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Yonder combines footage of the actual dentist's office that the child is going to visit and recordings of their dentist into an interactive virtual tour with a cartoon host.

Beginning on Monday, a new U spinout business called Yonder is launching an app designed to address this need by using a cartoon hippo named Mimi to help young patients get comfortable with the dentist's office, before they even arrive there. Yonder's first commercial client is Laganis Pediatric Dentistry in Maple Grove, and second client in Edina is expected to come online soon.

Read the full story in the Star Tribune.