Sarah Belderes Dentsitry
Sarah Belderes, DDS:
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Sarah Belderes Dentsitry
Sarah K. Belderes, DDS
Solana Beach, CA













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Pediatric dental care

Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

Sleep apnea therapy

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: By appointment only

Wednesday: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: By appointment only

Friday: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: By appointment only

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Angela M. from Del Mar, CA (Source: Yelp)


Sarah is simply the best!! Both of my girls asked to switch dentist so they could have her as their special dentist – so we did. They are beyond happy with her. I moved too – having Sarah aa my primary dentist. Sarah is a friend and it just made sense BUT she is beyond incredible. I just today spent 2 hours in a chair at her office. She has helped me with being proactive with my tooth health care in taking care of issues before then become big issues. I love and treasure my smile and I appreciate so much that she cares as much as I do. I recommend her kind caring spirit and her 20 plus years of experience making her such a wealth of knowledge. I am so beyond comfortable to place our fabulous smiles in Sarah’s care. We LOVE her

Lori Beliveau (Source: Google)


I went back to my dentist today, in the midst of COVID-19. EXCELLENT experience! Every precaution has been taken in Dr Belderes office. I mean EVERY!  I am cautious with this virus and I could not have been more comfortable. She continues to provide outstanding dental care in every way.

Susie E. from Del Mar, CA (Source: Yelp)


What a difference a good dentist can make. Dr. Belderes gives the kind of care and attention you should get when you go to the dentist. Her office is clean and well organized. The staff is friendly and professional. Dr. Belderes ran on time. She was very professional and talked in such a way I was able to have a clear understanding of my options for care. I am very please with the outcome of my treatment. I will never go any place else. Also her prices are very reasonable.

Melissa H. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Belderes is an incredible dentist! I have had the pleasure of having her work on several issues I have had and she has not only made me feel comfortable and relaxed, but also made my teeth look flawless! I highly recommend her to anyone for any dental needs big or small!

Sara Freund (Source: Google)


Sarah and her staff delivered an incredible first time experience. Sarah came recommended to me from another colleague that lives locally in Solana Beach. I was overdue for a dental cleaning and had an easy time booking and an appointment. I felt that Sarah and her staff did a very thorough job and took enough time with me to make sure my concerns were addressed. Ashley did a great job with the cleaning and made sure that all my coffee stains were removed. I left with a beautiful, clean, sparkly smile and feeling happy. To top it off, I like that Sarah works and lives in the community of Solana Beach. I would say she goes above and beyond.

Richard S. from La Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)


Just moved to San Diego and got a great deal with Groupon with academy dental. Excellent and friendly staff. Knowledgable and patient doctor willing to talk with you about any questions you may have to help understand your dental profile. My checkup went great so I only needed a cleaning but I have had the worst time with the new high vibration scalers. My last experience at my former dentist was horrible and I had to ask them to go to the manual scaling. Not so here. Bree was my hygienist and I have to say she was the best hygienist I’ve ever had clean my teeth. She was fast, efficient, and conscientious of my past experience and made it a great experience. It was obvious that she is a master in her craft. I will be returning here in 6 months. Thank you to Academy Dental!

Aaron S. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I visited this dentistry for the first time today, as I had purchased a Groupon for a teeth whitening. It was an amazing experience. Susie assisted me with the whitening – which was a very simple and painless experience. It was smooth “like butta”. She was attentive in making sure I was comfortable and entertained (she grabbed headphones and a tablet to keep me busy while we had to wait for the bleach to set). Typically, Monday’s are known to be awful. This is especially true when you can’t drink coffee (the only downside to getting your teeth whitened). The combo of: going back to work after a relaxing weekend, a lack of caffeine, and being at the dentist – that usually calls for a bad morning. But Susie’s wonderful sense of humor and wit made this Monday morning much better. And my teeth look great!  I can guarantee I’ll be back in the future.

Aaron Smith (Source: Google)


I visited this dentistry for the first time today, as I had purchased a Groupon for a teeth whitening. It was an amazing experience. Susie assisted me with the whitening – which was a very simple and painless experience. It was smooth “like butta”. She was attentive in making sure I was comfortable and entertained (she grabbed headphones and a tablet to keep me busy while we had to wait for the bleach to set).  Typically, Monday’s are known to be awful. This is especially true when you can’t drink coffee (the only downside to getting your teeth whitened). The combo of: going back to work after a relaxing weekend, a lack of caffeine, and being at the dentist – that usually calls for a bad morning. But Susie’s wonderful sense of humor and wit made this Monday morning much better. And my teeth look great! I can guarantee I’ll be back in the future.

Anonymous (Source: Google)


I can’t say enough great things about this place. The staff is amazing! DDS Belderes is one of a kind! I have never had a dental experience that I can honestly say I felt like they had my best interest at heart. Suzy goes above and beyond to make sure you are taken care of. I highly recommend them!

Marcy A. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


How pleasant! I hate going to the dentist, but I love this one! Dr. Belderes and her experienced staff made me feel welcome, comfortable, and earned my trust. That is no easy accomplishment with this perfection seeker! Sarah’s high attention to detail and time taken to explain each step of procedures made me so happy!

Nancy W. from California (Source: Yelp)


Listen… I didn’t feel a damn thing!  That’s a quote I kept on saying while sitting in the chair with Dr. Belderes.  She’s gentle and talks you through every movement she makes.  I was referred to Dr. Belderes from a oral surgeon who did two implants for me. Afterwards I needed to find someone to do the crowns and abutments.  I called several offices for quotes but when I called Dr. Belderes office she happened to pick up the phone. (Yeah I know!  extra points for that!!)  She made me feel so comfortable before even seeing her.  I made the appointment right away and I swear… I didn’t feel a damn thing! Her staff is just a friendly and Suzie, yes you take second prize for putting patients at ease and comforting them from being tense. Thank you again Dr. Belderes.. You’re the Best….

Austin F. from San Juan Capistrano, CA (Source: Yelp)


I did not think it was possible to be histerically laughing while having your wisdom teeth pulled but I was wrong! Dr. Belderes made that possible. This was by far the best interaction I have ever had with any dentist. Completely professional and fun at the same time. I would trust her work 10 out of 10 times on anyone I hold close to my heart!

Greg R. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


I first heard of Sarah and this practice through a Groupon for whitening.  That process was very effective and they made sure to I was satisfied with the result.  I returned about a year later for 2 fillings and a tooth cleaning.  The attention to the customer is terrific, something I have found rare in the field of medicine.  There was absolutely zero wait and Dr. Belderes and Shelly made me feel comortable throughout the what is typically an extremely stressful process. In addition to the strong customer experience, the quality of dentistry is very high, I didn’t even feel the anesthetic, and the the cavatiies were drilled and filled quickly with zero pain. I strongly recommend Dr. Sarah and the entire team!

Madeleine N. from Orinda, CA (Source: Yelp)


I never thought I would actually enjoy a visit to the dentist until visiting Dr. Belderes & Shelley at Academy Dental. Upon moving to San Diego I’ve had all of my major dental work done by them (from emergency tooth chip repairs to fillings) and have been so impressed by the warm and friendly welcome and service that you receive when you walk in the door, the quality of work, and the unbeatable price each visit. I can’t stress how wonderful it is to know that I am in such phenomenal hands when I need to go to the dentist. Look no further, Academy Dental Care is the right choice for your dental needs!!!

AJ. M. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


After having horrible experiences at previous dental facilities it was refreshing to have Academy Dental in the neighborhood to aid my dental needs . Dr. Sarah Belderes was not only professional, but charming and honest. I didn’t feel as though I went to get an oil change and the mechanic tried to sell me tires, filters, a new windshield etc instead of just fixing what was needed. She offered several options and was very knowledgeable and thorough with each of them. I am in good hands and will continue to go to Dr Belderes solely for any future work.

Jamie C. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Used a groupon as I don’t have dental insurance and am always on the look out for a reasonable price for a cleaning. Everyone was very friendly and honest. I didn’t feel uncomfortable at all nor was I pressured into any other services. This was certainly different from my most recent dental experiences and I really appreciated my visit there.

M. D. from Del Mar, CA (Source: Yelp)


We love Dr. Sarah Belderes of Academy Dental!  I cannot sing her praises enough.  I had become quite anxious–phobic even–of dentists and dentistry after suffering through the work of a horribly unprofessional and unskilled dentist.  When I first saw  Dr. Belderes at work, on my two young daughters, I realized that she had the kind of compassion and patience that I could trust for myself too.   I immediately switched over to her care and had the work done that I’d been putting off for too long.  She exceeded my expectations in every way–she was fair (I ended up needing far less dental work that my previous dentist had lead me to believe), gentle, thoughtful, explained every step, and took her time to ease my worries.  It was painless and I was so relieved to discover that dental work didn’t have to be traumatizing!  She has become our family dentist now, and even though she’s had to do several fillings on my 7 year old daughter, both of my children still ask to go see Dr. Belderes at least once a week!  You simply will not find a better dentist for yourself, or for your family!

Sccott Lord (Source: Google)


I had a visit to Sara Belderes’ office yesterday. It could not have been better. The staff are all very friendly and Dr. Belderes is the best! I highly recommend anyone needing a Dentist in the North County San Diego Area! They are the Best!!

Jackson S. from Dana Point, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to the dentist for many years and no other dentist was able to help with my open bite and to straighten my bottom teeth. I was always told that I needed to go through surgery and reset my entire jaw and then I would have to wear braces for about 2 years. Which in my mind there was no way I was going to do so. To reset my jaw through surgery was going to be in the range of 50K plus the cost of the braces . So for many decades I went through life with this open bite which always gave me low self confidence knowing there was nothing to be done but only surgery. Also because my lower teeth were not in the best shape they began to separate many years ago which caused a great deal of plaque build up even though I would floss frequently it didn’t help. Every time I would go and see my dentist they always said I wasn’t flossing enough etc. Basically at this point I have given up. I don’t think it is necessary or professional for the dentists and their assistants to make me feel worse when I am in the chair unable to response as they have always constantly made me feel bad while cleaning my teeth. Until one day in 2016 one of my best friends referred me to Dr. Belderes and he told me to give her chance on her advice. So I made the appointment with Dr. Belderes. I went to the appointment with already thinking in my mind that I was going to be told the same story and be disappointed. I met with Dr. Belderes and I could not believe what I was hearing. This was the first time every I did not hear anything negative but only a solution to my situation. I thought I was dreaming. Dr. Belderes always made me feel that there is a solution and it doesn’t involve surgery or braces ( because I am already 53 years old 🙂 ) I can not tell you how relieved I felt. Dr. Belderes explained the solution to me and we can fix these issues with veneers and I agreed to move forward with the process. During the entire process Dr. Belderes never made me feel bad by the way I have taken care of my teeth in the past unlike all of the other dentists and their assistants that I have visited. Dr. Belderes focus was on the future of my teeth and a solution. Every visit I had with Dr. Belderes was painless and a great experience. Dr. Belderes made this experience for me I will never forget. The procedure has been completed and my teeth look amazing. No more plaque on my lowers and my gums have healed even better than before. I feel great now when I smile knowing my teeth look great !!!!!! When Dr. Belderes moved her practice to Solana Beach from Laguna Niguel I still go for my teeth cleanings even though it takes me an hour drive to get there. Dr. Belderes will always be my Dentist and Dr. Belderes has changed my life forever. Thank you Dr. Belderes you have changed my life more than you can imagine I can’t thank you enough !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I would give you a hundred stars if I could. !! Thank you Thank you Thank you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Adam C. from Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’m not  the best patient when it comes to dental.  But I was turned on to Academy Dental from a friend and I’ve been a regular ever since.  Bri makes the cleanings real easy to deal with especially for a tough guy like me, the dentist still scrares me, But I’m in and out and totally satisfied.

Catherine R. from Fort Worth, TX (Source: Yelp)


Every single person on their staff is friendly, informed, and good at what they do. They don’t get mad at you about not flossing! They just let you know what you can do and what they need to do and they don’t try to push all kinds of crazy services on you. Very professional, high-tech office. I found my new dentist!!

Julie Tudor (Source: Google)


Dr. Belderes is a true breath of fresh air in dentistry. She listens closely to your issue, has cutting edge technology to understand not just the teeth but “THE WHOLE PATIENT” , has fantastic skill with her work, and truly cares about the patient. I am so fortunate to have been referred to her.

Jerry Cohen (Source: Google)


I’ve been a patient w/ Dr. Belderes for about two years now and am very pleased with the care I’ve received both from her and her wonderful staff. Always friendly and accommodating w/ appointments. I’ve since moved further away, but still make the trek to Solana Beach. I figure why change a good thing?

Michael B. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been seeing Dr. Belderes for years, and she and her staff are fantastic.  Even when I moved further away, I’ve kept going to her for all my dental needs.  Beyond regular cleanings, I’ve had old fillings replaced and am just now completing Invisalign treatments, which has been a great experience.  I would highly recommend Dr. Belderes and her team!

Anonymous from San Clemente, CA (Source: Yelp)


I started see Sarah after I realized my dentist was taken advantage of me financially and telling me I needed to fix teeth that were totally fine. I went to Sarah to get a second opinion and she was so kind and professional, she treated me like her own daughter and made me feel so comfortable and explained exactly what was wrong and what I needed to fix. I trust her and my teeth are perfect, they are what I’ve always wanted!! Thank you Sarah!

Erin E. from Boulder, CO (Source: Yelp)


Dr Belderes and her team (hey Susie!) are awesome! I’ve been seeing them for almost 3 years and they’re prompt, consistent, super thorough and very nice. I get my teeth cleaned and bleached by them and they’re always super awesome and sweet to me.

DS. K. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Belderes has seated two crowns for me, the second one was very tricky as it was a correction of another dentist’s work.  I have been very  pleased with all results and  found the dental office comfortable and professional.  I highly recommend her work and I’ll be back.

Tom Meldrum (Source: Google)


I am always impressed with SARAH’S office staff.They are caring and inform patients what to expect.DR. BELDERES is very talented and helps her patients relax and feel confident that they are going to get the treatment that is required to improve their dental health.I recommend DR. BELDERES to my family and friends and anyone else who asks me about a good dentist.DR. SARAH is better than good; she is special.

Rodney S. from Solana Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am a little scared of doctors in general… Ramp that up a notch when it comes to dentists! Of course, I waited until the pain was so bad that I had no choice but to find a dentist. I am grateful to have chosen Dr. Sarah. From the greeting when I walked in, clean office, to the kind, gentle way Dr. Sarah eased my fears, and to the painless extraction performed as well as the reasonable price…. I am glad I picked Dr. Sarah and her team!

Claudia G. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have had a lifelong fear of dentists and dental work.  Not anymore!  Dr. Belderes was gentle as she replace two crowns, removed one wisdom tooth and filled one cavity.  She is completely honest with her suggestions and feedback.  I have found my dentist for life!

Lee B. from La Jolla, CA (Source: Yelp)


Even though it has changed hands, I’m very happy with the new owner Dr. Belderes and team. Their work is impeccable. I’m no expert on crowns, but the process of putting two crowns in my mouth went flawlessly, and painlessly. They took great care not only with my comfort, but in matching the shade, the quality of the work, in fine-tuning the fit, in working with my dental insurance company (which is never easy), accommodating my schedule, and explaining everything. It’s always a pleasure to visit. Past fillings have been equally excellent. And the routine cleanings are equally good.

Christopher H. from Cary, NC (Source: Yelp)


I am a brand new patient and am astounded at how wonderful this office and its staff is toward their patients. I normally do not take well to the dentist office or dentist. I have had a gaunlet of detnist the pull it and save us all time, the ones that recommend treatment that may be beneficial but not the only option, and finally the ones that just made me feel bad about myself. I didn’t get any of those vibes from any of the staff. I found them all to be kind, caring, and genuine persons. I believe the practice is ran casually and that makes the office a very casual place which is comforting to a 32 yo still scared of the dentist. I am glad that I chose this practice.

Marc K. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


By far the best experience ever at a dental practice.  My 11 year old daughter feels the same. The work performed was done exceptionally well.  The extra effort from Dr Belderes, Tara & team to make my situation the best it could be was outstanding.  Also, very clean and modern. I have and will recommend Academy Dental to anyone looking for a great dentist.


Dr. Sarah Belderes is a different kind of dentist. Gentle, patient and caring, she takes the time to provide you with the best care possible. She is also well regarded by her patients for her thoroughness. Rather that being rushed, you know that she is there to serve your needs. Dr. Belderes also excels at working with patients who suffer from anxiety and phobias. Her personal skills and training in cognitive behavioral psychology has helped her patients to relax and be treated successfully. Dr. Belderes attended the University of Southern California receiving her Doctorate in 2001. She is dedicated to advance, post doctoral study and provides her patients with a gentle, caring, comprehensive approach to oral health. She believes in conservative, preventative dentistry, and her goal is to increase the longevity of her patient's teeth.