At Gulf Coast Periodontics, we strive to provide a concierge level of service from the moment you arrive. Designed for ultimate comfort, our waiting room features soft loveseat couches, colorful fish tanks, and Wifi for your convenience. In addition, our entire staff in Victoria, TX, is dedicated to creating a warm, welcoming environment. Collaborating with his team of trusted dental professionals, periodontist, Rick H. Heard provides personalized services and professional care to each and every patient.
Meet Dr. Heard
Born and raised in Victoria, Dr. Rick Heard is a board certified periodontist who has pursued extensive training and education. He received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Texas Health Science Center and a Certificate and Masters of Science in Periodontics and Implantology. He is also a member of several reputable organizations and part of The McGuire Institute™, where he contributes to advanced research. Dr. Heard is dedicated to providing the highest quality periodontal and oral surgery treatments and is genuinely invested in your care.
“It is sincerely gratifying to provide my patients with individualized surgical care using creative solutions.”Dr. Rick Heard
“Dr. Heard and all his staff are great! They explain all procedures before beginning, and talk about what to expect in the future. Their entire team put me at ease during treatment.”Diana P. - current patient
Our office is equipped with the latest technology to provide our patients with safe, effective treatments. Modern tools such as our cone beam computed tomography (CT) scanner and our CEREC system enable us to accurately evaluate your oral health, diagnose your condition, and plan your customized treatment. Using our dental laser, we can offer creative solutions and less invasive procedures for patients in need of periodontal care. With unparalleled benefits, dental technology can improve recovery time and increase precision.
Ensuring Your Comfort
Many patients who struggle with dental phobia or anxiety avoid the vital care they need, impacting their overall oral health. To address these concerns, we offer intravenous (IV) sedation, administered in-office by a board certified anesthesiologist. There are several advantages to incorporating sedation into extensive procedures, including reduced length of surgery and recovery time. Drs. Derrick Garrett and Steve Janececk are part of the South Texas Anesthesia Group and have safely delivered anesthesia to our patients for over four years.
“After multiple years of avoiding a dental issue, I visited Dr. Heard. In a short period of time, I went from what I thought was a hopeless dental problem, to a complete solution. I now have a full understanding of my procedure, the timeline, and even exact costs.” Satisfied Patient