


Castellarin P, Villa A, Lissoni A, Piergallini G, Abati S. Oral cancer and mucosal trauma: a case series.

Ann Stomatol (Roma). 2013 Oct 24;4(Suppl 2):9-10


Scala A, Nazzani R, Villa A, Sedda A, Abati S. A case series of 42 non-complaining bad breath patients and the neuropsychology of their disease. Ann Stomatol. 2013 Oct 24;4(Suppl 2):39. PubMed PMID: 24353812; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3860227.


Villa A, Abati S, Pileri P, Calabrese S, Capobianco G, Strohmenger L, Ottolenghi L, Cetin I, Campus GG. Oral health and oral diseases in pregnancy: a multicentre survey of Italian postpartum women. Aust Dent J. 2013 Jun;58(2):224-9. doi: 10.1111/adj.12058.


Abati S, Villa A, Cetin I, Dessole S, Lugliè PF, Strohmenger L, Ottolenghi L, Campus GG. Lack of association between maternal periodontal status and adverse pregnancy outcomes: a multicentric epidemiologic study. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2013 Mar;26(4):369-72. doi:10.3109/14767058.2012.733776.


Villa A, Kreimer AR, Polimeni A, Cicciù D, Strohmenger L, Gherlone E, Abati S. Self-reported oral hygiene habits among dental patients in Italy. Med Princ Pract. 2012;21(5):452-6. doi: 10.1159/000336786.


Cetin I, Pileri P, Villa A, Calabrese S, Ottolenghi L, Abati S. Pathogenic mechanisms linking periodontal diseases with adverse pregnancy outcomes. Reprod Sci. 2012 Jun;19(6):633-41. doi: 10.1177/1933719111432871.


Villa A, Abati S. Risk factors and symptoms associated with xerostomia: a cross-sectional study. Aust Dent J. 2011 Sep;56(3):290-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1834-7819.2011.01347.x.


Villa A, Villa C, Abati S. Oral cancer and oral erythroplakia: an update and implication for clinicians. Aust Dent J. 2011 Sep;56(3):253-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1834-7819.2011.01337.x.


Villa A, Polimeni A, Strohmenger L, Cicciù D, Gherlone E, Abati S. Dental patients’ self-reports of xerostomia and associated risk factors. J Am Dent Assoc. 2011 Jul;142(7):811-6.


Villa A, Abati S, Strohmenger L, Cargnel M, Cetin I. Self-reported oral hygiene habits and periodontal symptoms among postpartum women. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2011 Jul;284(1):245-9. doi: 10.1007/s00404-011-1916-8.


Villa A, Kreimer AR, Pasi M, Polimeni A, Cicciù D, Strohmenger L, Gherlone E,  Abati S. Oral cancer knowledge: a survey administered to patients in dental departments at large Italian hospitals. J Cancer Educ. 2011 Sep;26(3):505-9. doi: 10.1007/s13187-010-0189-4.


Villa A, Castiglioni S, Peretti A, Omodei M, Ferrieri GB, Abati S. Osteoporosis and bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw bone. ISRN Rheumatol. 2011;2011:654027. doi: 10.5402/2011/654027.


Carmagnola D, Abati S, Addis A, Ferrieri G, Chiapasco M, Romeo E, Vogel G. – Time sequence of bone healing around two implant systems in minipigs: preliminary histologic results. Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. 2009 Oct;29(5):549-55.


Carmagnola D, Abati S, Celestino S, Chiapasco M, Bosshardt D, Lang NP. Oral implants placed in bone defects treated with Bio-Oss, Ostim-Paste or PerioGlas: an experimental study in the rabbit tibiae. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2008 Dec;19(12):1246-53. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0501.2008.01584.x.


Carmagnola D, Celestino S, Abati S. Dental and periodontal history of oncologic patients on parenteral bisphosphonates with or without osteonecrosis of the jaws: a pilot study. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2008 Dec;106(6):e10-5. doi: 10.1016/j.tripleo.2008.07.011.


Ferrieri GB, Castiglioni S, Carmagnola D, Cargnel M, Strohmenger L, Abati S. Oral surgery in patients on anticoagulant treatment without therapy interruption. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2007 Jun;65(6):1149-54. PubMed PMID: 17517299.


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