Dr. Stephen Dent, MD

Dr. Stephen Dent, MD

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Dr. Stephen Dent, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Encinitas, CA and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from University of Texas At Galveston / Medical Branch in 2004 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

477 N El Camino Real Ste A202

Encinitas, CA 92024

Contact Information

(760) 479-2100

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Alliance Health Care
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • GENERAL
  • Humana
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Dent performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Chronic Sinusitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Sinusitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Head and Neck Surgery
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Dent's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Dent "Dr. Stephen Dent is a board certified Otolaryngologist specializing in the medical and surgical treatment of child and adult ear, nose and throat disorders. He and his staff are dedicated to bringing you quality and compassionate medical care."

1  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Dent does not have any board certifications listed.

77  Conditions Treated

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34  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Texas A&M University / Main Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University of Texas At Galveston / Medical Branch
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • University Of California At Davis / School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University of California At San Diego
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Dent has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Dent has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Dent's Reviews

3.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dent to family and friends
33 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (33)

  • 5
    (21)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (9)

Dr. Dent's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Since I had surfer’s ear, I went to Dr. Dent for advice. His staff explained clearly what the surgery entailed and associated costs. At my pre-op meeting with Dr. Dent, he answered all my questions and concerns, and made sure I understood the procedure and recovery. The surgery was scheduled for...more
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Never saw the doctor after months of visits & thousands of dollars. All of my appts were with PAs. When I complained that none of my ear & hearing issues were being addressed after all of those months, their office manager offered me another appt .... with a PA! Don't use this doctor. You probably...more
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I spent 8 months & hundreds of dollars at this practice & not once saw the doctor. All of my appts were with PAs & there was no treatment of my conditions. They ordered test after test & did nothing with the results, stringing me along & charging thousands to my insurance. Office staff is unhelpful...more
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4 visits, thousands of dollars, and still no relief for my ear problem. Worse yet, I still haven't seen the doctor. Dent uses physician's assistants to take his place. I got his PA Bret Noland, one of the worst medical professionals I have met. It feels like talking to my mechanic about my health....more
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Dr. Dent is an excellent doctor. He's very caring and listens very well. He was very compassionate before my thyroid surgery and made certain I had all my questions answered. His knowledge and professionalism are so reassuring to me and I would trust sending any one of my family members and...more
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