Meet Our Team

Dr. Kye Kinzer | Dr. Almut Tropp | Dr. Scott Siegel | Dr. Kelcey Loveland | Dr. Jesse Johnson | Dr. Alicia Nguyen



Kye Kinzer

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 Doctorate of Dental Surgery 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 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 third 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.





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 Doctorate of Dental Medicine, he completed a one-year general practice residency at LIJ Hospital in New York. 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 New York.

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.





Kelcey Loveland, DMD

Kelcey Loveland, DMD, MS was born and raised in La Verkin, Utah. Dr. Loveland earned his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Utah State University in Logan, Utah where he met his wife Rebecca. He received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the UNLV School of Dental Medicine. Following the completion of dental school, Dr. Loveland attended the UMKC School of Dentistry in Kansas City, Missouri where he completed the Advanced Education in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Program to earn his MS degree and orthodontic certificate. He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists.

Dr. Loveland is excited to be a part of the Children’s Dental Clinic in Las Cruces. He looks forward to providing quality orthodontic care to your family.

In his free time, Dr. Loveland enjoys spending time with his wife and five children in the mountains hiking, camping, and mountain biking.





Jesse Johnson, DDS

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.





Alicia Nguyen, DDS

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.

In her spare time she enjoys hiking, reading, painting, cooking and spending time with her family and friends.