- Dentist at the Salem, Virginia Veterans Affairs Medical Center
- Earned his D.M.D. at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, and did his residency at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center
- Serves in the U.S. Army Reserve Dental Corps
Dr. Joseph Abate is a dentist at the Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salem, Virginia. His scope of duties there includes all phases of General Dentistry including Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics, Endodontics, Periodontics, Restorative Dentistry, identifying and managing mild to serious, acute to chronic medically compromised patients, performing simple and complex full mouth extractions, and pre-prosthetic surgery.
He also serves as Speaker Elect of the Medical Staff, and is a voting member of the Executive Board for Clinical Affairs, Credentialing and Peer Review Committees.
In addition to his work for the VA and his service in the U.S. Army Reserve, Dr. Abate also volunteers his time and services at the Roanoke Rescue Mission’s free walk-in dental clinic. He has published numerous papers and delivered many talks.
Prior to joining the VA, Abate was in private practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He earned his D.M.D. at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, and did his residency at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He earned his B.A. in biology at SUNY Buffalo.