Meet Our Team

Kye Kinzer, DDS

Kye Kinzer, DDS

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.

 
Almut Tropp, DDS

Almut Tropp, DDS - Pediatric Specialist 

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

 

Stephen Tropp, DDS

Anne Hempstead, DDS - Pediatric Specialist

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. 

 

Stephen Tropp, DDS

Scott Siegel, DMD - Pediatric Specialist

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.

 

Stephen Tropp, DDS

Jesse Johnson, DDS

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 Deming Children's Dentistry & Orthodontics. 

 

Stephen Tropp, DDS

Brian Wilde, DMD - Orthodontist

Brian Wilde, DMD, MS grew up in Southern California. He earned is Bachelor's of Science degree from Brigham Young University in Business Management. From 2003- 2005 he lived in Uruguay where he learned to speak Spanish fluently. He earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the UNLV School of Dental Medicine in 2013 and then stayed in Las Vegas to complete a two and a half year orthodontics residency program. Brian and his wife Laura have 3 energetic children; Lincoln, Cindy and Rose. In his spare time he likes to spend time outside with his wife and kids. They are very excited to be in New Mexico where beautiful weather, kind people, and good Mexican food are plentiful.

 

Spencer J. Tasker, DMD

Spencer J. Tasker, DMD

Spencer J. Tasker, DMD is the Co-founder and Chief Technical Officer for Deming Children's Dentistry & Orthodontics.  A board certified New Mexico licensed pediatric dentist, Dr. Tasker received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and attended Case Western University’s School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed his pediatric specialty training in 2006 at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, also in Cleveland, Ohio. Additionally, he has practiced in the Oral Emergency Care Unit at the University of New Mexico and has served in nonprofit oral health and volunteering initiatives abroad in the Dominican Republic and the Island of Samoa. In his free time, Dr. Tasker enjoys spending time with his wife Sarah and daughters Sydney and Ella, as well as golfing, watching sporting events of all kinds, and has completed over 25 full marathons.

Jim Tasker

Jim Tasker

Jim Tasker is the Co-founder, Chief Human Resources and Business Development Officer for Deming Children's Dentistry & Orthodontics.  After high school in Southwest Oklahoma, Jim received an undergraduate degree in Japanese from Brigham Young University and a Masters Degree in Business from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.  Prior to starting Deming Children's Dentistry & Orthodontics,  Jim spent the first 12 years of his career holding leadership positions in the field of Human Resources for Fortune 500 organizations such as General Mills, Berkshire Hathaway, and Pulte Homes. The father of six children, he enjoys spending time with his family, enjoying the outdoors of New Mexico and Colorado, watching Professional English soccer, and has completed 15 full marathons, including the Boston Marathon three times in 2009, 2010 & 2017.

 
Richard G. Rowan, DMD

R. Ganon Rowan, DMD

R. Ganon Rowan, DMD is the Chief Operating Officer of Deming Children's Dentistry & Orthodontics.  He grew up in Merced, California and earned an undergraduate degree in Spanish. He earned his Doctor of Medical Dentistry from Case Western University’s School of Dental Medicine. He is certified to perform oral conscious sedation.  Dr. Rowan is a board member of the G3 Foundation, a humanitarian organization that provides year round humanitarian dental and health services to areas in the Dominican Republic.  He has also traveled to Samoa to provide humanitarian dental services.  In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Jennie and their 5 children, playing golf and traveling.