Meet Dr. Shoko Sato
Dr. Shoko Sato was born in Japan, into a dental family. Dr. Sato’s father is a Oral Surgeon by training and her mother is also a dentist. Growing up Dr. Sato gravitated towards her family’s dental practice and this became her playground where she could play with impression materials and on the dental chairs with her brother.
Dr. Sato and her brother both gravitated to the field of Periodontics following graduation from their respective dental schools. Dr. Sato completed her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Showa University School of Dentistry in 2006. Following graduation, she completed a one year general practice residency at Kameda General Hospital after which she practiced general dentistry in her families practice for a period of five years.
During her time at Kameda General Hospital and in a private practice setting Dr. Sato gained an appreciation for the fine detail associated with periodontal surgery and elected to further her studies by training at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry (At the University of Southern California). There she was the recipient of the Yoshio Yamaguchi endowed scholarship and completed a three year residency in periodontics and implant dentistry training with world renowned clinical director, Dr. Homah Zadeh. Dr. Sato, during her tenure at USC, also published several articles in professional journals and authored a book chapter in the field.
She is a sought after lecturer and has spoken at meetings both domestically and abroad in both her native tongue of Japanese, as well as in her second native language, English.
As a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology Dr. Sato has achieved the highest level possible for a clinician in her field and brings her wealth of experience and knowledge to Puget Sound Periodontics at this time.