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 implants, adult reconstruction and replacement of missing 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. Each doctor on our team brings a unique quality and high level of care to our patients to deliver the smile experience you’ve been searching for.

Three doctors working at a computer discussing some X-ray imagery of dental structures in the mouth.


A portrait image of Dr. Anil, Agarwal, Board-Certified Prosthodontist.Board-Certified Prosthodontist

Dr. Agarwal is a Prosthodontist (specialist in implants, adult reconstuction and replacement of missing 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. In 2008, he received the Northwestern University Alumni Merit Award.

Dr. Agarwal authored four 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.

Community Involvement

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.

Rasoul Arbabi, DDS MS

Portrait image of Dr. Rasoul Arbabi, Prosthodontist.Prosthodontist

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

Portrait image of Dr. Hector E. Cummings Jr., Board-Certified Periodontist.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.

Matthew S. Hamedani, DDS

Portrait image of Dr. Matthew S. Hamedani, Oral SurgeonOral Surgeon

Dr. Matthew S. Hamedani attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for his undergraduate and graduate studies in Molecular and Cellular Biology, and Biophysics and Computational Biology. Afterwards, he went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree and Masters Certificate in Clinical Research Methods from the University of Illinois at Chicago where he graduated with numerous honors at the top of his class.

After graduating dental school, Dr. Hamedani practiced as a general dentist for two years then chose to advance his education. He completed an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital – one of the busiest hospitals in the country. He received extensive experience in the full spectrum of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery including ambulatory anesthesia, dentoalveolar surgery, dental implants, major facial trauma, orthognathic surgery, head and neck pathology and reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Hamedani prides himself on staying up to date with the latest clinical and technological advances and is committed to maintaining a professional practice that is current in all aspects of the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Advanced Trauma Life Support. He is a fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and is an active member of the Illinois Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and Chicago Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Additionally, Dr. Hamedani is on staff at MacNeal Hospital, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County where he is an adjunct faculty in the department of surgery and at Loyola University Medical Center where he is an affiliate assistant professor of surgery in the Loyola Stritch School of Medicine.

In his free time, Dr. Hamedani enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies and reading.

Winner of the Nobel Biocare

Center of Dental Excellence” Award

Image of Dr. Anil Agarwal receiving "The Center of Excellence Award" by Nobel Biocare. Pictured with Dr. Agarwal are the Regional Manager and Mid-west Manager of the company.
Image of Dr. Anil Agarwal standing with "The Center of Excellence Award" by Nobel Biocare
Image of Dr. Anil Agarwal receiving "The Center of Excellence Award" by Nobel Biocare.

Winterset Dental is one of only two practices in the entire greater Chicago area honored with the “The Center of Excellence Award” by Nobel Biocare™—the premier provider of dental implant systems—recognizing the practice’s experience and expertise in All-on-4 treatment. Pictured with Dr. Agarwal are the Regional Manager and Mid-west Manager of the company. We were very happy to be recognized as a Center of Implant Excellence.