Sadao Sato, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Heike Kraemer, Dr. med. dent., M.Sc.
Roberto Velasquez, D.D.M., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Three Year Orthodontic Program:
Orthodontics related to Function, Occlusion and the Craniomandibular System

2020 - 2023 | June 3 - 6 | Sep 16 -19 | Dec 2 - 5, 2020 | Mar 10 - 13, 2021 | 2021-23 continues every Jun, Sep, Dec, March TBD
  • Three Year Orthodontic Program
    Sadao Sato, D.D.S., Ph.D.
    Heike Kraemer, Dr. med. dent., M.Sc.
    Roberto Velasquez, D.D.M., M.Sc., Ph.D.
  • Interdisciplinary Dental Education Academy - IDEA
    2020 - 2023 | June 3 - 6 | Sep 16 -19 | Dec 2 - 5, 2020 | Mar 10 - 13, 2021 | 2021-23 continues every Jun, Sep, Dec, March TBD
    San Francisco Bay Area
    CE Credits: 360
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This program is addressed to all general dentists who have realized that orthodontics has become a fundamental cornerstone of their restorative / prosthetic treatment plan to achieve good function and minimal invasive treatment, and to all orthodontists who are looking for new treatment options in regards to complex cases with treatment alternatives to orthognathic surgery, premolar extractions, extra-oral forces and treatment for malocclusions with dysfunction.

Reasons to join this course

It is obvious that with new dental techniques and materials, we are able to perform truly minimally-invasive dentistry. Under this aspect Orthodontics stands out as another important technique to provide minimally invasive treatment for our patients. Rather than changing tooth position through extensive restorative work, the correct position and angulation should be achieved through orthodontic treatment. As in the past, where hygiene and periodontics became inseparable connected with restorative dentistry, today, orthodontics has become another cornerstone for the comprehensive, interdisciplinary active dentist.

Why Orthodontics for the General Practitioner?

This program is addressed to all general dentists who have realized that orthodontics has become a fundamental cornerstone of their restorative / prosthetic treatment plan to achieve good function and minimal invasive treatment, and to all orthodontists who are looking for new treatment options in regards to complex cases with treatment alternatives to orthognathic surgery, premolar extractions, extra-oral forces and treatment for malocclusions with dysfunction.

Why the “Sato” concept for the Orthodontic Specialist?

Traditional orthodontics and also traditional dentistry is treating teeth as if they would be independent units, only related to each other. This approach works in some cases. In many other cases, challenges occur already during treatment or shortly after the treatment is finished. On average, 5 – 10 years after orthodontic treatment many cases relapse, patients start observing tooth migration, feeling interferences, bites are opening or patients observe symptoms like joint clicking, neuromuscular or TMJ pain. These findings are reactions due to the lack of adaption of the masticatory system.

What is different in the “Sato” concept compared to any other orthodontic concept in the world?

Early in his career, Prof. Sato faced his own orthodontic failures and relapses through long-term observation of his patients. This made him realize that another approach in orthodontics is necessary to achieve predictable longevity and triggered significant research.

Today, Prof. Sato’s approach takes into consideration not only tooth movement, but also the adaptation capacity of the mandible and joints. Despite the presence of numerous cosmetic techniques, this concept is based on solid functional principles. The principle of mandibular adaption, which occurs naturally in human growth, can be applied in orthodontic therapy. This allows obtaining stable results through etiological therapy rather than symptomatic treatment.

Therefore, the “Sato” concept can achieve treatment results, which no other concept can achieve, like:

  • severe class II, III and open bite cases treated with non-orthognathic-surgery and non-premolar-extraction
  • Relationship of findings and symptoms and their underlying etiology
  • short-treatment-times (1.5y), short retention phase (3m)  and life-long stable treatment outcomes

The advantages of becoming a “Sato” Orthodontist

  • Plan treatment that occurs predictable
  • Treat patients avoiding surgery and premolar-extraction
  • Achieve stable results
  • Stand out in your community
  • Achieve stable results

The Orthodontic mechanics

All of this is achieved with simple mechanics, rather than a complexity of orthodontic tools or extra-oral forces. Wire bending takes max. 15 minutes. Usually the same wire is used over the entire course of treatment.

The Program schedule

The modular structure of 3 to 4 day segments allows you to continue your practice and to attend this program. The interactive format of lectures, patient presentation, intense hands-on and live patient treatment allows participants to fully intergate the “Sato” concept into their interdiciplinary practice. This format has been sucessfully taught for over 20 years to thousands of Dentists and Orthodontis from Germany, Austria, Italy, Portugal, Canada, Japan, Korea, Russia, and China.

  • Intense hands-on training
  • Training directly from world leading instructors
  • Small group size with a maximum of 16 participants, one-on-one mentoring
  • All honoraria are paid by IDEA: no corporate influence or manufacturer representatives on campus
  • State-of-the-art, simulation laboratory including a surgical microscope at each work station
  • Networking with like-minded professionals from around the world
  • Bring your own cases. Discuss techniques and issues relevant to your practice
  • Hotel accommodations, beginning the night prior to the course and ending the morning after the course
  • Local transportation between the San Francisco International Airport (SFO), IDEA’s partner hotel and the IDEA facility
  • Meals: IDEA’s in-house chef serves breakfast and lunch freshly prepared. You will also enjoy a “Welcome” Reception and “Networking” Dinner on the first evening and the Graduation Ceremony and “Celebration” Dinner on the last evening of the course

Discover a new World of Dental Education

Course Tuition - All Inclusive Course Package
$ 72,620 "Hotel" Option
$ 66,380 "No Hotel" Option

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Contact us toll free 1‑866‑700‑4332 or +1‑650‑578‑9495, email info@ideausa.net

Interdisciplinary Dental Education Academy - IDEA · 1291 E. Hillsdale Blvd., Suite 123, Foster City, CA 94404, USA · Toll Free 1-866-700-4332, +1-650-578-9495 · info@ideausa.net

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