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 (DPH:5005); Field Experience in Dental Public Health (DPH:5008); Advanced Field Experience: and Dental Public Health (DPH:5009). He teaches in Practice of Dentistry in the Community II (PCD:8361); Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry (PCD:8116); Preventive Dentistry, Assessment and Patient Care (PCD:8116); and Introduction to Dental Public Health course (DPH:5000).
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.
1: Askelson NM, Chi DL, Momany ET, Kuthy RA, Carter KD, Field K, Damiano PC. The Importance of Efficacy: Using the Extended Parallel Process Model to Examine Factors Related to Preschool-Age Children Enrolled in Medicaid Receiving Preventive Dental Visits. Health Educ Behav. 2015 Apr 10. pii: 1090198115580575. PubMed PMID: 25862302.
2: McKernan SC, Reynolds JC, Momany ET, Kuthy RA, Kateeb ET, Adrianse NB, Damiano PC. The relationship between altruistic attitudes and dentists' Medicaid participation. J Am Dent Assoc. 2015 Jan;146(1):34-41.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.adaj.2014.11.014. Epub 2014 Dec 18. PubMed PMID: 25569496.
3: Nashleanas BM, McKernan SC, Kuthy RA, Qian F. Career influences among final year dental students who plan to enter private practice. BMC Oral Health. 2014 Mar 8;14:18. doi: 10.1186/1472-6831-14-18. PubMed PMID: 24606674; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3995925.
4: Kuthy RA, Jones M, Kavand G, Momany E, Askelson N, Chi D, Wehby G, Damiano P. Time until first dental caries for young children first seen in Federally Qualified Health Centers: a retrospective cohort study. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2014 Aug;42(4):300-10. doi: 10.1111/cdoe.12096. Epub 2014 Feb 1. PubMed PMID: 24483730; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4215401.
5: McQuistan MR, Mohamad A, Kuthy RA. Association between dentists' participation in charitable care and community-based dental education. J Dent Educ. 2014 Jan;78(1):110-8. PubMed PMID: 24385530.
6: Chi DL, Momany ET, Jones MP, Kuthy RA, Askelson NM, Wehby GL, Damiano PC. An explanatory model of factors related to well baby visits by age three years for Medicaid-enrolled infants: a retrospective cohort study. BMC Pediatr. 2013 Oct 5;13:158. doi: 10.1186/1471-2431-13-158. PubMed PMID: 24093970; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3852856.
7: McKernan SC, Kuthy RA, Kavand G. General dentist characteristics associated with rural practice location. J Rural Health. 2013 Aug;29 Suppl 1:s89-95. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12004. Epub 2013 Feb 22. PubMed PMID: 23944285.
8: Kuthy RA, Pendharkar B, Momany ET, Jones MP, Askelson NM, Chi DL, Wehby GL, Damiano PC. Factors affecting age at first dental exam for Medicaid-enrolled children seen at Federally Qualified Health Centers. Pediatr Dent. 2013 May-Jun;35(3):E100-6. PubMed PMID: 23756303; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4209902.
9: Kuthy RA, Jennings AD, McQuistan MR, Marshall TA, Qian F. Influence of minor children and contribution to household income on work hours of female dentists. J Public Health Dent. 2013 Summer;73(3):245-51. doi: 10.1111/jphd.12022. Epub 2013 May 14. PubMed PMID: 23668978.
10: Kuthy RA, Kavand G, Momany ET, Jones MP, Askelson NM, Chi DL, Wehby GL, Damiano PC. Periodicity of dental recall visits for young children first seen in community health centers. J Public Health Dent. 2013 Fall;73(4):271-9. doi: 10.1111/jphd.12018. Epub 2013 Apr 9. PubMed PMID: 23574299; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4217116.
11: McKernan SC, Kuthy RA, Momany ET, McQuistan MR, Hanley PF, Jones MP, Damiano PC. Geographic accessibility and utilization of orthodontic services among Medicaid children and adolescents. J Public Health Dent. 2013 Winter;73(1):56-64. doi: 10.1111/jphd.12006. Epub 2013 Jan 4. PubMed PMID: 23289856; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4114349.
12: Bhagavatula P, Xiang Q, Szabo A, Eichmiller F, Kuthy RA, Okunseri CE. Rural-urban differences in dental service use among children enrolled in a private dental insurance plan in Wisconsin: analysis of administrative data. BMC Oral Health. 2012 Dec 21;12:58. doi: 10.1186/1472-6831-12-58. PubMed PMID: 23259637; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3548684.
13: Chi DL, Momany ET, Jones MP, Kuthy RA, Askelson NM, Wehby GL, Damiano PC. Relationship between medical well baby visits and first dental examinations for young children in Medicaid. Am J Public Health. 2013 Feb;103(2):347-54. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2012.300899. Epub 2012 Dec 13. PubMed PMID: 23237163; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3558774.
14: McKernan SC, Kuthy RA, Joshi A. Primary care providers and practice locations: examining the relationships. J Am Dent Assoc. 2012 May;143(5):e8-15. PubMed PMID: 22547726; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4114397.
15: Chalmers JM, Kuthy RA, Momany ET, Chi DL, Bacon RA, Lindgren SD, Askelson NM, Damiano PC. Dental utilization by adult Medicaid enrollees who have indicators of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Spec Care Dentist. 2011 Jan-Feb;31(1):18-26. doi: 10.1111/j.1754-4505.2010.00174.x. Epub 2010 Dec 28. PubMed PMID: 21235610; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3439206.
16: Kuthy RA, McQuistan MR, Heller KE, Riniker-Pins KJ, Qian F. Dental students' perceived comfort and future willingness to treat underserved populations: surveys prior to and immediately after extramural experiences. Spec Care Dentist. 2010 Nov-Dec;30(6):242-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1754-4505.2010.00161.x. Epub 2010 Oct 19. PubMed PMID: 21044104; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3003618.
17: McQuistan MR, Kuthy RA, Qian F, Riniker-Pins KJ, Heller KE. Dentists' treatment of underserved populations following participation in community-based clinical rotations as dental students. J Public Health Dent. 2010 Fall;70(4):276-84. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-7325.2010.00182.x. PubMed PMID: 20545828.
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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; Journal of the American Dental Association; Medical Care; and Journal of Public Health Dentistry. 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.