Sadao Sato

D.D.S., Ph.D.
Visiting from Yokosuka, Japan

Prof. Dr. Sadao Sato is an internationally most recognized specialist in the area of orthodontics.

In 1971 Prof. Sato graduated from Kanagawa Dental College, Japan.

After having received his degree DDSc in 1979 he became Assistant Professor in Kanagawa Dental University. In 1989 he was appointed Associate Professor and since 1996 until present he has been Professor in Kanagawa Dental University (Orthodontics).

Between 1991 and 2001 Prof. Sato was President of Japan MEAW technique and research foundation.
From 1992 onwards until today he has been Member of the Angle Society of Orthodontics.
In 2009 Prof. Sadao Sato was appointed as Dean of Kanagawa Dental University.
2014 – Present, he is head of research institute of Occlusion Medicine in Kanagawa Dental University.


  • Developmental mechanisms of different malocclusions and its treatment approach
  • Diagnosis of function and dysfunction of occlusion in orthodontic practice and interdisciplinary approach
  • Benefits of bruxism in the psychosomatic system

ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES (listed only international societies)

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • EH Angle Society of Orthodontists
  • World Federation of Orthodontists
  • International Association of Dental Research
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Hands-On courses of Sadao Sato

Occlusion Course Function TMJ

September 27 - 28, 2024

This course covers the Paradigm Shift to Modern Occlusion and the relevance of Function and TMJ in Diagnosis and Treatment Planning. Since dental treatment impacts surrounding teeth and structures, clear occlusion guidelines are here to ensure undisturbed function and stable treatment outcomes. The principles of functional occlusion provide the foundation...

Orthodontic Course Sato Orthodontics

Starting: May 15 - 18, 2024

If you want to become the “To-Go” practice in your area, one key aspect is specializing in functionally stable dentistry and in the treatment of dysfunctional patients. As dentists, we are faced with an increasing number of dysfunctional patients presenting deterioration of teeth, TMJ or other severe symptoms, airway issues,...

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Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Interdisciplinary Dentistry

Starting: May 15 - 18, 2024

Learn, the Occlusion of the 21st Century at IDEA. This program will be an eye-opening experience about the complexity of the masticatory organ. Teeth dictate mandibular position and mandibular position plays the key role for dental health and successful treatment. If you are looking for stable dentistry and orthodontics, this...

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Orthodontic Course Sato Orthodontics

Starting: May 15 - 18, 2024

If you want to become the “To-Go” practice in your area, one key aspect is specializing in functionally stable dentistry and in the treatment of dysfunctional patients. As dentists, we are faced with an increasing number of dysfunctional patients presenting deterioration of teeth, TMJ or other severe symptoms, airway issues,...

1 Sudden Opening- Your Opportunity for this Last Seat!

What Customer says about Sadao Sato


I came to this course because I needed some CE hours and thought it sounded interesting. I will leave this course completely re-thinking how I practice. This knowledge is incredibly valuable. This should have been the first course I took out of school! I thought I was a good dentist and now I know I can be great! Thank you, Dr. Kraemer and Dr. Guyton.

Brett Williams
General Practitioner, Okotoks, AB, Canada

I appreciated the comprehensive nature of the class. I believe I can now reliably find RP consistently, in the easiest of fashions. I especially like that obtaining RP is without the manipulation of the patient’s jaw, allowing the “human articulator” to provide the proper location. I believe this will allow for more accurate diagnosis and better patient outcomes. Thanks again for a great course. Highly recommended!

Richard Alvarez
General Practitioner, Republic, MO

Dr. Heike Kraemer is an encyclopedia of dental knowledge. I appreciate the honesty and how to apply techniques in practice and expectations management predicted by patient and practitioners.

Tripti Joshi
General Practitioner, Redwood City, CA

This occlusion course has demystified a lot of occlusion concepts that almost every dentist barely understands, coming out of dental school. After this course, every dentist will have a clear starting point and will be able to implement a system that will allow incorporation of complex occlusion concepts in treating every dental patient and help them improve not only their oral health, but also their overall health and well-being.

Byron Jenaro Junio
General Practitioner, Edmonds, WA
Diagnosis-treatment -planning course-dental

Dr. Heike Kraemer is a great teacher. I have attended numerous occlusion courses over the years, but her explanations are simple, precise, and easy to understand, and will be very helpful in implementation in daily practice. I have been needing a workflow for initial diagnosis and treatment planning, and I believe I have found it in this course. Thank you!

Deepak Shetty
General Practitioner, San Jose, CA
airway-dental course

IDEA is the number 1 source of dental CE in my dental career. I appreciate the top dental professionals from all over the world and I have learnt a ton! I will surely be back.


Xiaomei Sui
General Practitioner, Aurora, CO

The course content is amazing; it feels like enlightenment!  It is a paradigm shift in ideology.  And the quality of the teaching is second to none, such advanced content delivered with such humility.

The whole team are amazing, so friendly and welcoming. It is a wonderful environment to learn in. Nothing is too much trouble. Thank you!

Nicola Ritchie
General Practitioner, Maidwell, United Kingdom

I admire the way Dr. Kraemer delivers her knowledge to us. She is very structured, precise, and generous. She reads your mind and can see where you are in the learning process. The lab experience is very effective to learn and to adopt the process.

Zeineb Kharouf
General Practitioner, Tunis, Tunisia

Amazing pursuit to find the root cause(s).

Alexander Chukreeff
General Practitioner, San Francisco, CA
Cranio-mandibular Dentistry and Occlusion Medicine

Dr. Sato teaches the occlusion and function oriented orthodontics in relation to the craniomandibular system. A very accurate diagnosis, based on condylograph, cephalometrics and all these information transferred to articulator mounted casts is included in this course. Once you step into it, I'm sure it will help you to set the standard of dental service we provide to the highest possible level!

Petros Kokkinos
Orthodontist, Limassol, Cyprus  

You do not know what you do not know. And what you think you know about occlusion is probably wrong or insufficient. Heike's continuum made the above statements very clear. An invaluable course for everyone with a dental license.

Bas Wafelbakker
Orthodontist, Gilroy, CA
Diagnosis and treatment planning

Finally, I have the solution for my patients. No matter how hard your cases might be, Slavicek and Sato concept and technology will help you!

Jianghua Wang
General Practitioner, Culver City, CA

This course is superb. It debunks the complicated in Occlusion and makes it so relevant to everyday practice. Quality education with a superb educator - Heike was brilliant in a friendly welcoming atmosphere.

Nicola Ritchie
General Practitioner, Maidwell, United Kingdom
Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Interdisciplinary Dentistry
I cannot imagine practicing dentistry today without incorporating the concepts of Sato and Slavicek. I would recommend this course to all general dentists and orthodontists.
Cristina Herrera
General Practitioner, Los Gatos, CA
sato kraemer diagnosis continuum program

This is a must program for anyone that is serious about their diagnostic protocols that will influence their patients options and choices!

Kevin Mueller
General Practitioner, Sun City West, AZ

Best instructors for diving in deep and becoming a master head and shoulders above the rest.

Alexander Chukreeff
General Practitioner, San Francisco, CA

There are rare moments in my life where I learned something so profound that it brings tears to my eyes. There was a moment where Dr. Velasquez so eloquently explained the inner working of the human skull and how it relates to occlusion, just connected many dots for me.

I am so grateful for this opportunity to learn from those who are so passionate about the art and science of dentistry and how it affects the whole person.

Jenny Stevens
Prosthodontist, Honolulu, HI

I am still at the beginning, but this course is exciting and promising. Nowhere I would learn how, why, and when to intervene in early childhood development to affect the overall growth and potential. Also, how to set up my cases pre-restoratively for stability with occlusion and function afterwards, and longevity of my patient's dentition.

Aleksandra Shaykova
General Practitioner, Lake Mary, FL

I wish I attended the courses at IDEA earlier.

PeiWei Hsu
General Practitioner, Taipei, Taiwan

This program has been very eye opening. The material covered is something so important that it is shocking that we (as dentists) haven't been shown the importance of these concepts.

I am very eager to learn more, implement this in my practice and help my patients. The facility and staff are exceptional, and the speakers are excellent, friendly, and so knowledgeable.

Martha Iturriaga
General Practitioner, San Jose, CA

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