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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 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 the 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 in 2009. Dr. Dent is a board-certified Otolaryngologist and a current member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Dent is acting Division Chief of Otolaryngology at Scripps Memorial Hospital of Encinitas, and is credentialed at: Center for Surgery of Encinitas and Scripps Encinitas Surgery Center. He has been living in San Diego since 2005. He enjoys the atmosphere of coastal North County and is very happy to serve this community. In his free time, he enjoys beach volleyball, camping, and spending time with his family.
Dr. S Dent is an excellent ENT doctor and an outstanding surgeon. He treated and operated on my old problematic, sick right sinus and passages. After it all healed the results were great. No pain, No inflammation! The staff of Dr. Dent’s office was extremely accommodating: questions, appointments, scheduling, and medications. One of the best staff support teams I have ever experienced. The scheduling office also was great in advising my schedule for surgery and documentation. I am giving Dr. Dent and the team 5 stars! Thank you very much.Lisa
EXCELLENT support staff, excellent doctor, excellent physicians assistants! From the moment you step in the door you know you’re going to be taken care of properly! Excellent support with making appointments, Short wait time, and expertise that I haven’t experienced in a very long time! So happy to know there’s still a doctor’s office & physician out there who is thorough, who cares, has an entire staff who cares, and does an excellent job! Thank you! Highly recommended by another trusted physician of mine – I am so grateful to know about San Diego Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists! ️ ️Polly
I have been a patient of Dr Dent for many years. Very thorough, caring, and professional. The first Dr in years to see that my issues may be an autoimmune issue. I trust I’ll be well taken care of and I truly do recommend that you can trust him too!!!
Dr. Dent has the best bedside manner and best touch of any doctor you could ever find. He has a true healing hand! The staff is exceptional!
Jacob Husseman, M.D.
Dr. Husseman is transitioning from his position at UC San Diego Health where he maintained an exceptionally busy clinical practice since 2011.
His role at UCSD also included a significant component of teaching. Dr. Husseman was the primary resource for the resident trainees to help guide them in the evaluation and management of many unusual and/or complicated patients at the Hillcrest campus, a tertiary referral hospital and level one trauma center. For his efforts, the residents awarded him the Terence Davidson Memorial Teaching Award in just his second year on the faculty. He was also an integral component of the medical school, serving as the director of three different clinical rotations for third and fourth year medical students. Dr. Husseman has been active in many scholarly activities with over 20 peer reviewed publications and multiple presentations at national academic meetings. Altogether, these efforts were recognized with a recent promotion to the level of Associate Professor.
Dr. Husseman completed his Otolaryngology residency at UC San Diego. This included a T32 award to complete a dedicated year of research during which he worked in Dr. Allen Ryan’s lab investigating growth factors of inner ear nerve cells. Upon graduation, he completed a fellowship in Neurotology at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. This busy program included training in skull base neurotology, cochlear implantation, and management of chronic ear disease. His undergraduate degree was completed at Stanford University, followed by medical school at the University of Washington.
His time at UC San Diego provided a tremendous breadth of clinical experience that Dr. Husseman is excited to bring to the practice. He continues to enjoy all aspects of Otolaryngology, from meticulous work under the microscope, to removing large thyroid goiters. However, Dr. Husseman has found that establishing enduring and meaningful patient relationships provides the greatest job satisfaction. Outside of work, he also finds great joy in staying active with his wife and three children in the Poway area.
This was the best medical experience and care that I have received in my life! Dr. Husseman and his staff (Brittney G. and Brian) demonstrated great professionalism and articulated all subjects so clearly, which gave me full comfortability for my surgery. Dr. Husseman called me in person over the weekend to inquire about my progress! The entire office operates very well. I will recommend your office to anyone who needs an ENT doctor. Thank you very much!!.L.V.
Dr. Husseman was fabulous. He was very detailed, explained everything, and made me feel well cared for as a patient. Cannot express how well his character shined through as a doctor. Brittney was great, super sweet, and helpful. The blond in the reception area is always super sweet and friendly every time I come in!.Christen F.
I wanted to wait until after my surgery to write a full review… Dr. Husseman and team, front desk staff, and nurses, are so professional, knowledgeable, thorough and overall lovely people. My surgery couldn’t have gone better as Dr.Husseman made sure to let me know exactly what was happening every step of the way and took extra care to calm any nerves I had. Amazing people at this office highly recommend.
Thank you for all your help with my son’s surgery on 2/18/22. Dr. Husseman was amazing and the results are better than expected! Quote after one-week post-op, ” I’ve never been able to breathe this much before ever!”
Linda Goldstein, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology
Linda Goldstein, Au.D. is licensed by the state of California to provide comprehensive audiological and hearing aid services.
She received a B.A. in Speech Pathology from East Stroudsburg University (East Stroudsburg, PA), an M.A. in Audiology from Temple University (Philadelphia, PA), and a Doctor of Audiology from Salus University (Elkins Park, PA).
Dr. Goldstein’s background and experience in multiple facets of audiology have been broad and extensive. Prior to joining San Diego Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialists, she served as the Director of Audiology for HearMD for almost 20 years.
Additionally, she has served as a clinical audiologist for an ENT practice, a private practice, and the Boston Guild for the Hard of Hearing, Director of Clinical Services and Chief of Audiology at the St. Louis (MO) Hearing and Speech Center, and Customer Service Audiologist and District Sales Manager for Ensoniq Corporation.
Her clinical areas of expertise include:
– Diagnostic audiology
– Aural rehabilitation
– Hearing aid fitting and service
– Improved quality of life through better hearing
Dr. Goldstein is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
I had been looking for a solution to block out noise while sleeping and found out that this office provided custom-made sleep earplugs that could help block out sound more than regular foam earplugs! I was able to get an appointment fairly quickly and met with Dr. Goldstein who was very kind and explained to me what I would expect in terms of the process of creating the earplug, what noises it would help block out, and how long it would take to receive the earplugs. All in all, it was a wonderful experience and all of the office staff had been very friendly and welcoming as well!.Joshua L.
This was my first visit. Friendly and professional. The audiologist was attentive to any questions I had and took the time to explain the procedure of each test. Follow up appointment with Dr was very thorough and he went over each of the test results taking the time to explain treatment options available for any hearing loss. Overall experience was very pleasant and medical treatment was excellent!.Susan L.
My family has had hearing issues for years. We’re blessed to be introduced to the professional staff at San Diego Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists. When I arrived I appreciated the warm and friendly greeting from the front desk staff. As you know with Covid-19, additional precautions need to be put in place for the safety of us all. Dr. Goldstein Is extremely qualified to determine where our hearing could be improved. She is very compassionate along with being willing to discuss all options that are available to us. I have had the good fortune to work closely with Collette on ordering and replacing hearing aids, working with manufacturers and insurances. Collette is excellent in keep the patient updated on the progress of order arrival dates, etc. Her calm manner is so reassuring and she made a stressful situation run without a hitch. Collette’s personal service makes each client feel valuable. Without hesitation I’d recommend San Diego Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists to help with you medical needs.
Excellent care from Drs. Goldstein and Husseman.
Kristen Mohr, PA-C
A native of San Diego County, Kristen Mohr, PA-C, completed her undergraduate studies at California Polytechnic State University of Pomona with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2016.
After working as a surgical assistant and a scribe in the Emergency Department during her undergraduate studies, she committed to pursuing a career in medicine. Later that year, she matriculated at Western University of Health Sciences’ Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, class of 2018. She was the class president of her colleagues and graduated with honors.
Kristen was determined to return to San Diego and began her first PA position at a world-class vertigo and balance center in Otoneurology. Since that time, she has worked in a comprehensive pain management clinic. These positions have allowed her to master fine technical skills and procedures, in addition to optimizing medication management for various conditions. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Kristen was also contracted with UCSD working alongside San Diego Rapid Response Network performing family medicine screenings with a focus on public/international health for asylum seekers to the United States.
At San Diego Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists, Kristen believes the core of quality medicine involves establishing longitudinal relationships through active listening and education. In order to optimize individualized patient care, Kristen encourages patients to make healthy lifestyle choices and always employs team-based decision making in her treatment plans.
When not in the office, Kristen enjoys cooking, traveling, watching sports, and spending time outdoors with her boyfriend Greg and their dog Athena.
I have had a lifetime of sinus issues, and am thankful that I found Dr Dent. I have been coming to Dr. Dent for 10 years! I know whenever I have a flair up he and his staff are there for me. From the excellent customer service on the phone from his front desk staff and office manager to Shae Ana (Sorry if I spelled it wrong) who took my vitals all the way to his PA Kristen, who has excellent bedside manner and took the time to listen to what was going on I 10 out of 10 recommend!!.Jen W.
I’ve been so happy with the help and care from everyone in the office! The PA Kristen was very knowledgeable & helpful for my ear. I’ve also seen Dr. Dent previously for my deviated septum and was very thankful for his help. Thank you so much!.Van D.
Kristen was awesome. Called before opening time and the answering service directed me to Kristen who helped me with prescription drugs to help with my dizziness and then was able to see her in the afternoon to fix my Issues. She’s a ten star rating and want to thank her and San Diego ENT staff for the timely help.
I always have a good experience at San Diego Ear, Nose & Throat. I haven’t seen Dr Dent in a while but all the physicians assistants have been good. The new one, Kristen was very nice and I felt she listened to me which is always important. Dawn in the office has been very helpful dealing with appointments & medications. the ladies in the front office are always kind & friendly & helpful. I highly recommend this office.
Certified Surgical Technician, COPM, M.A.
Dawn McCloskey is an experienced leader, administrator, communicator, and surgical team member.
She has been in the surgical profession for 20 years and has been with San Diego Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists since 2015. Dawn is driven by excellence and takes pride in providing the best patient care and best customer service possible.
As, Office Manager for San Diego Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists, her goals include creating a pleasant, professional environment conducive to maximizing the positive patient care experience. In addition to her primary functions as office manager, she also works in the operating room as a surgical technologist assisting Dr. Dent and Dr. Husseman.
She is an active member of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy and holds certifications as a Surgical Technician, Medical Assistant, and Otolaryngology Practice Management. In her free time, she enjoys catching a Padres game with family and friends and going on hikes.
I am so VERY GRATEFUL for Dr. Stephen Dent’s office and his INCREDIBLY kind staff—especially his “GEM OF ALL GEMS,” office manager, Dawn. Wow! I was sicker than I have been in years, and thanks to Dr. Dent’s office, I have finally beaten a wicked sinus infection that lingered for more than a month and went deep into my lungs. I was able to call the office multiple times between appts. with updates and questions and get the care I truly needed. IF you have to get sick, you might as well find a doctor’s office who makes you feel emotionally as well as physically better! Thank you Dawn and Dr. Dent team! I am FOREVER GRATEFUL.Tamara W.
Everything was organized and perfect. From the minute I walked in the door to the minute I walked out. Staff, Nurse (Dawn) and Doctors (Dent) and asst. were so patient & comforting..K.L.
Dawn, the manager of this ENT clinic, is a truly exceptional person. Greg & Mary.
Dawn was an excellent nurse. Very informative and caring. Everyone there was very helpful and supportive.