Our Team of Specialists
Our team of Winterset doctors comes from an extensive background of universities, cities and focuses. As skilled professionals from multiple disciplines—prosthodontics (specialists in aesthetic restoration and replacement of teeth), periodontics (specialists who focus on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gum diseases) and oral surgery—our doctors are extensively trained in all aspects of replacing or restoring missing or decayed teeth and in cosmetic dentistry. Each doctor on our team brings a unique quality and level of care to our patients to deliver the smile experience you’ve been searching for.
Anil Agarwal, DDS MS
Dr. Agarwal is a Prosthodontist (specialist in the aesthetic restoration and replacement of teeth) and is trained to handle advanced and complex dental reconstruction cases. Dr. Agarwal earned his DDS from King George’s Medical School in 1974, graduating at the top of his class. He then completed his specialist training as well as earned a master’s in oral biology from Northwestern University. He holds fellow and diplomate status in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and fellow status in the Academy of General Dentistry and the Academy of Osseointegration. He is certified by the American Board of Prosthodontics, demonstrating commitment to ongoing learning and life-long ethical practices.
Founder, Implant Educational Center at Northwestern University
For over two decades, Dr. Agarwal has taught implant courses at Northwestern University, where he cofounded and served as director of the Implant Education/Educational Center and served as director of the school’s Treatment Planning Center. He has provided over 250 continuing education courses to other dental professionals and has lectured worldwide on dental implants and full-mouth reconstruction for the past 38 years.
Dr. Agarwal authored three books and invented and successfully marketed two unique dental products. The first of these benefits patients with cancer as well as those with low tissue tolerance. His second has made its mark in Oral Biology research.
Giving back to the community is an important part of Dr. Agarwal’s philosophy. In 2000, he donated a fully equipped dental office to the Family Health Society in Chicago. Over 21,000 people have been treated at this volunteer clinic. The practice also does food drives and distributes winter coats. Dr. Agarwal was even awarded a plaque for his community service by Mayor Daley.
Faisel Ashtewi, DDS MS
Prosthodontist (tooth restoration specialist)
Dr. Ashtewi earned his dental degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, where he also taught after completing his prosthodontics residency and master’s in biomaterials at Boston University. A member of the American College of Prosthodontists, the International Team for Implantology, the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics and the Academy of Osseointegration, he has a passion for patient education and care.
Dr. Ashtewi is a member of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) and the International Team of Implantology (ITI), American Dental Association, the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics and the Academy of Osseointegration.
During his free time, Dr. Ashtewi likes all outdoor activities and plays soccer, does weight lifting, snowboarding, swimming, hiking and traveling.
Rasoul Arbabi, DDS MS
Prosthodontist (specialist in the aesthetic restoration and Implant)
As an advocate of comprehensive dentistry, Dr. Arbabi, uses a wide array of restorative and implant procedures to enhance the way his clients look and feel. He likes to give back their beauty, oral health, and functionality through implants, crowns and dentures.
Dr. Arbabi earned his DDS degree in 2001 and, after he finished his 4 years training in Prosthodontics and Implant residency, he got his Specialty and M.S degrees in 2006. After several years in the academic field and private practice he started a new residency in 2016 at NOVA Southeastern University and received a second Prosthodontics degree, and trained to treat the patient who needs a full mouth re-construction.
Patient satisfaction is particularly important, and he enjoys seeing patients come back with their improved smiles.
Dr. Arbabi is a member of the American College of Prosthodontists, the International Team for Implantology and Academy of Osseointegration.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Arbabi enjoys volleyball and cooking. His favorite cuisine to cook is Persian food.
Hector E. Cummings Jr., DDS
Board Certified-Periodontist (gum and bone tissue specialist)
Dr. Cummings earned his dental degree from Howard University College of Dentistry and completed his specialist training in periodontics at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. A board-certified periodontist, Dr. Cummings takes a communication-focused approach to delivering high-quality patient care, building strong rapport and treating every patient like a member of the family.