Smile. Nice.

Eric J Foster D.D.S.
Dental South Building
630 36th Street SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49509
Call Today! (616) 538-4330

Smile. Nice.

Our mission is to help you achieve and maintain a healthy and beautiful smile by providing the highest levels of care and comfort with a personal touch that exceeds your expectations. We believe that it is this attention to detail that sets our practice apart. Whether your treatment involves implants or a routine cleaning, we will do our best to ensure that you have made the right choice in a dental office.

No problems... Technology!!!! 5 of 5 stars
Gail Verified Patient
Jan 29, 2015
About Us.

Eric J Foster D.D.S.
Your Dentist

Eric J. Foster is a graduate of The University of Detroit-Mercy School of Dentistry. After residing in the Greater-Detroit area for eight years, Dr. Foster is thrilled to be back serving his hometown of Grand Rapids. Dr. Foster’s dental philosophy focuses on gentle, conservative and prevention-based care. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association and is active in the West Michigan District Dental Society.

When he is out of the office, Dr. Foster enjoys travel, going to concerts and playing the piano and guitar. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have two kids. Matt is studying political science at Grand Valley State University and Elise will be starting grade school.

Jill VanEck
Front Desk/Finance Manager
Teri Lenartz
Front Desk/Scheduling Manager
Karin Drost
Karin RDH
Kaysey Tapanes
Kaysey RDH
Marlee Stouffer
Dental Assistant
Lynn VanderLugt
Dental Assistant
American Dental Association
Vizilite Plus
Michigan Dental Association
West Michigan District Dental Society

Family Dental Care
Family Matters

We offer complete care for your entire family. From seniors to toddlers, we pride ourselves on comprehensive services for all ages. Count on us to provide exceptional oral care from your child's first visit to the dentist through adulthood. Our primary goal is to provide a positive dental experience for the whole family.


Teeth that are crooked, misshapen or badly stained may be improved by a porcelain veneer placed on the surface of the affected teeth.


We offer multiple whitening options that can fit any budget. These simple, non-invasive procedures have effectively restored the smiles of people with stained, dull or discolored teeth.

Cosmetic Bonding

Using tooth-colored bonding we can enhance your smile by repairing chipped, crooked or poorly shaped teeth. This is often the best way to close those unwanted "gaps" between anterior teeth.

Gum and Bone Disease

There is no other area in dentistry more rampant or problematic than gum disease, or periodontitis. This bacterial process can start as simple as bleeding gums but can soon progress to the gum recession and bone destruction that is the hallmark of this disease. This is a typically painless process and the first symptom is often teeth that become loose or infected. This process can negatively impact patients general health, especially the cardiovascular system. Our office offers simple and deep cleaning options as well as the incredibly effective Perio Protect Program. This state-of-the-art treatment is a simple and painless way to avoid costly surgery and maintain teeth that were once seen as “hopeless”. Be sure to check out this exciting treatment in our Links section.

Root Canal Therapy

Our office offers a full array of root canal treatment. Most abcessed teeth can be treated “in office” without the referral to a specialist. Root canal treatment can immediately eliminate pain from an infected tooth and can allow for full function again. A diseased nerve in a tooth can cause a host of problems. Pain and sensitivity are some of the first indications of a problem, but if it is unresolved a spreading infection can cause small pockets of pus to develop, leading to an abscess. Root canal therapy removes the diseased tissue, halting the spread of infection and restoring the health portion of the tooth. Most patients who have a root canal experience little or no discomfort and enjoy a restored tooth that can last as long as its healthy original.

Dental Implants

The placement of an implant for a missing tooth is one of the greatest revolutions in dentistry. Without harming neighboring teeth a small titanium post/implant is placed in the jaw. This allows us to restore the space with a fully functional, esthetic crown. With a long term success rate second to none, the dental implant is a great option for reliability and function.

Snoring and Sleep Apnea/Grinding
Sleep Appliances

The prevalence of sleep issues is rising in the general population. A sleep study is necessary to fully diagnose these issues. With the results of this study, we can fabricate an appliance that helps to keep your airway open during sleep. This can provide better rest for you and your spouse/partner. Our office has also seen an increase in the clenching or grinding of the teeth in many individuals. A soft or hard night guard can save the wear-and-tear on your teeth and muscles.




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Frendly 5 of 5 stars
Randall S Verified Patient
Dec 08, 2015
On time, pleasant and helpful. 5 of 5 stars
Willis D Verified Patient
Oct 31, 2014
Dr foster is great. Office staff can be a little pushy with getting things scheduled. Don't like their billing and need to offer payment plans. Dr recommended redoing the crown done almost 3 yrs ago. But with prorated it's still more than waiting a couple years and having ins pay half. If it's recommended this early it should be done free or severely discounted maybe $100 or $200.. I already owe balances for 7 family members. I hate going to the dentist (other than for cleaning) because it is so expensive! I wish they offered a monthly payment plan that could help one-income families like mine. 3 of 5 stars
Arlene P Verified Patient
Jun 12, 2014
As always it was a pleasure going to Dr. Foster's office from the initial greeting, through the hygienist, to the doctor, to billing on the way out the entire staff is a pleasure to deal with. 5 of 5 stars
David S Verified Patient
Jun 06, 2013
Anonymous Verified Patient
Jan 07, 2016
So glad you have "painless" ways to clean teeth! Enjoy my visit each time. Thanks. Mary 5 of 5 stars
Mary T Verified Patient
May 25, 2013
great job ! 4 of 5 stars
Scott V Verified Patient
Jan 30, 2016
Having a background in sales and marketing for over 40 years, I am always sensitive to how products or services are provided. Having said this, at the bare minimum I want to be treated as a customer, the group here goes one step beyond making their patients as comfortable as possible both in the exam rooms as well as the office support group. Keep up the good work! 5 of 5 stars
Kenneth A Verified Patient
May 13, 2015
Seriously, I've always hated the dentist. My experiences with Dr Foster and his team have been fantastic! I appreciate the explanations of technology, procedures, and after care. It really helps to put my mind at ease. I no longer have anxiety when going to the dentist. 5 of 5 stars
Shaina S Verified Patient
Mar 03, 2013
I felt that the staff was very interested in my well-being and my dental care. 5 of 5 stars
Patricia K Verified Patient
May 30, 2013
Another awesome experience with Dr. Foster. Best dentist in the area by far 5 of 5 stars
James P Verified Patient
Jan 16, 2016
friendly staff and they all know what they are doing!!! thank you so much !!! 5 of 5 stars
James N Verified Patient
Dec 23, 2010
I'm biased. My sister in law works there. Still I would definitely recommend them. They were all so friendly and caring. I liked my past dentist, but Eric was great and his staff was just as kind and helpful. 5 of 5 stars
Matt G Verified Patient
Apr 29, 2016
quick, easy,and painless 5 of 5 stars
Gary D Verified Patient
Jan 19, 2016
Staff are warm and welcoming. They attend to patients promptly. 3 of 5 stars
Beth K Verified Patient
Mar 23, 2015
Dr Foster and his staff are wonderful. 5 of 5 stars
Tonya S Verified Patient
Oct 25, 2012
I was very impressed with the ability to make me feel comfortable. I actually enjoyed my time at the dentist. Genuine and masterful skill. 5 of 5 stars
Kenneth W Verified Patient
Dec 26, 2013
I always have a good experience. 5 of 5 stars
David G Verified Patient
Sep 02, 2013
Top-notch dentistry at its' best. 5 of 5 stars
Bruce K Verified Patient
Feb 17, 2011
Even with my mess up they worked me in. !!!!!! 5 of 5 stars
Dennis B Verified Patient
May 11, 2016


Monday 10am - 6:30pm (alternating weeks)
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 7am - 1pm (alternating weeks)

David Verified Patient
Oct 08, 2015

Top-notch dentistry at its' best.
Bruce Verified Patient
Feb 17, 2011

© 2015 Dr. Eric J. Foster D.D.S. P.L.C.
Dental South Building
630 36th Street SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Call Today! (616) 538-4330 :: Fax: (616) 538-5353