Dr. Eric Heisser was born and raised in Muskegon and attended Fruitport High School. After practicing in Bonita Springs, Florida for a few years, he’s excited to be back home and closer to family. He’s thrilled that he gets to serve his hometown, and he feels truly fortunate to work alongside a veteran team that allows him to deliver truly world-class dental care and service to each patient.
Why did you decide to
become a dentist?
The dentist that Dr. Eric grew up seeing was always so happy and upbeat, and this really made an impression on him. In addition to these positive experiences, Dr. Eric also consistently excelled in school, particularly when it came to science, and he liked working with people as well. Dentistry seemed like the perfect fit because it would allow him to combine his passions while helping people improve their health and appearance, all while owning his own business.
Where did you study dentistry?
Dr. Eric graduated cum laude from the top-ranked University of Michigan School of Dentistry after earning his Bachelor of Biology at U of M. Since graduating, he has continued to build off his exceptional foundation by completing more than 500 hours of continuing education courses.
To date, he has achieved recognition as a Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists as well as the Academy of General Dentistry (an accomplishment achieved by only 6% of dentists in the United States and Canada). Dr. Eric is currently a member of the American Dental Association and the Michigan Dental Association. He has also completed advanced training through prestigious post-graduate institutions including the Pankey Institute, Dawson Academy, and SPEAR Education.
What do you like to do outside of the dental office?
Dr. Eric’s entire family lives in West Michigan – from his grandparents to his 12 cousins. He also has two children of his own, and he loves spending as much time as possible with them and Dr. Ariel. Here’s something you might not know about him: he’s very tall. In fact, he’s earned the nickname “Gentle Giant” for that very reason!