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.

went well . Thank You... 5 of 5 stars
Ralph Verified Patient
Sep 04, 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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Let me start by saying that I've gone to other dentist and by far Dr foster and his staff have been the best. Always very friendly and very fast. There is almost no waiting. 5 of 5 stars
Luis G Verified Patient
Aug 10, 2012
never a worry when I visit this office. Excellent staff & Dentist!!!! 5 of 5 stars
Mary B Verified Patient
Aug 07, 2012
My dental problems were addressed, explained, and solutions offered in a non-scarey, friendly way. I feel that I'm in good hands here! 4 of 5 stars
Anonymous Verified Patient
Feb 22, 2012
As always it was a pleasure to go to the dentist.Dr. Foster, Karin and Ann were all very nice.Glad to have them as my dentist, hygienist and billet!!! 5 of 5 stars
Cheryl H Verified Patient
Oct 23, 2014
I'm pleased to recommend Dr Eric Foster. His office is skilled at practicing the most current techniques and the staff is always wonderful to work with. Dr Foster is gentle and calming, and a skilled dentist. 5 of 5 stars
Anonymous Verified Patient
Oct 31, 2011
As always my experience was very good. Your personnel are friendly and very professional and make going to the dentist a pleasant experience! 5 of 5 stars
Linda R Verified Patient
Feb 09, 2016
We really appreciate the great care we get from Dr. Foster and his entire team. Everyone is friendly and helpful. 5 of 5 stars
Susan W Verified Patient
Jan 16, 2011
I was very impressed by the attention to detail. I feel that my dental care is in very good hands. 5 of 5 stars
Patricia K Verified Patient
Apr 26, 2012
the staff is always friendly and willing to work with you whether it be scheduling or billing. so appreciate that! 5 of 5 stars
Julie W Verified Patient
Jun 14, 2012
This was an outstanding service. I had a detached crown. When I called Dr. Foster on Saturday I expected consultation and not to be seen the same day. I did not only get to be seen by Dr. Foster as soon as possible, I was called to his office within one hour of my phone call. My crown actually fits/feels better than it did when my previous dentist initially cemented it. I am able to chew with confidence and without any pain. Thank youOmer 5 of 5 stars
Omer H Verified Patient
Apr 15, 2014
As always---------Excellent! 5 of 5 stars
Mike P Verified Patient
Jan 17, 2014
Everything was great and Dr. Foster is the best dentist I have gone used. However, I hate having to answer cheesy reviews. 5 of 5 stars
Mike P Verified Patient
Oct 31, 2014
The office is very professional, always courteous and on time with the patients comfort in mind. Dr. Foster uses the latest technology, so that procedures are done correctly and with minimum discomfort to the patient. 5 of 5 stars
Anonymous Verified Patient
Apr 01, 2015
I used my new electric toothbrush for the first time felt great! Thanks for letting me in on the rebate, it made it very affordable. Thank you, Kim Bugher 5 of 5 stars
Kimberly B Verified Patient
Nov 12, 2014
My experience with Deb is always great. I really enjoy her company and she does a wonderful job on my teeth. 4 of 5 stars
Kathryn A Verified Patient
Jul 15, 2015
I haven't had so much fun since the pigs ate my baby sister !! 5 of 5 stars
Mike P Verified Patient
Jun 13, 2012
I felt that the staff saw me as an individual and treated me accordingly. 5 of 5 stars
Patricia K Verified Patient
Nov 08, 2012
Friendly, explains everything, 5 of 5 stars
Cindy L Verified Patient
May 28, 2014
My experience was great as usual from the minute I entered to the time I left. Very professional group of people. Thanks for all you do. 5 of 5 stars
Arlene V Verified Patient
Jan 27, 2016
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


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

Awesome experience! Always a friendly staff and interested in my personal well being. I always look forward to my visits.
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Jul 18, 2012

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© 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