1901 Calle de Ninos
Las Cruces, NM 88005
(575) 526-5522


Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Kye Kinzer, DDS. was born and raised in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Following high school, he attended Texas A&M University where he decided to pursue a career in dentistry while completing his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Kinzer received his Dental degree from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine and following graduation, moved back to Las Cruces to serve his hometown community. Dr. Kinzer enjoys archery and spending his free time in the remote backcountry of the rocky mountain west.



Dr. Almut Tropp, DDS. is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist. She has lived and studied all over the world, including Germany, Japan, Singapore and the Netherlands.She attended dental school at the University of California San Francisco where she was elected to Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a prestigious national dental honor society. She held several leadership positions including president of the Student Society of Pediatric Dentistry. Following dental school, Almut received specialty training in pediatric dentistry at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (currently ranked #3 in the nation). Her training included extensive clinical experience in both sedation and non-sedation dentistry for infants, children, and teenagers as well as medically compromised patients and patients with special needs. She is a member of the American Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Her interests include running, hiking, and spending time with her husband and young daughter.


Dr. Anne Hempstead, DDS. is a native of Las Cruces where she attended Las Cruces High School. Dr. Hempstead received her undergraduate degree in pre-professional studies from the University of Notre Dame. She earned her D.D.S. from Baylor College of Dentistry and then went on to attend The University of Illinois at Chicago for her specialty training in pediatric dentistry. She is a member of The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and is board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. In her free time, Dr. Hempstead enjoys running and spending time with her young daughter Grace.


Dr. Scott Siegel, DMD. Scott Siegel, DMD grew up in South Florida. He received a Bachelor of Science in nutrition from the University of Florida. Being from a family of dentists, Dr. Siegel was interested in pursuing dentistry from an early age. He attended Nova Southeastern University College of Dentistry. After earning his DMD, he completed a one-year general practice residency at LIJ Hospital in NY. He then attended a pediatric dental residency at Boston University. After private practice for several years, Dr. Siegel completed a two-year dental anesthesia residency at St Barnabas Hospital in NY. Dr. Siegel has taken part in Texas Mission of Mercy, which provides basic dental care to uninsured Texans. He enjoys snowboarding, biking, and hiking the New Mexico mountains.


Dr. Jesse Johnson, DDS. was raised in Silver City, NM. He attended the University of New Mexico where he majored in biochemistry and molecular biology before continuing his education at Creighton University's School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Johnson is excited to be back in southern New Mexico, near friends and family and the mountains and forests he loves. In his free time, Dr. Johnson enjoys hiking and fly fishing in the Gila Wilderness, wood-working, painting, and drawing. Dr. Johnson is pleased to make Las Cruces, NM his new home, and is excited to work with the wonderful patients and staff at Las Cruces Children's Dental Clinic.


Dr. Alicia Nguyen, DDS. was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. She completed her undergraduate studies with a Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of New Mexico. She then continued her education at Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska where she earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Following graduation, she returned to New Mexico where she enjoys big open skies, mountains and beautiful sunsets. Dr. Nguyen is excited to work with the dental staff and excellent team at Children's Dental Clinic in Las Cruces. And on her spare time she enjoys hiking, reading, painting, cooking and spending time with her family and friends.