About Your Dentist

Abelardo Heredia, DDS

Dr. Heredia speaks Spanish!
¡Yo hablo español!

"A good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles." - William Hazlitt

My Mission

"To provide high quality, patient-centered dental care in a calm, comfortable atmosphere.  I am dedicated to continuing professional training in order to provide each patient with an individualized treatment plan based on current scientific research and employing the most up-to-date, cutting-edge technology, techniques, and materials.  I will always listen carefully to each patient's needs so that he or she is able to enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile."


Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD Certified) - 2016
University of Florida College of Dentistry – Gainesville, Florida

Resident/Internship in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery - 2004
Teaching General Hospital Dr. Agostinho Neto – Guantanamo, Cuba

Doctor of Stomatology (DDS) - 2001
Higher Institute of Medical Sciences – Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

Surgical Technologist
National College – Louisville, Kentucky

Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA)
Miami Institute of Medical Technology – Miami, Florida

Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences
IPVCE Jose Maceo – Guantanamo, Cuba

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

Dr. Heredia has completed advanced training in the following areas:

  • Diagnostic and Preventive Care
  • Emergency Dentistry
  • Endodontics (root canals)
  • Implant Dentistry
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Orthodontics (Invisalign® aligners)
  • Periodontics (gum disease treatment)
  • Pediatric Dentistry (children's dental care)
  • Prosthodontics (fixed and removable)
  • Restorative dentistry
  • Preventative Dentistry

Dr. Heredia is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Life & Hobbies

Outside of the office, Dr. Heredia prefers spending time with his wife, son, and dog. He also participates in musical performance by singing, playing the flute, and conducting his church choir. Dr. Heredia also enjoys swimming, basketball, and volleyball.

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Ashley Puthiyadam, DDS

“Smile with Confidence – Your Smile is Priceless.”

My Mission

“My mission in dentistry is to provide high quality dental care and patient education in a friendly and relaxed environment. I strive to build a relationship of respect and trust with my patients and want them to feel at home. Helping people with their confidence and dental health is what makes this career truly amazing!”

Education & Continuing Education

Doctor of Dental Surgery
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry – Richmond, Virginia 

Master's in Biomedical Science
Barry University – Miami Shores, Florida

Bachelor of Science
Nova Southeastern University – Davie, Florida

Professional Memberships

Dr. Puthiyadam is an active member of the American Dental Association and the Florida Dental Association

Life & Hobbies

Born in California, but raised in India, Dr. Puthiyadam credits her upbringing for giving her valuable life experiences, which she applies to her dental philosophy and in other parts of her life. When she isn't practicing dentistry, Dr. Puthiyadam likes spending time with her friends and family, reading, traveling, and watching sports!