Las Cruces Cleft Palate Clinic


A cleft palate clinic has been established in Las Cruces to serve patients in the southern New Mexico area. This clinic is open to ALL patients of ALL ages. We perform comprehensive evaluations and provide highly specialized services. Our providers are dedicated specialists from Las Cruces, Albuquerque, and El Paso. Our team includes Speech, Audiology, Plastic Surgery, Dentistry, Orthodontics, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, ENT, and Pediatrics. There is no charge for this clinic. We meet twice yearly in APRIL and in NOVEMBER. Please call to schedule an evaluation.


Saturday, April 6th, 2019

Time: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Location: MECA Therapies
1350 Hillrise Circle, Las Cruces, NM
(located off S. Telshor Blvd.)
Contact Clinic Coordinator: Roberta Flores, M.A., CCC-SLP
Or, contact Dr. Luis Cuadros

April 6, 2019 Providers

Team CoordinatorRoberta Flores, MA, CCC-SLP (MECA)
Plastic SurgeonLuis Cuadros, MD (Albuquerque)
Oral SurgeonDavid Yates DMD, MD (El Paso)
OrthodontistStephen Jensen, DDS (Las Cruces)
DentistRenee Trujillo, DDS (Las Cruces)
Pediatric DentistLizbeth Holguin, DDS (El Paso)
Pediatric DentistJoy Tucker Trigo, DDS (Las Cruces)
ENTJonathan Owens, MD (Las Cruces)
Pediatric ENTErica Bennett, MD (UNMH Albuquerque)
PediatricianFernando Indacochea, MD (Las Cruces)
CMS Social WorkerEstela Cordero, LBSW (Sunland Park)
AudiologistRobert Ivey, PhD AuD (Las Cruces)
AudiologistAllie Williams, Au.D., CCC-A (Las Cruces)
Speech PathologistNatalie Bencomo, MA, CCC-SLP (NMSU)
Speech PathologistBriana Romero, MA, CF-SLP (MECA)
Speech PathologistMariel Duncan, MA, CCC-SLP (MECA)
Speech PathologistMariel Rascon, MA, CCC-SLP (MECA)
Speech ScienceYoukeong Bae, PhD (Ohio Sate University)
Early InterventionKristen Sanchez, MA, CCC-SLP (MECA)
Early InterventionToni Trujillo MS, CCC-SLP (MECA)
AnatomyNancy Minugh-Purvis PhD (Burrell College)

Las Cruces Area Provider List for Patients 2018

Albuquerque Area Provider List for Patients 2018

Volunteers from Burrel and NMSU and Providers at the April 2018 clinic


Kristen Sanchez – Early Intervention


Las Cruces Cleft Palate Clinic – Provider List
Southwest New Mexico
updated November 8, 2018

Pediatric Dentistry
✱ Joy Tucker Trigo DDS
1201 Med Park Dr
Las Cruces, NM 88005

General Dentistry
✱ Renee Trujillo, DDS
2990 N. Main St. Suite 2B
Las Cruces, NM 88001

Pediatric Dentistry
✱ Lizbeth Holguin DDS
7211 N Mesa St, Ste. 1E
El Paso, Texas 79912

✱ Stephen Jensen DDS
3835 E. Lohman Avenue
Las Cruces, NM 88011

Plastic Surgery
✱ Luis Cuadros MD, FACS
8232 Louisiana NE, Suite A
Albuquerque, NM 87113

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
✱ Lionel Candelaria, DDS
✱ John Mitchell, DDS
6800A Montgomery NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
✱ David Yates DMD, MD
High Desert Oral & Facial Surgery
601 Sunland Park Dr. Suite 2
El Paso, Texas 79912

El Paso Children’s Hospital Cranial and Facial Clinic
✱ Marlene Munoz, RN, Navigator
4845 Alameda Ave
El Paso, Texas 79905
915-242-8500 Clinic

✱ Jonathan Owens, MD
2450 S. Telshor, Building D
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88011

✱ Tania Kraai, MD
✱ Tara Brennan, MD
✱ Erica Bennett, MD
UNM NE Heights Clinic
7801 Academy Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109

✱ Karl Horn MD
415 Cedar Street SE, # 2
Albuquerque, NM 87106

✱ Robert Ivey, AuD, CCC-A
1130 Commerce Drive
Las Cruces, NM 88011

✱ Kelly Churchill, AuD, CCC-A
✱ Allie Williams, AuD, CCC-A
Advanced Hearing Care
4351 E. Lohman Suite 103
Las Cruces, NM 88011

✱ Jana Willams, MD
✱ Cynthia Settles, MD
✱ Heather Owens, MD
Full Bloom Pediatrics
4181 Camino Coyote
Las Cruces, NM 88011

✱ Fernando Indacochea, MD
Rio Grande Medical Group
4371 E Lohman Ave
Las Cruces, NM

Lactation/Feeding Specialist
✱ Kimberly Smetzer, RN
4351 E. Lohman Ave., Ste. 401
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88011
575-522-4767; cell 321-298-3153

UNM Genetics & Dysmorphology
3-ACC, Pediatrics Dept. UNMH
MSC 10 5590, 1 UNM
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Children’s Medical Services
✱ Shannon Uithoven, LMSW
Southwest Region Supervisor
Las Cruces Central Public Health Office
1170 N. Solano, Suite K
Las Cruces, NM 88001

Children’s Medical Services
✱ Estela Cordero, LBSW
Sunland Park Public Health Office
3807 McNutt Rd.
Sunland Park, NM 88063
575-589-2530 ext 3

New Mexico Cleft Palate Center
✱ Luis Cuadros MD, FACS
New Mexico Cleft Palate Center
8232 Louisiana NE, Suite A
Albuquerque, NM 87113

Speech Therapy/MECA Therapies
✱ MECA Therapies
1350 Hillrise Circle
Las Cruces, NM 88011