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Stephen Dent M.D.

Dr. Dent attended Texas A&M University and received a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering with a…

Stephen Dent M.D.

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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Gail Hubbard, Au. D.

Audiologist

Gail Hubbard has more than 40 years experience working with all ages and all types…

Gail Hubbard, Au. D.

Audiologist

Gail Hubbard has more than 40 years experience working with all ages and all types of hearing loss. She was a staff audiologist at Bexar County Hospital in San Antonio, Texas, before moving to California in 1970. Since then, Dr. Hubbard has taught hearing impaired children and adults in the public schools, provided clinical audiology services for physicians, was manager of Audiology at Children’s Hospital (now Rady’s) in San Diego, and owned and operated two hearing aid offices in San Diego and Imperial counties. She was appointed by the Governor to serve on two committees within the Department of Consumer Affairs—the Audiology Licensing Committee and the Hearing Aid Dispensers Committee. “Helping others improve their quality of life by finding the best solution for their hearing loss is my passion.”

Bret Noland

Physician Assistant

Mr. Bret Noland is originally from the San Diego area. He started his medical career…

Bret Noland

Physician Assistant

Mr. Bret Noland is originally from the San Diego area. He started his medical career early on as a respiratory therapist. Gaining knowledge regarding the pulmonary system, and his drive to learn more, he eventually decided to further his career as a physician assistant He graduated from Riverside Community College in 2009 and is a nationally board-certified Physician Assistant He is also an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Prior to working with Dr. Dent, Bret spent several years working for a private pain management practice. His interests in Otolaryngology include sleep medicine, sinus disease, allergy and diseases of the ear.

“Every individual is unique and so is your ENT problem. It is my personal goal to provide you with prompt service in a courteous and knowledgeable environment”.

Jennifer Price

Physician Assistant

Jennifer Price attended University of Iowa where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in…

Jennifer Price

Physician Assistant

Jennifer Price attended University of Iowa where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training.  She then proceeded to attend Stanford University's physician assistant program and, in the meantime, received a Masters of Medical Science degree from Saint Francis University.

While pursuing her dreams of becoming a physician assistant, she gained her clinical experience by working at Dr. Dent's office as a medical assistant.  Jenn enjoyed the practice so much she decided to return, now as a provider, and we are excited to have her back.

Jenn enjoys pretty much any outdoor activity.  She and her husband, Nick, reside in San Diego and love to travel.  They are proud owners of a goldendoodle puppy named Charley.

Jenn is a member of the San Diego Physician Assistant Society, California Academy of Physician Assistants, the Society of Physician Assistants in Otorhinolaryngology/Head and Neck surgery and the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr. Kristin Woods

Audiologist

  Dr. Kristin Woods (aka Cowart) is fully licensed by the state of California to…

Dr. Kristin Woods

Audiologist

 

Dr. Kristin Woods (aka Cowart) is fully licensed by the state of California to provide comprehensive audiological services. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at Colorado State University (Cum Laude), and was awarded her Doctorate of Audiology by the joint doctoral program of University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University in 2007.

Dr. Woods' prior clinical experiences at the Veteran's Administration Hospital, San Diego, and in private practices with otolaryngologists in both Northern and Southern California, have equipped her with thorough knowledge in pediatric and adult audiology.  She is also helping to educate the next generation of audiologists by supervising Audiology Doctoral students at the San Diego State University Communications Clinic.  Kristin has always been interested in helping others, and has found the field of audiology to be the perfect combination of science, technology, counseling, and human services.

She has special interests in:

  • Advanced diagnostics 
  • Auditory Evoked potentials
  • Counseling
  • Hearing Rehabilitation

    Dr. Woods has previously contributed to original research in the field of audiology, and co-authored a publication in the International Journal of Audiology. She is a member of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and the California Academy of Audiology (CAA)

 

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