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 Bachelors 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 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 parents, grandparents, and 12 cousins all live in West Michigan. He considers his cousins to be his best friends, and thanks to their 13 children, everyone stays busy and enjoys a lot of quality family time. He and his family are avid outdoorsmen who love to fish and hunt; he looks forward to the deer camp in the fall and hunting Morel mushrooms in the spring. He also likes staying active by lifting weights, which he says frees up his diet and allows him to indulge in his passion for buffalo wings!