F.A.C.E. Program Directors


Director and Chairman, Restorative Department F.A.C.E.

Dr. Thomas Basta received his D.D.S. from the University of California School of Dentistry. A former faculty member of the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry (as a special consultant in Crown and Bridge Prosthesis), he is also a charter member of the Saratoga Gnathological Academy, Director of the Western Gnathological Academy, and Director of the Sierra-Nevada Gnathological Study Group. Dr. Basta is a frequent lecturer on occlusion throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and the Orient. In addition to serving as the Chairman of the Restorative Dentistry Department at FACE, he maintains his restorative dentistry practice at the FACE facility, California.


Director and Chairman Cosmetic Department F.A.C.E.

Dr. Brucia is a graduate of the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry where he is currently an Assistant Professor of Dental Practice. He is practicing Esthetic and Restorative dentistry full time in San Francisco, California. Dr. Brucia is the Co-Director of the FACE occlusion study club where he chairs the department of clinical education. He is the 2011 recipient of the Gordon J. Christensen Recognition Lecturer Award. In 2010, Dr. Brucia was elected a fellow in the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and presently serves as Academy Vice President. He has also been selected by Dentistry Today as one of the top clinicians in dental continuing education today.