Dr. Eric Paster grew up in Bensalem, Pennsylvania and never strayed too far from home during his extensive education. After graduating from The Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Pre-Medicine, he spent 4 years at Temple University School of Dentistry where he earned a degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine.
In 2012, he purchased Dr. Bruce Burns’ dental practice and home and continues to provide the same quality dental care Dr. Burns had provided for nearly 40 years.
Dr. Eric always strives to keep current with technology and new techniques by attending over 150 hours a year of continuing education in the field of dentistry and associated services; the state requirement is only 30 hours every other year. In 2017, the Academy of General Dentistry (www.AGD.org) honored Dr. Paster with their prestigious Fellowship Degree. Approximately only 7% of practicing dentists have achieved Fellowship.
He has also trained at 2 world-renowned advanced post-graduate facilities: The Pankey Institute (www.pankey.org) and The Spear Institute (www.seareducation.com). Dr. Paster stays current on trends and techniques by affiliating himself with several study clubs throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, Florida, and Arizona. Currently, he facilitates a Spear Study Club that meets in Wayne, PA. He is a member of a dental implant study club that meets bi-annually in Baltimore, MD, and is also a member of a Pankey Learning Group that meets biannually in Hershey, PA. He is also a member of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), American Dental Association (ADA), Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA), Montgomery Bucks Dental Society, and the Pottstown Dental Study Club.
Dr. Paster always likes to point out that while he loves to practice dentistry, he is a HORRIBLE dental patient. Having a fear of the dental chair himself helps him be extremely empathetic to his patients’ needs; he is ideal in treating patients who are nervous and anxious in the dental chair. Dr. Paster has years of experience working with children, and is committed to making his patients’ visits as pleasant as possible.
Dr. Paster currently resides in Royersford with his family and his mini-poodle, Utley. During his free time, Dr. Eric spends time as a board member of “Rachel’s Helping Hands Cancer Foundation”, a foundation started in 2015 to honor his late wife, Rachel. The foundation assists families with the burden of medical and prescription copayments relating to the treatment of all types of cancer. Find out more at Rachel’s Helping Hands Cancer Foundation
When he is not working, Dr. Eric enjoys spending time with family and friends and being a frustrated golfer.
In acquiring Dr. Burns’ practice in 2012, Dr. Paster has fulfilled his lifetime career goal of living and practicing in the same community. Dr. Paster hopes to establish long term relationships with families and offers quality services in a beautiful, relaxing and home-like atmosphere. We welcome you to stop and see our office, equipped with the latest technology to make your visit with us absolutely comforting.