Providing Victoria With Periodontal Care Since 2003

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We encourage you to fill out our patient forms before your appointment at our Victoria, TX, office. You can also fill out our Linden Care Pharmacy prescription form if needed. 

Welcome to Gulf Coast Periodontics An Expert Dentist in Victoria, TX

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"It is sincerely gratifying to provide my patients with individualized surgical care using creative solutions."


Join Us at Our Victoria Office

Our dentistry office is inside the Heritage Mark building in Victoria, TX. You can find us on the third floor, in Suite 304.

5606 N Navarro St
Ste 304
Victoria, TX 77904

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Find Comfort and Quality At Gulf Coast Periodontics

As a local of Victoria, Dr. Heard knew he wanted to serve the town he grew up in and care for the oral health of his neighbors. We believe in completing periodontal care correctly the first time around. That's why we work with many general dentists in the area. We receive numerous referrals from these offices because of the trust we've built with our patients and other dentists. Nothing at our practice is rushed, and our dentist ensures you understand your dental procedures and are comfortable throughout your dental appointment.

Call to learn more about our office and request a consultation:

(361) 573-1014

Patients Thank Our Dentist And Our Victoria Dental Team


Tammy Boehl


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In my book, Dr. Heard and his staff at Gulf Coast Periodontics are the absolute best! There is no other periodontist or office I would even consider.

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The TEAM at Gulf Coast Periodontics is first class. Dr. Rick is the VERY BEST!!! Victoria is so lucky to have such a talented and kind periodontist.

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Stunning Transformations Are In Your Reach

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Featured Dentistry Procedures We Offer

Dental Implants

Dental implants are the only way to prevent your jaw from receding after tooth loss. Dental implants replace your tooth roots to provide unmatched support for your restoration. Our dentist is highly certified in placing and restoring implants, having received a Master of Science in periodontics and implantology. 

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Gum Contouring

For patients with excess gum tissue who would like their gum line lifted, gum contouring offers a more balanced smile. Using a laser, we can precisely remove excess gum tissue to reveal more of your teeth. Gum contouring is a quick cosmetic procedure, usually completed in just one visit to our Victoria dental practice.

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Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and root planing are effective ways to prevent periodontal disease from progressing. Scaling and root planing are non-invasive cleaning methods to address the build-up of plaque and tartar below the gum line and along the tooth's surface. This is a relatively simple and cost-effective dental treatment to better your oral health and avoid more invasive measures.

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Soft Tissue Grafting

One of Dr. Heard's favorite dentistry procedures is soft tissue grafting, used to treat gum recession and periodontal disease. Dr. Heard is passionate about soft tissue grafting because it can change a patient's appearance, self-esteem, and oral health, all in one procedure. 

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Same-Day Teeth

After restoring your oral health with periodontal dental care treatments and dental implants, you won't want to go a day longer with missing teeth. We offer same-day teeth using our on-site CEREC® milling machine. We can create and place a temporary, customized crown, bridge, or denture right away to help you chew comfortably and speak clearly as soon as possible.

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Nervous About Dental Treatment? We Offer Sedation

Our dental team understands that a visit to the dentist can be anxiety-inducing, especially when oral surgery is involved. We can combine local numbing anesthesia with intravenous (IV) sedation to ensure complete comfort and a virtually painless procedure. 

Our on-site anesthesiologists, Drs. Derrick Garrett and Steve Janececk, are board-certified MDs who are highly trained to administer safe doses of sedation for our patients. 

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Do We Accept Insurance and Financing?


We are an out-of-network office, but we can help you file paperwork with your insurance. Not being a part of a network allows us to care for our patients without the restrictions placed on in-network dental offices.  


We accept monthly financing plans through CareCredit® to help make the cost of treatment manageable for patients without insurance plans, or whose procedure is not covered by their insurance plan. 

Dr. Rick Heard

Dr. Rick Heard

Dr. Heard is board-certified in periodontology and dental implant surgery with over 15 years of experience in the field. He is also a member of multiple prestigious organizations, including:

  • The American Academy of Periodontology
  • The American Dental Association
  • The McGuire Institute

Find out if you are a candidate for dental implants by requesting an appointment online or calling (361) 573-1014 today.

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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.

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