Below are short bios of our doctors. We titled this page Meet Our Doctors, and we mean it. By all means, read the bios, but we invite you to actually come visit us at our office, meet our doctors and staff, and become a part of the River Dental family! Seriously, you don’t need an appointment to say hi! We’d love to meet you!
Dr. Phillip Cronin
Dr. Phillip Cronin is a cosmetic dentist at River Dental in Springdale, Arkansas. He grew up in Washington and moved to the Arkansas area three years ago. He completed his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University- Idaho with a degree in Business and a minor in Chemistry. He graduated from dental school in Seattle, Washington at the University of Washington.
Dr. Cronin loves getting his patients out of pain and improving their smiles!
Dr. Cronin and his wife, Summer, have three amazing young boys: Cash, Preston and Ace. They love to visit the office! They also have a black cat named Black Jack. Dr. Cronin loves sports, especially soccer and basketball and has found a new interest in learning about football!
Dr. Tyler Bray
Dr. Tyler Bray grew up near Salt Lake City, Utah. He met his wife attending Utah Valley University. Together, they have 2 wonderful and energetic boys: Boston, age 4 and Easton, age 2. Dr. Bray received his undergraduate degree from the University of Utah and Roseman College of Dental Medicine for dental school.
In his spare time, Dr. Bray loves spending time with his family, being outdoors, golfing and going to the movies! His greatest joy comes from watching his boys grow up and experience new things. He also likes the NBA, MLB and the PGA.
Dr. Andrew Duck
Dr. Andrew Duck is a cosmetic dentist at River Dental in Farmington, Arkansas. He grew up in West Memphis, Arkansas and has lived in Fayetteville, Arkansas since 2011. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Arkansas and attended the University of Tennessee for dental school.
Dr. Duck’s favorite part of being a dentist is hearing the positive feedback he receives after improving someone’s smile or making it more comfortable for them to eat. His office loves to listen to music during the workday and will even let patients choose the songs!
Dr. Duck and his wife Rachel have two dogs: a German Shorthair Pointer, Katman, and a rescue terrier mix, Dot. Dr. Duck loves to watch movies and play golf. When not at work, you can find him at the University of Arkansas baseball games (Woo Pig Sooie!)
Dr. Ryan Ward
Dr. Ryan Ward is a cosmetic dentist at River Dental in Springdale, Arkansas. He called Mount Holly, Arkansas home until he was 15 years old. His family then moved to Magnolia, Arkansas where he attended Southern Arkansas University for his undergraduate studies. After graduating from the University of Tennessee-Memphis College of Dentistry, Dr. Ward lived in Monroe, Louisiana where he worked in private practice for 17 years. Unable to stay away from his home state of Arkansas, Dr. Ward moved to Fayetteville in early 2018 and currently resides there today!
Dr. Ward has a beautiful wife, Tera, and a son Tucker who is 17 years old. Also, a part of their family is their 2 dogs, a Catahoula Cur named CC and a Walker Coonhound named Steve. When he is not in the office, you can find Dr. Ward outside cooking on the grill, bird watching and kayaking with his family!
Dr. Jonathan Franklin
Dr. Jonathan Franklin is a cosmetic Dentist at River Dental in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He spent most of his childhood in Houston, Texas, but has lived in a handful of other cities around the world. He attended the University of Arkansas for his undergraduate studies. He then attended dental school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. His favorite part of Dentistry is getting to meet and interact with his patients every day!
Dr. Franklin has a boxer named Izzy who is his pride and joy! In his free time, he likes discovering shows to watch on Netflix, riding his bike and having board/card game nights with friends.
Dr. Breck Leach
Bio coming soon.
Dr. Matt Hoskins
Bio coming soon.