Oral Medicine Innovation
Research opportunities for students, residents and fellows

Welcome to the VillaLab!

Our goal is to promote Oral Medicine and Oral Oncology across the world to help patients affected by oral mucosal conditions. We are dedicated to the development of new treatment options for oral ulcerative disorders and leukoplakias. We also work closely with several organizations to reduce the burden of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) related cancers.

The VillaLab is a collaborative effort between Dr. Alessandro Villa, other respective colleagues in the field of oral medicine and oral oncology, residents and students.

List of Portfolio/Research Areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Disparities in Oral Medicine
  • Risk factors for oral diseases 
  • Socio-economic risk factors for oral diseases
  • Oral complications from cancer therapy
  • Oral potentially malignant disorders
  • Prevention of HPV related oropharyngeal cancers



"A few observation and much reasoning lead to error; many observations and a little reasoning to truth."

Alexis Carrel