Dr. Ricky Vargas attended Holy Names University where he received his Bachelor in Science degree in Biology. After college he was recruited to play soccer in Louisiana. 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. Ricky has recently published an article in Orthodontics and Craniofacial Research.

Aside from orthodontics, Dr. Ricky loves fishing, soccer, being outdoors, and most of all, spending time with his growing family; including his dog Gus.

He strives to put a perfect smile on all his patients, so they always feel confident inside and out.