About Your Dentist

Abelardo Heredia, DDS

"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.

Education

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

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

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

National College – Louisville, KY Surgical Technologist

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

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

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)
  • Periodontics (gum disease treatment)
  • Pediatric Dentistry (children's dental care)
  • Prosthodontics (fixed and removable)
  • Restorative dentistry
  • Preventative Dentistry

Dr. Heredia is a member of the American Dental Association, 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.

Raluca Nasta, DMD

“Everybody smiles in the same language.”

My Mission

“My mission is to improve my knowledge every day so that I can educate my patients to better their care in dental health.”

Education & Continuing Education

Doctor of Dental Medicine
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine – Boston, Massachusetts

Undergraduate Degree
Carol Davila University School of Dental Medicine – Bucharest, Romania

After receiving her DMD degree, Dr. Nasta completed a General Practice Internship at Carol Davila University. Dr. Nasta is committed to continually furthering her education in dentistry and has completed the following continuing education training:

  • National Interdisciplinary Conference on Antibiotherapy in Medical Specialties - May 31- June 2007
  • International joint Dentistry Conference SRS – GAO Italia - April 25-28, 2007
  • International joint Dentistry Conference SRS – GAO Italia - May 25-31, 2008
  • International joint Dentistry Conference SRS – GAO Italia - May 7-9, 2009
  • International joint Dentistry Conference SRS – GAO Italia - May 11-12, 2010  
  • National Interdisciplinary Conference on Antibiotherapy and Vaccinology in Medical and Surgical Specialties - June 17-19, 2010
  • International joint Dentistry Conference SRS – GAO Italia - June 9-11, 2011
  • International Congress of Esthetic Dentistry, SSER - May 15-17, 2014
  • 12th International Congress of Esthetic Dentistry SSER- ESCD - May 14-16, 2015
  • International Congress of Esthetic Dentistry “Esthetics and Functionality”, SSER - May 12-14, 2016
  • International Congress of Esthetic Dentistry “Arts & Esthetics”, SSER - May 18-20, 2016
  • Strategies For Acute Pain Management in Dentistry - Oct 11, 2021

Professional Memberships

Dr. Nasta is an active member of the American Dental Association and the American Student Dental Association.  

Life & Hobbies

Outside of work, Dr. Nasta enjoys painting, interior design, and architecture.