Dr. Stephen Dent, MD

Dr. Stephen Dent, MD

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Dr. Stephen Dent, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Encinitas, CA. He has been practicing for 13 years.

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

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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

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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."

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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
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Board Certifications

Dr. Dent does not have any board certifications listed.

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Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Ear Infections
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Laceration
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Neck Cancer
  • Neck Pain
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • TMJ
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp

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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
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endoscopic Sinus 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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dent to family and friends
3.9
based on 30 total reviews (3 with comments)
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 (3)
in Encinitas, CA |
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. He even suggested my ear pain was imagined because of my hearing loss. When steroids and diuretics failed to work he ran out of ideas but never thought it may be time to have me see the doctor.
Encinitas, CA |
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 friends to him.
in San Marcos, CA |
I have to say this was one of the best experiences I have had interacting with any medical professional. I am lucky to be very healthy and rarely need a doctor but had a surfing incident that broke my nose. It happened on a Sunday, I called Dr. Dent's office Monday morning to be greeted by an extremely friendly staff and they had me in Friday afternoon. From the time I walked into the office until I left I felt like the most important patient. Every member of his staff were friendly.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Dent accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Alliance Health Care
    Alliance Health Care PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    HealthKeepers Plus POS
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • GENERAL
    GENERAL EPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS

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Hospitals where Dr. Dent has admitting privileges

Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas
354 Santa Fe Dr
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
9888 Genesee Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
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