How Can I Maintain The Results Of My Tummy Tuck?

Having a nice, flat tummy is something that people in the Washington, DC area covet. Being able to look amazing in a new pair of jeans or wear that two-piece at the beach not only means you look good, but it gives men and women newfound confidence in themselves. But deciding to have a tummy tuck procedure is a major commitment. The last thing you......
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How Can Liposuction Improve My Silhouette?

Are you longing to look stunning in your two-piece? Do you need to get rid of just a few more pounds to fit into that pair of jeans you’ve hung up in your room for inspiration? Or, is there just a small layer of fat covering up those toned abs or thighs you’ve been working so hard on at the gym? If so, liposuction might......
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3 Reasons Why You May Need Rhinoplasty Surgery

There are many reasons why people in Washington, DC might seek out Dr. Retana for rhinoplasty surgery. And it may surprise you to learn those reasons are not just cosmetic in nature. In the United States, rhinoplasty, more commonly known as a nose job, is one of the top five cosmetic surgery procedures performed every year. In fact, there were 218,000 rhinoplasty surgeries performed in......
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How to choose your surgeon for dental implant placement

Who should place your dental implant? Patients often ask me how they should choose a surgeon. When you look on the internet you will often see the following recommendations: Ask your friends Ask your dentist Look at online reviews Go to a specialist While these are helpful tips, one key piece of information needed during your decision making process is missing–real research. If you want......
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The Hispanic Heritage Foundation Guest Speaker

This November the Hispanic Heritage Foundation reached out to me to be the guest speaker for the STEM Club of Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia. As the guest speaker, I had the honor to share my story with the students. I spoke about how I made the decision to go into both of my specialties starting with Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and then Cosmetic Surgery.......
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The Latest Developments in Dental Implants

As you prepare for your dental implant surgery, you may wonder how this surgical procedure has evolved to achieve more predictable results with less discomfort for you. You’ll want to choose a dental surgeon that can provide cutting-edge care for the best results possible. Why not choose a surgeon that has developed the most advanced and accurate implant placement system in the world? Recent developments......
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How Do Surgeons Choose a Method for Dental Implant Placement?

Contemporary implant dentistry has moved into the digital world. CBCTs and intra oral laser scanning have given us the three dimensional tools to accurately plan our patients implants. Unfortunately, the vast majority of implants are placed freehand. Freehand placement can lead to poor implant placement. Poor implant placement means you, the restorative dentist, must spend more time optimizing the final prosthetics and in the worst......
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Post Op Has Never Been So Easy

At CCOMFS we value your time, and your patients’ time. We understand that not every case, despite the potential similarities to others, requires identical levels of post-operative care. A healthy patient coming to us for an extraction or third molar surgery most likely will not need the same level of post-operative care that someone with extensive bone grafting and jawbone surgery will require. It is......
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We Help You Avoid Dry Socket Before It Starts

Dry socket is the name for a condition in which inflammation occurs in the jawbone (alveolar bone). Also known as alveolar osteitis, this uncomfortable complication is most commonly related to dental surgery for extractions of lower teeth. It can also occur when bone grafts are placed into tooth sockets after extractions. At CCOMFS, patient safety and comfort is at the heart of everything we do.......
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When Making Referrals, It’s All About Communication

As a referring doctor, you have a lot to consider when sending your patients for further examinations or procedures. Which specialist will take care of your patients the same way you do? Which provider uses the latest technologies and advancements? Which doctors’ offices are the easiest to work with? When it comes to referrals, the details are important. From providing patients with information regarding the......
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