F.A.C.E. Faculty

Thomas F Basta, D.D.S. | Director and Chairman Restorative Department, FACE

Thomas F. Basta received his D.D.S. from the University of California, San Francisco and maintains a restorative practice in Saratoga, CA. He is considered by many to be among the foremost world authorities on occlusion and restorative dentistry. He has mentored many occlusion study groups and has lectured throughout the world. Dr. Basta is the co-founder and chairman of the Restorative Department of the Foundation for Advanced Continuing Education in Burlingame, CA (F.A.C.E.)

Jeff Brucia, D.D.S. | 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.

William Hadlock, D.D.S. | Instructor

Dr. William Hadlock is a graduate of the LSU School of Dentistry. He is an alumnus of and an instructor at the F.A.C.E. Institute. He currently practices Restorative and Cosmetic dentistry in Baton Rouge, LA. Dr. Hadlock is a past president of the Louisiana Dental Association. He is also a graduate of the Schuster Center’s Management and Mastery Programs in Scottsdale, AZ.

Glenn Kitasoe, D.D.S. | Instructor

Dr. Glenn Kitasoe is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Dentistry. He also completed a general practice residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center and VA hospital at Loma Linda. He is an alumnus of and instructor at the F.A.C.E. institute. Dr. Glenn Kitasoe practices cosmetic and restorative dentistry in Menlo Park, CA.

Curtis Rowe, D.D.S. | Instructor

Dr. Curtis Rowe is a graduate of The University of the Pacific Dental School. He is an alumnus of and instructor at the FACE institute. Dr. Rowe has a private practice in Alameda, California.

Kimi Maruyama, D.D.S. | Co-Director and Instructor Restorative Department, FACE Japan

Dr. Yo Mukai, D.D.S. | Instructor, FACE Japan

Dr. Yo Mukai is a graduate of Aichigakuin University School of Dentistry, Nagoya Japan where he holds faculty position in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He completed Orthodontics residency at Kyushu University Faculty of Dental Science, and he is a diplomate of both Japanese Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and Japan Orthodontic Society. Dr. Mukai has a private orthodontic clinic in Kasugai City, Japan. He also works in Gifu Prefectural Tajimi Hospital as an oral surgeon for treating orthognathic patients.

With contributions by:

David Hatcher, D.D.S., M.S.C., M.R.C.D. - Oral & Maxillo-facial Radiology
Kirk Pasquinelli, D.D.S. - Periodontics and Implantology

Andrew Girardot, D.D.S. - Orthodontics

The entire faculty at FACE and past graduates facilitate the learning experience through one on one teaching with every participant. Clinical treatment is demonstrated on patients at the facility and students participate in all clinical and laboratory procedures. Complimenting the curriculum presented by the regular faculty, contributions are made by outside speakers who we consider to be the leading authorities in their particular field.