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.

Anas Barakat, DDS

Anas Barakat, DDS

Dr. Anas Barakat has been practicing dentistry since 2007. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry, where he earned several prestigious awards for excellence in dentistry.

As a general dentist, he practices in all aspects of comprehensive dental care including root canal treatment, surgical extraction, crown, bridges, implants restoration, cosmetic dentistry and preventive care. The needs of his patients are his number one priority. He is well recognized by his patients for his thoroughness and his ability to consistently provide them with the best dental care possible.

Dr. Barakat is currently an active member of the American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, and the Illinois Dental Society, and United State Dental Institute Ortho. He makes sure to takes at least 20 credit hours in continuing education every month. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Barakat likes to read, swim and play tennis.