Dr. V. Kim Kutsch was raised on a grass seed farm in North Albany by prominent area farmers, Mike and Virginia Kutsch. He graduated from Corvallis High School in 1972 and then attended Westminster College in Salt Lake City where he graduated in 1976. In 1979, he completed his DMD degree from Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland.
Dr. Kutsch started his practice of dentistry in Corvallis in 1979 with partner Dr. Steve Long. In 1982, Dr. Kutsch moved to Albany and took over the responsibility for the dental practices of Drs. Robert Arthur, Larry Riley, and Gene Berg. In 1984, he also added the practice of Dr. Craig Marble as he retired. In 1990, Dr. Kutsch became a pioneer in lasers in dentistry and began lecturing internationally on minimally invasive dentistry and advanced laser procedures. He started a dental company locally and manufactured dental equipment and materials. Over the years, he started six dental companies and acquired 17 patents in addition to writing hundreds of articles and 5 books. Dr. Greg Renyer joined the practice in 1995, and they formed Kutsch and Renyer. They practiced together until Dr. Kutsch retired from clinical practice in 2019 after 40 years, to focus on his local dental company Oral Biotech, manufacturers of oral health care products.
In 2023, he also started a chart-topping podcast, Contrary to Ordinary, exploring the lives of extraordinary people. He continues to teach, write, invent products, and mentor dentists, inventors, and entrepreneurs. He and his wife Dana live in Salem and enjoy traveling and spending time with their children and grandchildren.