Dr. Armando Retana is originally from Costa Rica and moved to Germantown, Maryland at an early age. He attended Seneca Valley High School in Montgomery County and is excited to come back and practice in the place he calls home. Dr. Retana graduated from Thomas Moore College in Kentucky with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology with a concentration in Molecular Biology. He received his dental degree from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in New York and his medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Retana completed his General Surgery and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training at UF Health Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. He then went beyond the usual surgical residency training and completed a General Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His surgical training is extensive in corrective jaw surgery and dentoalveolar surgery, as well as, facial trauma, head and neck reconstruction and facial and body cosmetic surgery. Dr. Retana has dedicated his career to both of his surgical specialties – Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Cosmetic Surgery. He is currently in the process of becoming board certified in both surgical fields. Dr. Retana looks forward to Monday mornings because surgery is his passion. He is a perfectionist whether performing aesthetic surgery of the oral cavity or aesthetic surgery of the face and body. He believes in addressing his patients’ concerns in the most natural, safe and long-lasting manner. Dr. Retana understands what it is like to grow up with limited resources and access to medical care and strongly believes in giving back to both his local and international communities. He dedicates part of his time to pro bono cases and has traveled to Thailand, Philippines, Mexico and the Dominican Republic to perform surgery. These cases have been some of the most rewarding cases of his career thus far and will continue to be an important part of his work. When not working, Dr. Retana enjoys spending time with his family in Maryland and Costa Rica. He is an avid golfer, biker and runner. He also enjoys snowboarding and wakeboarding. Along with his activities, Dr. Retana is a big soccer, football and basketball fan!