Karin Vargervik, D.D.S.

Director of the Center for Craniofacial Anomalies

Dr. Karin Vargervik is director of the UCSF Center for Craniofacial Anomalies. She is an orthodontist with special interest and expertise in growth as well as the treatment of children with cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial anomalies.

She completed dental training and specialty training in orthodontics at the University of Oslo, Norway. Following a fellowship at the Forsyth Dental Center in Boston, Vargervik joined UCSF Medical Center and has been engaged in experimental and clinical research and patient care, primarily in the Craniofacial Clinic. She is widely recognized for her contributions to the management of craniofacial anomalies. In the UCSF School of Dentistry, Vargervik is the Larry L. Hillblom Professor in craniofacial anomalies.


Center for Craniofacial Anomalies
513 Parnassus Avenue, S-747
San Francisco, CA 94143-0570
Phone: (415) 476-2271

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University of Oslo School of Dentistry, Norway 1963


University of Oslo School of Dentistry, Norway, Orthodontics 1968


Forsyth Institute, 1969