Dr Retana is a third-generation dentist that has a wide academic background, acquired in top tier Universities in Costa Rica, Argentina and the United States. These certifies him as highly trained professional in the field of Implant Dentistry and Oral Rehabilitation. He is joining our team at Radiance Dentistry full time while maintaining a clinical assistant professor position in the Department of Prosthodontics at Louisiana State University

He completed his undergraduate studies at the Latin University of Costa Rica, where he received his DDS degree in 2005. He obtained his specialty in Prosthodontics with an emphasis in dental implants from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2008. In 2012 he completed the advanced education program for international dentists CCAD in Implantology at New York University. After working in private practice for almost 8 years (2009-2017) where he placed and restored more than 7000 implant cases focusing in solving the more complex cases referred to him by other specialists, in 2017 he went back to School at Louisiana State University, to complete his Master of Science in Dentistry, his Certificate in Prosthodontics and his Certification as a Dental Technician in 2020.During his residency he was elected Chief resident and lectured on implant topics to other departments of the university.

He is a certified trainer for dentists in the field of implants and dental digital technologies. Lecturing has taken him around the globe to places such as Argentina, Belgium, China, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dallas, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Las Vegas, Mexico, New York, New Orleans, Nicaragua, Panama, Orlando, Kansas City and San Francisco. Topics for these lectures include, Immediate Loading Implants, Computer Guided Surgery, CAD CAM Dentistry, Implants in the Esthetic Zone, Guided Bone Regeneration, and Occlusion.

He is a Husband, Father of two lovely children and in conjunction with his passion for implant dentistry he is an avid polo player and horseman since his early childhood.


Dental XP experts’ panel,
American Academy of Implant Dentistry,
American College of Prosthodontics,
Costa Rica Dental Board,
Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry