Dr. Kuthy joined the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1999. He served as head of the Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry from 1999-2006. Dr. Kuthy is also a faculty associate at the University of Iowa Public Policy Center.
Dr. Kuthy serves as course director for Administration of Public Dental Program (111:205); Field Experience in Dental Public Health (111:208); Advanced Field Experience: Dental Public Health (111:209); and Introduction to Dental Public Health course (111:200). He teaches in Dentistry in the Community I (111:160); Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry (111:116); Preventive Dentistry, Community and Patient Care (111:118); and Principles of Oral Epidemiology (111:204).
Dr. Kuthy's primary research interests include the dentist workforce and practice location sites; effect of extramural dental school programs on willingness to treat underserved populations; oral health needs assessment for local and state level policy development; impact of oral health safety net programs on the oral health of children; and dental student career decision making.
Dr. Kuthy is a past president of the American Board of Public Health. He is an ad hoc reviewer for Special Care in Dentistry; Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology; Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontics; Medical Care; Journal of Aging and Health; and Journal of Public Health Dentistry. Dr. Kuthy serves on the Board of Directors, the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. He is the recipient of the following national awards: President's Award of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry (1997); Outstanding Achievement Award from the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (1997); and the Exemplary Service Award from the Chief Dental Officer, U.S. Public Health Service (1995). He has also been the recipient of the Boston University Distinguished Alumni Award (2007). Dr. Kuthy is a member of the Iowa Dental Association, the Johnson County Dental Society, the Association for Health Services Research, the American Association for Dental Research, the American Association of Public Health Dentistry, and the American Dental Association.