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David T. Kent MD

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, and Director of Sleep Surgery

Areas of Expertise

  • Nose and Sinus Conditions
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Otolaryngology Surgery
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Sleep Related Surgery

Conditions and Treatments


1215 21st Ave. S., Floors 6-10
Nashville, TN 37232


  • Doctor of Medicine - Columbia University, 2010
  • Residency - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2015
  • Fellowship - University of Southern California Medical Center, 2016

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology - American Board of Otolaryngology, 2016
  • Sleep Medicine - American Board of Otolaryngology, 2018

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Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Experience Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
Dr. Kent was exceptional. It was clear that he has a very high level of expertise in his specialty and he put forth great effort to understand my complex medical history, take all relevant factors into consideration, listen to my concerns, and provide detailed treatment options and alternatives. He kept me informed and involved throughout the appointment. I was thoroughly impressed and would strongly recommend him to others.
May 13, 2024
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May 4, 2024
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Dr Kent likes to get to the bottom of things and will tell you what you need to do regardless of your what you think! He's just trying to solve your sleep problems! Wish there was a sleep study in Hendersonville or Gallatin!
April 24, 2024
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He was the BEST Doctor I have ever worked with. I felt like he really cared.
April 23, 2024
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Dr. Kent is outstanding. I feel fortunate to have him as my doctor.
April 21, 2024
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I specifically requested Dr. Kents service because of reading reviews about him with the INSPIRE procedure AND he simply didn't dissapoint me in any manner! Dr's like him and the rest of my Dr's at Vandy are the REASON I will always be happy with VANDY
April 16, 2024
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Well spoken and kind.
April 15, 2024
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Doctor Kent is excellent
April 7, 2024
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Very direct communication; I was very confident in his ability.
March 25, 2024
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