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.

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 Verified Patient
Mar 20, 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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I Love it there. I took my 4yr old for his first time and he was scared out of his mind until he got there and the lady talk to him. He enjoyed his teeth being clean and wanted to go back the next day. 5 of 5 stars
Stephanie W Verified Patient
Feb 21, 2013
I feel that the people in the office really care about me and my teeth. 5 of 5 stars
Patricia K Verified Patient
Oct 08, 2013
Every thing was done in an excellent manner, the persons who worked on my teeth did a wonderful job, no pain, quickly done, total satisfaction 5 of 5 stars
Theron E Verified Patient
Nov 22, 2011
Everyone is so friendly and the atmosphere is so relaxing. 5 of 5 stars
Deana H Verified Patient
Sep 18, 2015
Great appt. but I left my mouth guard. Please send it to my house, I am not going to be in your area for some time. 4 of 5 stars
Michael H Verified Patient
Jun 01, 2012
I love Dr. Fosters. Everyone is so nice and friendly. They were great to my son and showed him the tools they used on me to keep him from getting bored. The service is excellent. I recommend everyone go here!!!!! 5 of 5 stars
Amaris P Verified Patient
Apr 06, 2011
Wonnderful andcaring 5 of 5 stars
Lynn M Verified Patient
Jul 12, 2014
Friendly, caring Excellent service 5 of 5 stars
Juanita S Verified Patient
Jan 29, 2013
It was wonderfully prevalent to my dental integrity, and I will go again! 5 of 5 stars
Brian F Verified Patient
Jan 22, 2016
Dr. Foster and all the staff are excellent. I have been there over 20 years and would not go anywhere else!!!!!! They go above and beyond to make you comfortable and feel at ease. They are the best!! 5 of 5 stars
Jenny K Verified Patient
Jun 23, 2015
I had a wonderful experience! Dr Foster is great about explaining everything and answering my questions and the staff is very friendly and helpful. I would recommend Dr Foster to anybody needing dental care! 5 of 5 stars
Tiffany H Verified Patient
Feb 27, 2013
Very pleased, as always. I am not bias. Dr B 5 of 5 stars
Eugene B Verified Patient
Nov 15, 2012
Dr. Foster's office is the best. Dr. Foster is highly skilled and provides pain-free care. The hygeinists and assistants all are very competent and gentle. Everyone in this office is kind, friendly, professional and very helpful. You'll be glad you came here! 5 of 5 stars
Mary M Verified Patient
Sep 07, 2012
You still need more stars. I am very pleased with all the work you have done on my mouth. It all looks great. Thank you for all your efforts on my part. 5 of 5 stars
John V Verified Patient
Apr 03, 2013
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
Very professional crew and pleasant visit. 5 of 5 stars
Rosemary F Verified Patient
Feb 27, 2015
All that i can say is Great as always. Thanks 5 of 5 stars
David G Verified Patient
Aug 14, 2014
I enjoyed going to the dentist for my 6 month cleaning. The staff is always friendly and welcoming. Dr. Foster is always a pleasure to see and always has time for you with a smile on his face. I appreciate the staff working with me on my schedule and billing. Thanks again. 5 of 5 stars
Felipeta T Verified Patient
Jun 06, 2013
Always a great experience! 5 of 5 stars
Carrie B Verified Patient
Mar 14, 2014
Jill was kind, courteous and very professional. She explained everything in such a manner that I could understand and comprehend that I was very much at ease with the process of getting my teeth cleaned and am looking forward to my next dental cleaning. 5 of 5 stars
Robert R Verified Patient
Jun 21, 2013


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

As always---------Excellent!
Mike Verified Patient
Jan 17, 2014

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.
Douglas Verified Patient
Apr 12, 2012

© 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