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.

Always great. Great staff. Great Dentist. .Gene B. 5 of 5 stars
Eugene Verified Patient
Oct 10, 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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Larry P Verified Patient
Jun 27, 2013
My gums have really improved since I started coming to this dental practice. 5 of 5 stars
Patricia K Verified Patient
Apr 30, 2014
The staff is always pleasant and friendly, and they treat me like family.. 5 of 5 stars
Anonymous Verified Patient
Aug 07, 2013
I enjoy going to visit my dentist. Dr. Foster & the Staff are great and treat me like family. I am happy I have no cavities but bummed that i have to wait 6 months to come back. Great experience. 5 of 5 stars
Felipeta T Verified Patient
Jul 10, 2015
Dr. Foster is kind and sensitive to the anxiety one can experience with dental procedures. Highly recommend! 5 of 5 stars
Amanda B Verified Patient
Oct 18, 2012
Wonderful as always. Looking forward to my next cleaning. I would recommend them to anyone! 5 of 5 stars
Jane S Verified Patient
Sep 22, 2014
Larry P Verified Patient
Apr 11, 2014
Dr Foster and his entire team make "going to the dentist" a treat!! Dr Foster is kind, gentle and extremely knowledgable in his field.His state of the art equipment and the experience of his staff make our 2 visits per year a breeze.No more anxiety...Definitely a NO FEAR ZONE! 5 of 5 stars
Cheri B Verified Patient
Mar 24, 2012
You guys are great as always 5 of 5 stars
Rosemary F Verified Patient
Feb 18, 2016
Appointment was on time and very thorough. 5 of 5 stars
Willis D Verified Patient
Apr 05, 2014
As always, my experience with the Dr. Foster and his entire staff was very pleasant. The office is always so neat and clean, the personnel are so friendly, and knowledgeable regarding all procedures performed. Karen even remembered things we talked about at my last visit regarding my family, etc. That visit was 6 months ago! Thanks, all. See you next year ..... 5 of 5 stars
Marianne O Verified Patient
Dec 14, 2011
Dr Foster's office is wonderful. He provides excellent care, and his staff are very kind:) 5 of 5 stars
Amber P Verified Patient
Feb 26, 2014
The office staff is excellent. Very nice and helpful. Dr. Foster is great. 5 of 5 stars
Brooke W Verified Patient
Apr 05, 2014
So thankful you could take me in so quick . Doing fine you corrected things for me and thank you again 5 of 5 stars
Maxine F Verified Patient
Mar 20, 2015
I was terrified of the dentist...PTSD I suppose from past experiences...and Dr. Foster and the crew took all of that anxiety away!!! Amazing! So confident and thrilled with my choice to switch providers! Thank you to the team, see you next week!! 5 of 5 stars
Melissa D Verified Patient
Apr 12, 2014
5 star treatment very happy and comfortable 5 of 5 stars
Laurie B Verified Patient
Dec 08, 2012
My smile gets better every time I have an appointment. That is a great thing. Thanks for all your hard work on making my smile be okay to me. That is an accomplishment. 5 of 5 stars
John V Verified Patient
May 05, 2011
I always have a good experience. 5 of 5 stars
David G Verified Patient
Sep 02, 2013
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
Great cleaning experience with Karin. She does a gentle, thorough cleaning. All the staff is very friendly and helpful with my insurance coverage. Dr. Foster, please don't hold a grudge for saying you were getting gray. Must have been the angle. 5 of 5 stars
Mary V Verified Patient
Mar 11, 2016


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

Loved it. Like seeing you guys. REALLY enjoy going to the dentist. But I hated the weather. You guys need to order something better. :)
Barbara Verified Patient
Feb 05, 2015

I just had a lot of work done to prepare for a bridge, and as usual, another very good experience. Very professional dentist and staff.
Cathleen Verified Patient
Jun 21, 2013

© 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