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Apple Dentistry
2457 Ridge Rd
Lansing, IL 60438
(708) 231-4811

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Our Doctors

Maria Osan-Topala, DMD

Maria Osan-Topala, DMD

Dr Maria has been part of the Lansing community for over 35 years. She has enjoyed getting to know so many families in Lansing, helping her achieve a wonderful community and family environment in her practice. She is especially proud of the many patients coming to see her as children, who now bring their own children to see her. Dr Maria takes great pride in her commitment to continuing education ensuring her patients receive only the best care. This year, Dr. Maria was selected for the 2017 Best of Lansing Award in the Dentists category by the Lansing Award Program.

Born in Romania, Dr. Maria ventured to the United States as a young girl making Munster, IN her home. She continues to live in the area, after raising two wonderful sons here. She has been blessed with many great friends and business associates in the community. Dr. Maria speaks several languages, enjoys cooking, reading, gardening, and loves to travel.

Dr. Maria is passionate about dentistry and believes everyone should smile with confidence! She is truly someone you should get to know!

Hector Cummings, Jr., DDS

Dr. Cummings is a Periodontist. He has extensive training in all aspects of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry and is dedicated to providing patients with the latest treatment in the field. In addition, he is certified in Conscious sedation which affords him the ability to treat the most anxious of patients. Dr. Cummings has been recognized both nationally and internationally for his academic excellence and clinical ability. Dr. Cummings is Board Certified by the State of Illinois to practice Periodontology.

Dr. Cummings and his wife are raising their two children in Lynwood, Illinois. He is a devoted husband and father who enjoys cheering his daughter on in volleyball, and coaching his son in football. Born in Savannah, Georgia, his southern roots shine thru with his easy going nature and always friendly demeanor. He is an avid cyclist and can be seen riding around town on his days off. If you see him pedaling by, don’t hesitate to say hello.

Joshua Riess, DDS

Joshua Ries has been practicing Endodontics for over decade.  Dr. Ries received his Bachelors from Tufts University. He stayed in Boston to attend the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine where he earned his D.M.D. and his Certificate in Endodontics.

Dr. Ries is an active member of several dental organizations and has held numerous leadership positions. Currently he is a member of the American Dental Association, the Illinois State Dental Society, the American Association of Endodontists, The Coolidge Club and the Chicago Dental Society.

Dr. Louis Santini, DMD

Dr. Louis Santini, DMD

Introducing our new doctor. Dr. Louis Santini has earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree from the prestigious Midwestern School of Dentistry in 2016. He is the most recent member of the Santini family to receive a dental degree, joining his father, Dennis, and sisters, Angela and Kristina, in the field.

Upon graduation from Iron Mountain High School in 2002, Dr. Santini went on to study Biology and Chemistry at Central Michigan University.He received his Bachelor’s degree in Science and graduated in 2007. Upon graduation from dental school, he fulfilled his dream of moving to downtown Chicago.

Upon joining Dr. Osan, Dr. Santini has been very dedicated to building his practice at Apple Dentistry. He is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the Illinois Dental Association, The American Dental Association and The Chicago Dental Society. Dr. Santini was most recently voted the new member committee chair position with the American Equilibration Society. With a strong commitment to delivering the highest level of comprehensive and contemporary dentistry, Dr. Santini has stayed abreast of all of the exciting advancements in the field. Together with Dr. Osan, he dedicates countless hours to advanced education courses, being trained under the leading clinicians in dentistry. They continue to incorporate the latest technology and techniques into their practice in order to provide their patients with all the best dentistry has to offer.

Dr. Santini provides exceptional care to his patients and is known for his compassion and patience during dental visits. He is always searching for new ways to ensure that his patients have the most comfortable and anxiety-free experience possible. Providing beautiful and long lasting dentistry while maintaining a personal and trusting relationship is of the utmost importance.