Dr. Ricky Vargas, DDS attended Holy Names University where he received his Bachelor in Science degree in Biology. After college he was recruited by the New Orleans Jesters and played soccer at a professional level. During his second season, he was accepted into the Doctor of Dental Surgery program at UCSF. It was the beginning of a childhood dream, to become an orthodontist. After completing his Dental program, he continued his advanced education at UCSF earning his Orthodontic Certificate and Masters in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences. Dr. Vargas has recently published an article in Orthodontics and Craniofacial Research. Aside from orthodontics, he loves fishing, playing soccer, being outdoors, and most of all…spending time with his family; including his dog, Gus.