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.

I really appreciated the concern of the hygienist for a problem she discovered with one of my teeth. I know that I received excellent care. 5 of 5 stars
Patricia Verified Patient
Jul 25, 2012
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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Dr. Foster and his staff are great, friendly, happy to help. 5 of 5 stars
Jay H Verified Patient
Jun 05, 2015
I do believe that all aspects of my visit and treatment were excellent. The only thing I would change is that either I or your office would have to move so that your office were closer, but I do not believe either of us are going to move, so that will remain. 5 of 5 stars
Walt J Verified Patient
May 03, 2011
As usual dr foster and his staff are outstanding. Do you know of another dr who comes out sits down with you and have a conversation?!?!He's terrific!! 5 of 5 stars
Cheryl H Verified Patient
Jul 08, 2015
Great visit..see you next winter. 5 of 5 stars
Anonymous Verified Patient
May 22, 2015
Dr. Foster and his crew are the BEST! 5 of 5 stars
Janna H Verified Patient
Jan 06, 2016
It's nice coming in and being greeted with "Good morning Peta". They know who I am even though it's been over 6 months. They are ready and prepared to work with me not only on my teeth but with billing. I appreciate the hard work and the staff. So kind and friendly and makes going to the dentist enjoyable. 5 of 5 stars
Felipeta T Verified Patient
Sep 22, 2011
We moved to the Grand Rapids area in 1973 and was referred to this office (formerly Dr. Bonofiglo) in 1981 by friends. We couldn't be happier. Since Dr. B retired and Dr Eric took over, there has been no letdown in service, in fact it's gotten better. The entire staff makes you feel like you're home. We moved about 40 miles away in 1983 but we still come here for all our dental care. Our kids grew up in this office and now they take their kids here as well. My wife and I highly recommend Dr. Eric and his staff. 5 of 5 stars
Douglas L Verified Patient
Apr 12, 2012
very satisfied :) 5 of 5 stars
Barbara W Verified Patient
Jul 13, 2013
I always recieve great service at Dr Fosters office, the staff is friendly and thoughtful of my concerns . I would recommned to anyone looking for a new dentist. 5 of 5 stars
Kerri T Verified Patient
Aug 28, 2013
My teeth never felt so clean before. The hygienist was personable and did an excellent job. Dr. Foster is great. Thanks again 5 of 5 stars
Cheryl H Verified Patient
Sep 21, 2012
Professional, courteous and very personal. The team is very knowledgeable and will always work for the best interest of the patient. 5 of 5 stars
Marcus S Verified Patient
Aug 14, 2015
love this office!! Great staff and doctor Foster is so nice. 5 of 5 stars
Brooke W Verified Patient
Mar 05, 2014
All was fine as usual.Only blip was that I didn't feel the new higenist cleaned my teeth as thoroughly as I had experienced with the former higenist. However, it was my first appointment with her, and possibly she was been extra cautious. 4 of 5 stars
Cathy B Verified Patient
Apr 13, 2016
The most Exceptional, state of the art, personalized dental care I have ever experienced, which is why after moving 80 miles away, I continue to seek dental care here!! The entire staff are so welcoming, friendly and supportive. Wouldn't consider dental services anywhere else!! Anyone out there really nervous about going to the dentist?....then this is the place for you!! I was a nervous wreck the first visit to this office, and my teeth were just as big a wreck!! After a personalized plan and a whole bunch of support, I love my smile, I love my visits to this office, and I love the Staff!! Would recommend their services to anyone! :) 5 of 5 stars
Talona C Verified Patient
Aug 30, 2012
Dr. Foster and everyone in the office offer so much more than great dental care. They take the time to know and care for you and your family. I have never felt condemned or ridiculed if my teeth were not in tip top shape. All of our kids like going to their teeth cleanings because the hygienists are kind and patient. They even allow the kids to watch cartoons and offer balloons when they're finished. When I had to have an old crown replaced on my front tooth, not only did they fit me in ASAP, but the on site lab was able to send a tech over to match the color to the rest of my teeth. As a result of their skill and caring, this crown matches the rest of my teeth resulting in a very natural smile that I couldn't be happier with. I'm looking forward to having a second crown replaced with them soon. Their efforts to comfort you while having work done are superb as well. Dr. Foster was recommended to me by a trusted friend. Because I am so grateful for this team, I recommend them to anyone who mentions dental needs. Just top notch skill and care all around. 5 of 5 stars
Anonymous Verified Patient
Jun 21, 2015
Always enjoy seeing all of you. You are all so friendly. Also we feel confident in this office. Bob and Carol 5 of 5 stars
Robert D Verified Patient
Sep 20, 2012
Timely and met my expectations. 5 of 5 stars
Anonymous Verified Patient
Jul 27, 2013
WHAT CAN I SAY--YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST!!!!!!!! 5 of 5 stars
Mary A Verified Patient
Mar 21, 2013
Been my dentist most of his career. Good advice,good service, good people 5 of 5 stars
Randall S Verified Patient
Aug 05, 2015
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


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

Dr. Foster and the staff are always so kind and personable. They greet you by name with a smile. That simple act puts you at ease and makes you feel like you're important to them. They not only provide great customer service, but great patient care as well!
Anonymous Verified Patient
Jan 15, 2014

had a filling done and did not feel a thing. so far really like this service and staff
James Verified Patient
Oct 18, 2014

© 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