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

June 9 - 10, 2023

This 2-day dental course covers the Paradigm shift to Modern Occlusion, Function, and TMJ. The terms Cranio-mandibular Dentistry and Occlusion Medicine describe very well the extend of impact our dental profession has on teeth and their surrounding structures, but also on the musculoskeletal system and even on the entire human physiology...

Starting: June 28 – July 1, 2023

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 …

Starting: June 28 – July 1, 2023

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...

What Customer says about Sadao Sato

diagnosis treatment planning

I came into this course wanting to improve my knowledge of occlusion concepts and prevent failures in dentistry. I believe this course has provided ready-to-implement techniques that I can immediately implement and improve outcomes for my patients

Antonio Cutlatsakes
General Practitioner, New York, NY
Dysfunctional and TMJ patients

This course is designed for dentists who have been practicing for a number of years and feel that there is a big element missing in their practice, and they are willing to commit to get that knowledge! IDEA is The Best place to go through that level of education and gain the confidence. Thank you!

Amir Koopah
General Practitioner, San Francisco, CA
Diagnosis and treatment planning dental course

I've been to a few courses on occlusion and left with my mind more muddled than when I started the course. Having taken this part of the Continuum with Professor Sato and Dr. Kramer has certainly helped me demystify some of the most challenging aspects of occlusion. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel

Karene Blair
General Practitioner, Mandeville, Jamaica
Prosthetics, Implant dentistry and Orthodontics

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

Denys Kovalchuk
General Practitioner, Mill Valley, CA
orthodontics dental course hands on

This is a uniquely wonderful course. Our profession must become more aware of the value of functional diagnosis of our patients. This course empowers its students in a way that is far superior to any other program I have found. The instructors are incredibly knowledgeable, passionate, and kind.

Michael Auld
General Practitioner, McAlester, OK
function occlusion tmj dental course

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
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

This course has provided so much information for the diagnostic process and work-up that is very helpful. Every dentist and technician should know this. Heike has such a wealth of information and communicates it well and with so much passion!

Marcus Kai
Orthodontist, San Jose, 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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