For another in-universe character, please see Arthur Dent.

Dent Arthur Dent was an employee at Sirius Cybernetics Corporation in the 24th century.

In 2364, he sent an order about the Sector 500/32450 survey to Captain Douglas Adams of the USS Heart of Gold. His name and employer were mentioned in the order's heading. (TNG: "Conspiracy", okudagram)

This character was only mentioned in writing.
Like other elements associated with this order, Dent was a reference to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, particulary to a scene where a character is mistaken to have that name after introducing himself as "Dent. Arthur Dent."