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.

Dr Foster and his staff are always GREAT!! Thanks!! 5 of 5 stars
Lisa Verified Patient
May 02, 2013
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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Service & staff are totally awesome! Best place to accommodate adults & children. My only request would be the option to decline services not covered by insurance and life would be grand. Overall this office is the best! 4 of 5 stars
Tiffany W Verified Patient
Apr 06, 2016
The service at Dr. Foster's office was outstanding as usual!!!!! 5 of 5 stars
Alissa B Verified Patient
Dec 11, 2013
i have been going to doc foster since he stsrted and doc bono for years. since i started they have always been concerned about me and confort and dental care ,IN THAT ORDER i will continue to go to them and leave happy every time 5 of 5 stars
Randall S Verified Patient
Oct 18, 2011
I always have a good experience. 5 of 5 stars
David G Verified Patient
Sep 02, 2013
Dr. Foster and crew provide such a warm and welcoming environment. I like the early morning appointments as it starts their day off with laughter. I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for a dentist. 5 of 5 stars
Jason P Verified Patient
May 13, 2011
Very competent and caring people in this office. 5 of 5 stars
Mary M Verified Patient
Apr 28, 2016
Always a pleasure. 5 of 5 stars
Michelle T Verified Patient
Mar 21, 2013
Thanks, :>)))))) 5 of 5 stars
Gail P Verified Patient
Oct 14, 2015
Very good service. Keep up the good work. 5 of 5 stars
Paul M Verified Patient
Apr 11, 2013
Amazing as always! 5 of 5 stars
Melissa D Verified Patient
May 06, 2015
Great office and great people. 5 of 5 stars
Eugene B Verified Patient
Sep 27, 2015
Staff is very professional, latest technology with great results. Always have a great time being there. 5 of 5 stars
Nikki K Verified Patient
Apr 21, 2016
I enjoyed spending part of my summer vacation with all of you. You all are awesome thanks! 5 of 5 stars
Linda W Verified Patient
Aug 18, 2011
As always---------Excellent! 5 of 5 stars
Mike P Verified Patient
Jan 17, 2014
Always a great experience! 5 of 5 stars
Carrie B Verified Patient
Mar 14, 2014
As always, a great exam. 5 of 5 stars
Gail P Verified Patient
Aug 01, 2013
The office and staff are great! 5 of 5 stars
Brooke W Verified Patient
Mar 27, 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
Great place to be a member. 5 of 5 stars
Rosemary F Verified Patient
Apr 21, 2016
I saw Dr. Foster and Marlie yesterday for my appointment. I'm very satisfied with the service delivery. The other hygienist that I see as well always do a great job putting me at ease upon walking in the door and provide excellent service. The exceptional customer service begins with a hello when you walk in the door, everyone calling you by name and staff taking a moment to chat or ask you about the kids on the way out. I had a same day crown and the technology was amazing! I would highly recommend it. I used to have a little anxiety priority to scheduling time for some dental work-up/procedures but the understanding, friendliness, level of knowledge and skill that Dr. Foster and staff possess surpass that because I know they do great work all the time! 5 of 5 stars
Teresa B Verified Patient
May 06, 2015


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

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.
Patricia Verified Patient
Jul 25, 2012

The whole office does a great job. Nice folks and they make visits easy and pleasant.
Mark Verified Patient
Jun 13, 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