North County’s Leading Otolaryngology Specialist Stephen Dent M.D. 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. Dr. Dent attended Texas A&M University and received a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Electrical Engineering. He went on to obtain his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch. After completing General Surgery Internship at University of California Davis he finished his specialty residency training in Otolaryngology at the University of California San Diego. He then moved to Encinitas and opened a private otolaryngology practice. Dr. Dent is a board certified Otolaryngologist. He is a current member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, San Diego County Medical Society and the California Medical Society. Dr. Dent is Chief of Otolaryngology at Scripps Memorial Hospital of Encinitas. He is credentialed at Scripps La Jolla and several outpatient surgery centers: Carlsbad Surgery Center and Scripps Encinitas Surgery Center. Dr. Dent has been living in San Diego for eight years. He enjoys the atmosphere of coastal North County and is very happy to serve this community. In his free time he enjoys deep sea fishing, beach volleyball and spending time with family and friends.
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