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 is kind and sensitive to the anxiety one can experience with dental procedures. Highly recommend! 5 of 5 stars
Amanda Verified Patient
Oct 18, 2012
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 appreciate your kind personable approach to my current dental problem. Thank you! I plan on making my next visit to your office on Thursday August 16 D.V. 5 of 5 stars
Nelson G Verified Patient
Aug 15, 2012
excellent, professional,in & out 5 of 5 stars
Steve C Verified Patient
Jul 29, 2015
Larry P Verified Patient
Aug 22, 2014
The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. 5 of 5 stars
Andrea D Verified Patient
Mar 24, 2016
Great dentist and staff! 5 of 5 stars
Valdis G Verified Patient
Jun 20, 2014
As always, the providers here are focused on patient comfort and doing a stellar job. 5 of 5 stars
Susan W Verified Patient
Jun 15, 2015
You guys are great. I've recomended you to everyone. 5 of 5 stars
Laurie B Verified Patient
Apr 27, 2013
Being 42 years old I've gone to my fair share of dentist office over the years. I really enjoy this office. The staff is friendly, helpful and easy to talk to. Dr. Foster is great at his job, friendly, professional and down to earth. After listening to her cousin complain how much her dentist hurts her mouth, my daughter told her to come to our dentist cause it never hurts. To me, that was a great compliment on Dr. Fosters care. He's great with kids and adults. I'm not one who looks forward to the dentist (who does) but Dr. Foster and his staff make the experience a great one. 5 of 5 stars
Bradley F Verified Patient
Aug 02, 2011
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
It doesn't even feel like I am at the dentist office when I come in, the cleaning was easy and quick. I also like that this office is on the cutting edge of scheduling and dental technology. Thank you, Rob M. 5 of 5 stars
Robert M Verified Patient
Sep 27, 2011
excellent as usual 5 of 5 stars
Anonymous Verified Patient
Dec 27, 2015
Wonderful and as caring as ever! Deb, Karin and Jill did a great job while the three boys and I stopped in for cleanings. What can we say, we love you guys! 5 of 5 stars
Anonymous Verified Patient
Oct 02, 2015
I have been a patient for nearly 20 years and I have never had a bad experience. I love the whole staff and I feel welcomed every time I visit, whether it is my appointment or an appointment for my kids. My kids have been patients since they were each 4 years old as well. 5 of 5 stars
Jacylyn G Verified Patient
Mar 11, 2016
You guys are really great. The several times I've been there have had an excellent experience. Just appreciate your care and concern as well. Kevin Owel 4 of 5 stars
Kevin O Verified Patient
Apr 19, 2012
i found Dr. Foster and his staff really wonderful.ive been telling my fellow workers to check you guys out. 5 of 5 stars
Juanita D Verified Patient
Sep 17, 2014
As always, it was a wonderful trip to dr. Foster.The staff is very friendly and dr. Foster is a hoot!"No one" should ever fear going to dr. Foster.He's the "best"! 5 of 5 stars
Cheryl H Verified Patient
Apr 23, 2015
I love the staff, the always make me feel welcomed. The know me by name and always make me feel glad to see me. They are willing to work with my family in making sure our smile is bright. My family enjoys going to the dentist. 5 of 5 stars
Felipeta T Verified Patient
Jul 05, 2014
Thanks, :>)))))) 5 of 5 stars
Gail P Verified Patient
Oct 14, 2015
As always---------Excellent! 5 of 5 stars
Mike P Verified Patient
Jan 17, 2014
Very prompt and Professional Serviceand all employees does an excellent job,I would refer this company to everyone. 5 of 5 stars
Felacey J Verified Patient
May 21, 2016


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

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.
John Verified Patient
Apr 03, 2013

I all ways leave this office please with what ever I have done
Betty Verified Patient
Feb 21, 2014

© 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