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.

Finally I have found a dentist I can actually relax with in the chair and let him work. If you are looking for a dentist who does excellent work and who has the ability to put you at your ease this is the right place. The staff is also excellent. 5 of 5 stars
John Verified Patient
Apr 19, 2011
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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Amazing service as usual!!!! 5 of 5 stars
Alissa B Verified Patient
May 15, 2013
Had a good visit regarding my fillings. Ladies at front desk are persistent on getting me scheduled for my dental work. They keep me on my toes and don't forget about you. I was so relaxed that I almost feel asleep while Dr. Foster was drilling my teeth. Lol - Love my Dentist office :D 5 of 5 stars
Felipeta T Verified Patient
Jul 29, 2013
I have been a patient for almost 40 years, and Dr. Foster for quite a while. Dr. Foster and his staff are very professional, and I have great trust in them. I am not an easy patient, however, they work with my dental needs and financial situation for the best outcome.Dr. Foster is very understanding, and a wonderful doctor. 5 of 5 stars
Diane B Verified Patient
Jan 08, 2015
Most excellent dental staff. Cleaning went quicker than I've ever had it, so happy with the time in and out for appointment. Also, great deal on my new Oral-B spin brush! Thank you kindly! 5 of 5 stars
LeAndrea M Verified Patient
Aug 19, 2015
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
State of the art cleaning. I really like the ultrasonic cleaning. It makes the experience so much more comfortable. 5 of 5 stars
Gerard T Verified Patient
Oct 06, 2012
Great experience as always! 5 of 5 stars
Anthony H Verified Patient
Nov 04, 2015
Great dr Great hygienist 5 of 5 stars
Cheryl H Verified Patient
Apr 17, 2014
They always do a great job ! 5 of 5 stars
David G Verified Patient
Dec 28, 2012
Very nice 4 of 5 stars
Mike V Verified Patient
Jan 09, 2016
Very good experience and I hate to go to the Dentist. Very gentle .and explain things real well. 5 of 5 stars
Bill C Verified Patient
May 09, 2015
top notch, as usual 5 of 5 stars
Robert H Verified Patient
May 04, 2013
Always friendly and professional staff. Great service and care. 5 of 5 stars
Susan W Verified Patient
Jun 08, 2015
Just a nice place, very welcoming. 5 of 5 stars
Dennis B Verified Patient
Nov 08, 2015
David S Verified Patient
May 26, 2016
Didn't wait, super fast cleaning, doctor was present and checked me out immediately. comes HIGHLY recommended 5 of 5 stars
Jeff K Verified Patient
May 17, 2011
outstanding as usual! 5 of 5 stars
David F Verified Patient
Nov 14, 2014
The staff are always professional and friendly! 5 of 5 stars
Anonymous Verified Patient
Dec 17, 2015
I have always had a great experience at Dr. Foster's dentaloffice. 5 of 5 stars
Patricia K Verified Patient
Jan 21, 2015
Enjoyed my visit. No pain total gain. Didn't feel any pinch when I got my numb shot. Then with removal of old filling to put new one in. totally didn't feel a thing. Such a great experience considering shot and drilling were involved. Recommend Dr. Foster for friends and family. 5 of 5 stars
Felipeta T Verified Patient
May 12, 2012


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

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!!!
Amaris Verified Patient
Apr 15, 2012

Great first visit. The entire staff was friendly and helpful throughout my visit. I especially appreciated that both Marlee and Dr. Foster made sure to explain each process and the reason behind it.
Philip Verified Patient
Dec 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