Dr. Brusca graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He began working in the Public Health Service at the San Carlos Indian Hospital in San Carlos, Arizona. Since then he has contracted with Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation’s Dental Department, and the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation’s Dental Department, in Bethel. He joined the Dental Health Aide training program at its beginnings and has provided didactic and clinical training for the first and second year students ever since. He takes the second year students on village travel where they gain necessary experience to treat patients in small villages in rural Alaska. Popular with the students, in 2008 the first graduating class asked him to be their keynote speaker.