Prof. Stefano Petti
Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases

Sapienza University, Italy



1985 Licensed Dentistry

1984 Graduated Dentistry

Publications (Selected)

  1. Petti S, Polimeni A. The rationale of guidelines for infection control in dentistry: precautionary principle or acceptable risk? Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Dec;31(12):1308-10. PubMed PMID: 21047183.
  2. Petti S. Why guidelines for early childhood caries prevention could be ineffective amongst children at high risk. J Dent. 2010 Dec;38(12):946-55. Epub 2010 Sep 15. Review. PubMed PMID: 20837088.
  3. Petti S, Scully C. Determinants of oral cancer at the national level: just a question of smoking and alcohol drinking prevalence? Odontology. 2010 Jul;98(2):144-52. Epub 2010 Jul 23. PubMed PMID: 20652793.
  4. Petti S. The association between soft drink consumption and caries risk among low-income African-American children is not clear. J Evid Based Dent Pract. 2010 Jun;10(2):117-21. PubMed PMID: 20466327.
  5. Scully C, Petti S. Overview of cancer for the healthcare team: aetiopathogenesis and early diagnosis. Oral Oncol. 2010 Jun;46(6):402-6. Epub 2010 Mar 28. PubMed PMID: 20350835.
  6. Petti S. Diagnostic delay is not associated with advanced-stage oro-pharyngeal cancer. Eur J Oral Sci. 2010 Apr;118(2):210-1; author reply 212. PubMed PMID: 20487012.
  7. Petti S, Scully C. Polyphenols, oral health and disease: A review. J Dent. 2009 Jun;37(6):413-23. Epub 2009 Mar 19. Review. PubMed PMID: 19303186.
  8. Petti S. Life risk factors for oral cancer. Oral Oncol. 2009 Apr-May;45(4-5):340-50. Epub 2008 Jul 31. Review. PubMed PMID: 18674956.
  9. Petti S. Candies and jellies for caries prevention? Caries Res. 2009;43(1):78-9; author reply 79-80. Epub 2009 Feb 10. PubMed PMID: 19208992.
  10. Petti S, Tarsitani G, Simonetti D'Arca A. Antibacterial activity of yoghurt against viridans streptococci in vitro. Arch Oral Biol. 2008 Oct;53(10):985-90. Epub 2008 Jun 9. PubMed PMID: 18539261.
  11. Castiglia P, Liguori G, Montagna MT, Napoli C, Pasquarella C, Bergomi M, Fabiani L, Monarca S, Petti S; SItI Working Group Hygiene in Dentistry. Italian multicenter study on infection hazards during dental practice: control of environmental microbial contamination in public dental surgeries. BMC Public Health. 2008 May 29;8:187. PubMed PMID: 18644099; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2430203.
  12. Campus G, Condò SG, Di Renzo G, Ferro R, Gatto R, Giuca MR, Giuliana G, Majorana A, Marzo G, Ottolenghi L, Petti S, Piana G, Pizzi S, Polimeni A, Pozzi A, Sapelli PL, Ugazio A; Italian Society of Paediatric Dentistry. National Italian Guidelines for caries prevention in 0 to 12 years-old children. Eur J Paediatr Dent. 2007 Sep;8(3):153-9. PubMed PMID: 17919065.
  13. Petti S, Scully C. Oral cancer knowledge and awareness: primary and secondary effects of an information leaflet. Oral Oncol. 2007 Apr;43(4):408-15. Epub 2006 Sep 25. PubMed PMID: 16996779.
  14. Komabayashi T, Kawamura M, Kim KJ, Wright FA, Declerck D, Goiâs Mdo C, Hu DY, Honkala E, Lévy G, Kalwitzki M, Polychronopoulou A, Yip KH, Eli I, Kinirons MJ, Petti S, Srisilapanan P, Kwan SY, Centore LS. The hierarchical cluster analysis of oral health attitudes and behaviour using the Hiroshima University—Dental Behavioural Inventory (HU-DBI) among final year dental students in 17 countries. Int Dent J. 2006 Oct;56(5):310-6. PubMed PMID: 17069075.
  15. Montagna MT, Tatò D, Napoli C, Castiglia P, Guidetti L, Liguori G, Petti S, Tanzi ML; Gruppo di Lavoro SItI L'Igiene in Odontoiatria. [Pilot study on the presence of Legionella spp in 6 Italian cities' dental units]. Ann Ig. 2006 Jul-Aug;18(4):297-303. Italian. PubMed PMID: 17063628.
  16. Petti S, Divizia M, Donia D, D' Arca AS, Tarsitani G, Fabi G, Panà A. Analysis of the shift of the transmission pattern for hepatitis C in a community in Central Italy. New Microbiol. 2006 Jul;29(3):207-9. PubMed PMID: 17058788.
  17. Petti S, Tarsitani G. Detection and quantification of dental unit water line contamination by oral streptococci. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2006 May;27(5):504-9. Epub 2006 Apr 20. PubMed PMID: 16671033.
  18. Petti S, Scully C. Association between different alcoholic beverages and leukoplakia among non- to moderate-drinking adults: a matched case-control study. Eur J Cancer. 2006 Mar;42(4):521-7. Epub 2006 Jan 20. PubMed PMID: 16427777.
  19. Petti S, Hausen H. Caries-preventive effect of chlorhexidine gel applications among high-risk children. Caries Res. 2006;40(6):514-21. PubMed PMID: 17063023.
  20. Petti S, Scully C. The role of the dental team in preventing and diagnosing cancer: 5. Alcohol and the role of the dentist in alcohol cessation. Dent Update. 2005 Oct;32(8):454-5, 458-60, 462. PubMed PMID: 16262033.