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Dr. Yanelys Guerra, Homestead Dentist

23280 SW 112th Avenue
Homestead, FL 33032

              Yanelys Guerra Garcia, DMD, FAGD
                     Joanne Nunes Ledoux, DMD
                            Maria Franco, DDS

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Meet The Doctors



Yanelys Guerra Garcia, DMD, FAGD

Dr. Yanelys Guerra Garcia immigrated from Cuba in 1995.  She finished her senior year of High School in Atlanta, Ga and graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelors in Biology in 2001.  

Luckily she could come to the warm South Florida weather to earn her dental degree from Nova Southeastern University in 2005.  After graduation she practiced as an associate general dentist in the South Miami area for 6 years until she built and opened her own practice.  

With her passion for learning, Dr. Garcia has attended several classes at the prestigious Dawson Academy.  She received her Fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry in 2011, an award which requires 500 hours of Continuing Education and the passing of a rigorous test.  

She has been named one of America's Top Dentists by the Consumer's Research Council of America for 4 consecutive years.  

In her spare time, Dr. Garcia likes to spend time with her new husband and their dog, Sherlock.

Dr. Garcia is a member of the:

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Association



Joanne Ledoux, DMD

Dr. Joanne Ledoux was born and raised in Homestead, FL. She graduated from Our Lady of Lourdes Academy in 2000 and was accepted to the University of Miami. She completed her undergraduate studies in 2004, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a minors in Biology and Chemistry. She was then accepted to Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine, receiving her Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree in 2008.

Dr. Ledoux began her career serving the veterans of our community at the Miami VA. After 2 years of practicing in Miami, she moved to North Carolina with her husband, Dr. Andre Ledoux where he completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. After 5 successful years of practicing in NC, Dr. Ledoux decided it was time to move back home, where she began working for Silver Palms Dentistry in September 2015.

Dr. Ledoux strives to provide the utmost in quality dental care and has a strong desire to help the people in her community with their dental needs. She currently resides in Homestead with her husband, Dr. Andre Ledoux, and her two children, Marisela and Cristiano. In her spare time, Dr. Ledoux enjoys spending time with her family.

We welcome Dr. Ledoux to our practice and hope you find her to be a wonderful and helpful addition to the Silver Palms Dentistry family.



Maria Franco, DDS

Most of you may know Maria Franco as our Saturday hygienist. We are so happy to announce that Maria will continue working with us as our new Associate Dentist.

Dr. Franco was born and raised in Medellin, Colombia. She received her Dental Degree from Universidad de Antioquia in 2005 and worked as a dentist in E.S.E Hospital San Roque as well as in a private practice. She then moved to the U.S and began working as a dental assistant in 2008. In 2010, she successfully completed all the requirements to obtain the Florida Dental Hygienist License and began working with Silver Palms Dentistry in January 2014.  In June, she was accepted to the General Practice Residency at the University of Miami and completed a 2 year program where she expanded her knowledge and practice in all aspects of the dental field.  Dr. Franco graduated as the chief resident and earned her Florida dental license. She continues to increase her dental knowledge and is currently enrolled in a 1 year Implant Fellowship program at the University of Miami.

On her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband of 10 years, Jorge and her 4 year old son, Matias. She also enjoys outdoor sports such as roller skating and cycling.

We are excited to welcome Dr. Franco as the newest Doctor to our practice and hope you find her to be a wonderful and helpful addition as she transitions to her new position with the Silver Palms Dentistry family.