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

September 29 - 30, 2023

This course covers the paradigm shift to Modern Occlusion and the relevance of TMJ and Function in Diagnosis and Treatment Planning. The term Cranio-Mandibular Dentistry describes the extent of impact the dental profession has on teeth and their surrounding structures. Clear occlusal parameters and the dynamic interaction of teeth determine the long-term stability of dental treatment, find out the details, …

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Starting: March 13 - 16, 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 is for you...

Starting: March 13 - 16, 2024

If you want to become the “To-Go-To” practice in your area, one key is to specialize in achieving stable dentistry and in treatment of dysfunctional patients. In modern dentistry, orthodontics has become inseparably linked to restorative, prosthetic and periodontal treatment. For the increasing amount of dysfunctional patients and treatment failures, the IDEA concept of Modern Occlusion and “Sato”-Orthodontics can achieve treatment results, which cannot be achieved by any other dental discipline. See how this program can transform your practice and dental career …

What Customer says about Sadao Sato

diagnosis treatment planning

This course exceeded my expectations. I can validate other testimonials I read prior to taking this course regarding occlusion; it's an eye-opening class. Thank you, Dr. Heike.

Giovanni Caballero
General Practitioner, Clarksburg, MD

The lecture/seminar was great and excellent! Definitely I will incorporate what I have learned. The treatment planning was what I liked most. Dr. Kraemer was perfect and clearly explained. The overall presentation was very nice! It's so good to learn from Prof. Sato again

Susan Casipit
Orthodontist, Lingayen, Philippines

An eye opener course, it makes you rethink all the concepts you learned in dental school or any other course. A mind-expanding course. Thank you!

Mouna Hachichou
General Practitioner, Surrey, BC, Canada

This course has completely changed my understanding of what's possible in dentistry. Great introduction to the Slavicek-Sato treatment philosophy that left me eager to learn more.

Denys Kovalchuk
General Practitioner, Mill Valley, 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

I enjoyed attending this course. It is an eye-opening course for me. I love Heike's way of teaching, using cases and tools to help with thinking and understanding the occlusion concept and impact on skeletal formation and how nature helps with adaptation, when it given the opportunity. Thank you.

Farnaz Chegini
General Practitioner Redding, 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
Occlusion Function TMD Diagnosis 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
Modern Occlusion and Function in Diagnosis

Very comprehensive and well-rounded course. Provided a thorough understanding of the tie between Occlusion and TMD. Knowledge gained is applicable no matter which stage you are in your practice. Thank you.

Melina Moeiki
General Practitioner Laguna Niguel, CA
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
orthodontics program education

This is not only an orthodontic course, it is the principle of dentistry taught by the best experts in their fields - I can't recommend this course enough to every dentist in the world. It enriches your professional life and benefits immensely your patients. Thank you.

Thuan-Anh Nguyen
General Practitioner, Wheaton, MD
Paradigm shift to Orthodontics

Learning from the great professors is a delight. I'm always grateful for all the clinical skill as well as knowledge taught by Heike. She's a true teacher- she makes sure that we understand and grab the materials taught. Truly grateful.

Anh Khieu
General Practitioner, Tyrone, GA
IDEA Orthodontic Program

This course has not only changed my practice it has been life changing. Being able to improve the lives of my patients has brought much joy to my life.

Cristina Herrera
General Practitioner, Los Gatos, CA
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