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June 24, 2003

UI's Kuthy Named President Of American Board Of Dental Public Health

Raymond A. Kuthy, D.D.S., M.P.H., professor and head of preventive and community dentistry at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, was named president of the American Board of Dental Public Health (ABDPH) at its April annual meeting in Milwaukee, Wis.

Kuthy becomes the board's 48th president. His predecessor, Caswell Evans, D.D.S., M.P.H., director of the National Oral Health Initiative in the U.S. Surgeon General's office, has assumed the office of immediate past-president.

A New York native, Kuthy taught at Ohio State University College of Dentistry before joining the UI faculty in 1999. He began his professional career in a medical-dental group practice in Farmington, Maine, and later served as Illinois state dental director.

Kuthy received his dental degree from Temple University School of Dentistry and a master's degree in public health from the University of Minnesota. He completed his dental public health residency at Boston University and a Robert Wood Johnson Health Services Research Fellowship at Harvard University.

He is a recipient of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry's President's Award, and the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors.

Dental public health is one of nine specialties recognized by the American Dental Association. The American Association of Public Health Dentistry is the sponsoring organization for ABDPH, which oversees certification in the specialty and administers the board examination required of dental public health specialists.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5141 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

MEDIA CONTACT: Lin Larson, 319-335-9569, lin-larson@uiowa.edu
PRORAM CONTACT: Raymond Kuthy, D.D.S., 319-335-7201, raymond-kuthy@uiowa.edu

PHOTO: A photo of Raymond Kuthy is available for downloading at: http://www.dentistry.uiowa.edu/public/Faculty/images/rakuthy.gif