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 a wonderful experience! 5 of 5 stars
Anonymous Verified Patient
May 03, 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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This is a great place to go. They are reasonably priced, very friendly and I don't dread going! I love my dentist! How often do you hear that!!! 5 of 5 stars
Amaris P Verified Patient
Apr 15, 2012
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 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 K Verified Patient
Jul 25, 2012
Excellent service 5 of 5 stars
Anonymous Verified Patient
May 29, 2015
Doctor Foster was very personable, kind, courteous and most of all explained everything in detail about what was likely to happen in upcoming visits. 5 of 5 stars
Robert R Verified Patient
May 26, 2013
Wonderful Dentist & Staff 5 of 5 stars
Carrie B Verified Patient
Aug 08, 2013
Excellent...from the front desk to Dr. Foster and everyone in between! Happy to be your patient. Thanks!!Mark 5 of 5 stars
Mark P Verified Patient
Oct 02, 2014
Karen, Keep up the professionalism. Eric, same for you. It is great to see a patient and haved them thank me for leaving them in such great care.Best front office team in GR.I miss Dentistry a lot. Dr B 5 of 5 stars
Eugene B Verified Patient
May 07, 2012
Everyone is kind, friendly, and Dr. F is an excellent dentist. 5 of 5 stars
Joan G Verified Patient
Apr 06, 2013
I always love coming to the dentist! The staff is wonderful and care about me as a person, not just another patient. 5 of 5 stars
Anonymous Verified Patient
Mar 12, 2015
Dr. Foster & his staff does an amazing job everytime going above & beyond to make sure you are comfortable. They are all good people that does a great job at what they do!thanks for that =) 5 of 5 stars
Darla H Verified Patient
Dec 21, 2012
The service was wonderful, my teeth were cared for with alacrity and dispach I had the filling completed in amost record time and without additional cost, which was terrific. The hygenist was very very cordial and was able to keep me at ease. Thanks to all of the pwesons at the office I shall return. ted bailey 4 of 5 stars
Theron E Verified Patient
Jul 11, 2012
Great people. Excellent care, as always. 5 of 5 stars
Dave R Verified Patient
Dec 02, 2015
Dr. Foster is always great along with his staff. Very professional and patient! 5 of 5 stars
Kristen C Verified Patient
Nov 19, 2011
Very competent and caring people in this office. 5 of 5 stars
Mary M Verified Patient
Apr 28, 2016
Dr Foster and his staff are wonderful. 5 of 5 stars
Tonya S Verified Patient
Oct 25, 2012
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
I always enjoy seeing everyone. See you in a few weeks for a crown. 5 of 5 stars
Sharon S Verified Patient
Aug 23, 2011
Timely and met my expectations. 5 of 5 stars
Anonymous Verified Patient
Jul 27, 2013
Great service 5 of 5 stars
James D Verified Patient
Jun 05, 2013


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

Appreciate the time the team takes to put me at ease prior to beginning a procedure.For many individuals a visit to the dentist is not at the top of their fun things to do, but when you also deal with anxiety, it's important to be surrounded by understanding individuals.
Cathy Verified Patient
Oct 14, 2015

You need to add stars to the rating. Five stars is not near enough. As always, my treatment was excellent. No pain, no fear. Thank you for the excellent care
John Verified Patient
Feb 08, 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