The Most Advanced and Experienced Periodontal and Dental Implant Practice in the Houston Area

Barry W. Heaton DDS

Board Certified Periodontist and Dental Implant Surgeon

Dr. Barry Heaton is a sought-after, Board Certified Houston Periodontist and Houston Dental Implant Surgeon. Dr. Heaton is well known for his gentle manner, excellent standard of care, patient education and compassion for his patients. He has been in practice in Houston, Texas since 1985 and was the first periodontist to place dental implants in Houston. Over the course of his extensive career, Dr. Heaton has placed over 6000 dental implants.

Dr. Heaton has contributed to the professional dental journals for the Texas Dental Association and the Greater Houston Dental Society and is a published author of numerous studies on the connections between periodontal disease, gum disease, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Heaton is an alumnus and mentor with the University of Texas Dental School Houston where he gives back to the dental industry by teaching several times a year.

A young Dr. Heaton with Rose Bowl Queen
and Betty White


Bachelor of Science Degree
University of Houston 1975

Doctor of Dental Surgery DDS
University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston 1980

Post Graduate Certificate
University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston
Periodontics 1985

Advanced Training
University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston
Implantology 1987-1988
Soft Tissue Grafting 1988 & 1990
Bone Grafting and Bone Regeneration 1992-1994

Professional Memberships and Societies

GHDS Member Participation

1995 Peer Review
1996 Peer Review
1997 Peer Review
2005 Journal Editorial
2005 Delegate To TDA
2005 Journal Articles
2005 Alt Delegate to TDA
2005 Strategic Planning Adhoc
2007 Judicial Committee
2007 New Dentist
2008 Judicial Committee
2009 Judicial Committee


Periodontal manifestations of mucocutaneous disease: diagnosis and treatment.
Lynch DP, Heaton BW, Jacobi JA.
Tex Dent J. 1984 Sep;101(9):18-23. No abstract available.
PMID: 6385328

Childhood pseudohypophosphatasia. Clinical and laboratory study of two cases.
Heaton BW, McClendon JL.
Tex Dent J. 1986 Sep;103(9):4-8. No abstract available.
PMID: 3464116

Periodontal diseases of children and adolescents: a review.
Heaton BW. J Gt Houst Dent Soc. 1990 May;61(10):14. No abstract available.
PMID: 2375844

Periodontal regeneration.
Heaton BW, Crofcheck M.
J Gt Houst Dent Soc. 1990 May;61(10):11-3. Review. No abstract available.
PMID: 2198054

Articles Published – GHDS Journal

Periodontal Disease – Systemic Disease – A Review
February 2009 pgs 18-21

The Cardiovascular Disease – Periodontal
Disease Association
October 2007, pgs 19-21

Periodontal Disease – Diabetes Connection
April/May 2007, pgs 13-16

Periodontal Disease – Systemic Disease Linkage
February 2007, pgs. 16-18