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.

friendly staff and they all know what they are doing!!! thank you so much !!! 5 of 5 stars
James Verified Patient
Dec 23, 2010
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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Great customer service. 5 of 5 stars
Angelina S Verified Patient
Sep 16, 2015
Staff are always friendly and polite. Staff take their time to answer any questions you have and provide education throughout your visit. A dental visit to Dr. Foster's office is more than an appointment for your oral health, everyone makes you feel welcome and staff always ask about your family/children and work. Thanks Guys/Gals! 5 of 5 stars
Teresa B Verified Patient
Nov 09, 2015
Excellent window views 5 of 5 stars
Albert W Verified Patient
May 29, 2014
Always friendly and professional staff. Great service and care. 5 of 5 stars
Susan W Verified Patient
Jun 08, 2015
Very good 5 of 5 stars
Bill C Verified Patient
May 24, 2014
Probably the warmest, friendliest, proficient, office I have ever used. They have a way of making you feel very cared for. 5 of 5 stars
Barbara A Verified Patient
Nov 30, 2015
Both Dr and staff were exceptionally friendly. Care was great! 5 of 5 stars
Andrea D Verified Patient
Jul 09, 2015
The Dr. And the staff are always so friendly and welcoming. We always feel like family there. 5 of 5 stars
Simone S Verified Patient
Aug 07, 2015
The whole office is friendly and do great work! Thanks! 5 of 5 stars
Linda C Verified Patient
Jun 11, 2014
My gums have really improved since I started coming to this dental practice. 5 of 5 stars
Patricia K Verified Patient
Apr 30, 2014
My whole family goes to Dr. Foster. I always enjoy visiting Dr. Foster's office. Everyone is so nice and friendly. Karin and Jill are very thoughtful remembering details about things going on with my family and me. Dr. Foster has such a kind and gentle bedside manner. And, of course, everyone is very good at their job. No complaints whatsoever! 5 of 5 stars
Holly R Verified Patient
Jan 02, 2014
All aspects of my latest visit were very fine. 5 of 5 stars
Walt J Verified Patient
Dec 07, 2012
Loved it. Loved having mouth open for an hour! No really Dr. Foster is great. Very gentle. Have all the faith in the world in him. 5 of 5 stars
Barbara W Verified Patient
Aug 14, 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
David S Verified Patient
May 26, 2016
Dr. Foster has exceptional skills, his work is excellent, and he is very pleasant. I am very lucky to have a Dentist with his skills, I do not think there are many other Dentists as skilled as Dr. Foster! 5 of 5 stars
Mark R Verified Patient
Jun 26, 2013
Dr. Eric Foster & Staff are without doubt give the most excellent of dental and office experience while caring for patients. 5 of 5 stars
Regina B Verified Patient
Mar 31, 2012
Staff always so friendly and informative; always a pleasant experience! 5 of 5 stars
Ulla K Verified Patient
Dec 03, 2015
Karin did a great job, but it was disconcerting not seeing the Dr. too. Thankfully, Karin didn't have any concerns about my teeth. 3 of 5 stars
Anonymous Verified Patient
Jul 10, 2014
Dr. Foster has capable hands and a great chairside manner. If one has to visit the dentist he is the one to see. I really appreciate the nurse assistant and the lovely office staff. How can you not like to visit this dentist when the assistants are all so perfectly perfect. thanks for a good visit. ted bailey 5 of 5 stars
Theron E Verified Patient
Apr 19, 2012


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

Dr. Foster is kind, experienced and gentle; his staff is excellent and friendly. 5 Stars for sure!
Terrance Verified Patient
Mar 24, 2013

Easy and painless! Everybody there made my experience nice. Thanks.
Anonymous Verified Patient
Jun 25, 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