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Dr. Sarah Belderes knows that a visit to the dentist can fill many with anxiety. Some people have a phobia of dental tools; others are afraid the dentist will judge them for covering up teeth stains with whiteout. So Dr. Belderes relies on her training in cognitive behavioral psychology to alleviate the fears of her patients at Academy Dental Care.
After ensuring patients are relaxed, she performs routine checkups, preventative maintenance, and more advanced treatments, taking the time to explain everything that she's doing to further reduce anxiety.