Medical Director, Otolarygngology
Rideut Ear Nose and Throat Clinic
Dr. Bentz is the Medical Director of the Otolaryngology service at Rideout Medical Group, and serves on a number of committees in various organizations related to Ear, Nose and Throat and cancers. He is a reviewer for seven different medical journals.
Dr. Bentz specializes in pediatric and adult Otolaryngology services, including ear tubes; tonsil and adenoid surgery; head and neck surgery; skin cancer excision and reconstruction of the face; endoscopic sinus surgery and more. His focus is on providing the most up to date medical information and treatment of ear, nose and throat conditions.
Dr. Bentz attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, graduating in 1993. He completed an Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Residency at Northwestern University School of Medicine, in Chicago, Illinois, and then did a Head and Neck Surgical Oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.
Prior to joining the Rideout Ear Nose and Throat Clinic, Dr. Bentz was Chief of the Otolaryngology service at the Salt Lake City Veterans Administration Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, as well as achieving an Associate Professorship at the University of Utah School of Medicine.
Dr. Bentz has been the principal investigator on a number of grants examining the use of lasers to diagnose and treat cancers. He was also a member of a familial paraganglioma study group examining several large families that harbor a genetic mutation that predisposes these family members to specific types of tumors. Furthermore, he studied a particular type of mutation that is prominent in thyroid cancers. He has lectured throughout the country and overseas on clinical and research aspects of Head and Neck Cancer.
In his free time, Dr. Bentz enjoys skiing, running, camping and fly fishing. He has three wonderful boys, including twins, who are his entire life.
Rideout Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic is located at 370 Del Norte Ave., Yuba City, CA, 95991. He is currently accepting patients. Please call, (530) 751-4015 to schedule an appointment.