Our family dentists provide compassionate care steeped in faith, advanced training, and technology:
Dr. Rachel C. Heard
Dr. Rachel Heard has been practicing dentistry in Victoria, TX, since 2001. She graduated with her BA degree in biology from University of Texas in Austin, while earning the UT Health Science Center Women’s Faculty Leadership Award in 1997.
After dental school, she served in the US Air Force from 1997-2001. In June of 1998, she became the company grade officer of the Quarter Brooks Air Force base. She also won the Professional Image Award of the Year in the Brooks Air Force base medical squadron that same year.
Dr. Heard is whole-heartedly committed to the community in which she serves. She worked as the secretary of the local dental society from 2006-2007, the treasurer and vice president from 2007-2008, and the president from 2008-2009. She has served in the Junior League of Victoria for ten years, where she is currently a sustainer. In addition, she has served on several boards including the Victoria Ballet Theatre and St. Joseph High School.
When she’s not improving people’s lives through dentistry, Dr. Rachel enjoys fishing, running, triathlons, volunteering at the coffee shop at church, traveling on mission trips, and supporting community organizations.
Dr. Richard H. Heard
Dr. Richard H. Heard started Victoria Family Dentistry in 1973. This came just after his graduation from Texas A&M in 1970, and his graduation from the University of Texas Dental Branch of Houston in 1973.
In 1983, he moved the practice to its present location, where it has remained since. After 43 years in dentistry, Dr. Heard's favorite part about his job is seeing people, and some of his favorite people to see are his early patient’s grandchildren.
Dr. Heard currently works part time and enjoys making dentures and partials. His favorite hobbies are collecting guns, knives and glassware.
“Definitely the best dentist I have ever been to. Dr. Rachel and her staff really care about their patients, and are able to put an anxious person at ease. They all do an awesome job, are personable and very professional. I would recommend Dr. Rachel and her staff to anyone!” Kathleen H.