Dr. Amanda Kuhn
Dr. Kuhn grew up in a small town in eastern North Carolina and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for her BS in biology. After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, she and her husband moved to Richmond to complete her two-year postdoctoral residency in pediatric dentistry at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she also earned a Master of Science. The Kuhns fell in love with the area and decided to make Midlothian their home. Dr. Kuhn is passionate about the dental health of children and enjoys providing a comforting, secure, and kid-friendly environment for the treatment of her patients.
Dr. Kuhn was voted by her peers as one of Virginia’s Top Dentists in 2010 and 2011. She also received the Resident Recognition Award at VCU and the Pediatric Dentistry award at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Kuhn completed the two-part board certification process in 2009 to become a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Virginia Society of Pediatric Dentistry, Richmond Association of Women Dentists, and American Dental Association. She is also involved in a number of dental study clubs in the area.
Dr. Kuhn's husband, Todd, is also a dentist in the Midlothian area. They are blessed with three active children that keep them very busy! During her free time, Dr. Kuhn enjoys reading a good book with a hot cup of tea and spending time with her family and friends.
Dr. John Flowers
Dr. Flowers completed his undergraduate training at James Madison University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in biology. Following his undergraduate studies, Dr. Flowers received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University, then pursued his dream of providing quality oral health care to children by completing a two-year postdoctoral residency in pediatrics at the same institution.
As part of his residency training, Dr. Flowers received additional knowledge and training in the areas of pediatric medicine, sedation and anesthesia, and behavior management. During this time, he was also involved in sedation research and earned his Master of Science. He has also completed additional training and certification in the use of soft-tissue lasers and tethered oral tissues (TOTs).
In 2009 Dr. Flowers achieved the distinction of Diplomate status with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry after having completed the two-part board examination process, a distinction reserved for those who undergo a rigorous and voluntary testing process to demonstrate the highest professional knowledge. Dr. Flowers is honored to have been selected by his colleagues as one of Virginia’s top pediatric dentists as featured in Virginia Living magazine.
Dr. Flowers is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Academy of Laser Dentistry, and the Virginia and Southeastern Societies of Pediatric Dentistry. He is currently an assistant clinical professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. Dr. Flowers is also involved in numerous dental study clubs in the Richmond area.
In his free time, he enjoys traveling, exercising, spending time with his family, and cooking. Dr. Flowers and his wife, Dr. Tami Flowers, an ophthalmologist, live in Midlothian with their two children.
Dr. Jo Cronly
Dr. Jo Cronly is a board-certified pediatric dentist as well as a mom of three. She strives to provide positive dental experiences with compassion, patience, and lots of fun! The best part of her day is observing her patients enjoy their appointment and leave with a smile. Dr. Cronly is a strong advocate of preventive dental care, and believes healthy lifestyles promote healthy teeth. Her areas of interest and advanced training include growth and development, special needs patients, behavior management, oral sedation, tonsillar hypertrophy, and childhood obstructive sleep apnea.
Dr. Cronly earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the VCU School of Dentistry. At graduation, she was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society and was awarded the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Predoctoral Award and the American Academy of Oral Medicine Award. Dr. Cronly remained at VCU to complete a residency in pediatric dentistry. As part of her training, she earned her Master of Science and developed a screening tool to aid in diagnosing pediatric obstructive sleep apnea. In 2015 her research was published in the Journal of Dental Sleep Medicine, an official publication of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Cronly has completed the two-part board certification process and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Virginia Society of Pediatric Dentistry, Virginia Dental Association, Richmond Dental Society, Richmond Association of Women Dentists, and the American Dental Association. She has been recognized in both Richmond Magazine and Virginia Living magazine as one of Virginia’s top pediatric dentists.
Prior to her dental training, Dr. Cronly attended the University of Virginia, where she majored in biology and English. She also completed a master’s in physiology from Virginia Commonwealth University. When she’s not caring for her patients, Dr. Cronly enjoys spending time with her husband and children and cheering on the Wahoos.
Dr. Ashley Harman
Dr. Ashley A. Harman is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia, where she double-majored in biology and psychology. She earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. At the VCU School of Dentistry, Dr. Harman graduated among the top of her class and was inducted into the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society.
After dental school, Dr. Harman moved to Cincinnati, Ohio to pursue a two-year postdoctoral residency in pediatric dentistry at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. That facility consistently ranks as one of the nation’s best pediatric hospitals, and Dr. Harman received extensive clinical training in dental trauma, sedation, and the treatment of patients with special health care needs.
Dr. Harman has been featured in the Virginia Dental Journal as one of Virginia’s “40 under 40” top dentists. Dr. Harman is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Virginia Society of Pediatric Dentistry, Virginia Dental Association, Richmond Dental Society, and Richmond Association of Women Dentists.
She has participated in dental service projects across Virginia, such as the Missions of Mercy projects and Special Olympics. Dr. Harman believes the early years are critical for children to establish oral health habits and values that will carry into adulthood. She is dedicated to making your child’s dental appointment a positive and enjoyable experience! She loves forming relationships with her patients and aims to provide excellent oral health care.
Dr. Harman’s husband, Rilee, is a Richmond native. Together, they have two young boys named Lee and James who keep them very active and busy!
Dr. Kathryn Skarda
Dr. Kathryn Skarda was born in Ontario, Canada, Dr. Skarda completed her undergraduate studies at Virginia Tech, where she majored in Biology and minored in Chemistry. She then earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. Following this, Dr. Skarda completed advanced training in hospital and special needs dentistry at Rochester Regional Hospital, General Practice Residency. Returning to Richmond, she then pursued a two-year postdoctoral residency in Pediatric Dentistry at Virginia Commonwealth University. In her free time, she loves hiking with her husband, Brian, and their dog, Beau. Dr. Skarda looks forward to providing our patients with the level of excellent care you’ve come to expect here at Children’s Dentistry of Virginia, PC.