About Dr. Eric


“If you want the best dental care you have ever had, go see Dr Eric. I had a crown and a bridge done and the procedure went great. He will make sure you are comfortable at all times.”

- Michael J.

Dr. Eric Forsberg

Being a Dentist is a great privilege for Dr. Eric, who earned his Doctorate from the University of Iowa in 2003, and in 2011 opened the doors to Altoona Smiles’ initial location off of 8th Street. With more than 20 years of clinical experience, Dr. Eric enjoys the variety that comes with helping people Smile! Professionally Dr. Eric has completed certifications with the American Academy of Facial Esthetics and Invisalign, is an active member of the American Dental Association and Iowa chapter, and is a self described dental nerd and lover of Dad jokes. He also spent over a decade teaching as an adjunct professor for the Univ. of Iowa College of Dentistry. Dr. Eric encourages and coaches patients to take an active role in educating and learning about oral health matters. Unlocking the Smile patients see within themselves is his professional passion.

Dr. Eric is proficient and has experience with esthetic makeovers, Invisalign, Botox, Root Canals, Extractions, and tooth replacement options such as implants, bridges, and even dentures. He takes pride in offering customized solutions that focus on quality and value.

Personally, Dr. Eric was born and raised a Hawkeye, and enjoys all things football. Once upon a time he played for Central College, and served as coach for multiple age levels. He also enjoys traveling, hiking, homemade ice cream, and relaxing with family.

I’m Dr. Eric, co-owner and Dentist at Altoona Smiles Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. On a wing and a prayer we opened our doors for business in 2011. Since that time I’ve been delighted by the outpouring of support from patients and grateful for the opportunity to connect and be a part of individuals and families smiling more.

I graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2003 with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery, and my first day in practice was in Newton, IA anxiously waiting and pacing for my license to be assigned while patients had already arrived and were waiting for their appointments. Looking back I can laugh now and be thankful for everything leading up to the present. Since then I’ve been a practicing dentist/owner (now Co-Owner with Dr. Nicole), was an adjunct faculty member of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, and developed and moved locations twice to accommodate the needs of patients. 

Being a dentist is a great privilege, and I look forward to helping patients for many years to come. It’s rewarding to work with a healthy mix of people and perspectives and I truly enjoy the variety my career brings. We enjoy working with kids, teens, and adults alike and provide a wide range of individualized treatment options. Our team is here for the shy and scared person who’s seeking out their first positive dental experience as well as the fun-loving soul who’s looking to have a smile to match their inner self. Whether you have your smile examined regularly, or if it’s been a few years since your last visit we’ll be happy to serve you. Thanks for considering us, and we’ll look forward to your call….

Dr. Eric

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