Dr. Timothy M. Kelly with his family
Dr. Timothy M. Kelly with his family

Growing up, Dr. Kelly was always interested in how things worked mechanically. While in college, he spent many days building homes, learning about architecture, and initially intended on pursuing a career in the biomedical field. However, he stopped short when he realized how often his job would require him to be away from his family.

Many of his peers spent weeks servicing machines miles away from home. That’s when he started paying more attention to his father-in-law’s career as a dentist. Not only did he get to spend more time with his family, he also had the opportunity to work with people face-to-face. This was an aspect Dr. Kelly knew he would enjoy, so he switched his academic focus to the human system and to learning about oral problems many people couldn’t fix.

Growing up, Dr. Kelly was always interested in how things worked mechanically. While in college, he spent many days building homes, learning about architecture, and initially intended on pursuing a career in the biomedical field. However, he stopped short when he realized how often his job would require him to be away from his family.

Many of his peers spent weeks servicing machines miles away from home. That’s when he started paying more attention to his father-in-law’s career as a dentist. Not only did he get to spend more time with his family, he also had the opportunity to work with people face-to-face. This was an aspect Dr. Kelly knew he would enjoy, so he switched his academic focus to the human system and to learning about oral problems many people couldn’t fix.

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About Our Team

Our compassionate team is here to make sure your dental visit is always calm and relaxing. We take the time to make sure your care is customized to fit your individual wants and needs.
 Lori-Ann-Vargas
Office Manager

Lori Ann Vargas

A native New Mexican, Lori Ann has been working for Albuquerque dentists since 1996, and has been on our team since 2008. Kind and compassionate, Lori Ann takes immense pleasure from meeting our family of patients. Your dental goals are in the forefront as Lori Ann helps you maneuver your visits and treatment planning so that you can leave smiling.

Away from the practice Lori Ann and her husband Samuel have two grown children, Elias and CheyAnn. She loves spending time with her grandchildren and experiencing all the great things Albuquerque has to offer.

Melissa-Comer
Dental Assistant

Melissa Comer

New to our team is Melissa who has been assists Dr. Kelly chairside while helping make smile dreams come true. With her focus on your relaxing care and comfort, Melissa is happy to answer any questions you may have about your dental care. In addition to her Dental Assisting credentials, Melissa is also trained to take radiographs and perform CPR. Away from the practice Melissa enjoys spending time with her adult children Shayne and Colton and her granddaughters. At home, Melissa shares her life with furbabies Tool, Storm, Jester, Runt, and Karma.
Melissa Sego
Dental Hygienist

Melissa Sego

Melissa joined our practice in 2015 with her Bachelor of Science and Registered Dental Hygiene certification. With her focus on your gum health, Melissa’s treatment philosophy is “only floss the teeth you want to keep.” With this focus Melissa is an energetic educator and is always there to help you improve your homecare routines as necessary to your personal needs.

When not providing gentle hygiene care Melissa and her husband Leland have five children with whom they enjoy spending time when they can.