meet dr. monacell 

Dr. John F. Monacell was born in Washington, D.C. but grew up in Arlington, VA. A graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and The Medical College of Virginia with a degree in Dentistry. He has also completed the prestigious Roth Course of Advanced Orthodontics. At MCV, he was the recipient of a variety of academic awards including the A. D. Williams Award for first in his class. Dr. Monacell also served in the United States Air Force before establishing his private practice in the Sandston community in 1978.

Dr. Monacell’s commitment to continuing education allows him and his staff to be up to date on the most innovative techniques. The team continues to focus on growth and development, functional jaw orthopedics, facial aesthetics, and adult orthodontic treatment. Dr. Monacell has taught at the Dental School of MCV and has lectured to numerous professional organizations. He is a member of various professional and civic organizations and has served as president of the MCV Orthodontic Education and Research Foundation, two local Rotary Clubs, and founding board member and Chairman of the Chickahominy YMCA. He also serves as an elder at Sandston Presbyterian Church.

Dr. Monacell and his wife, Jane, have two grown daughters, Amy and Emily. His hobbies include boating, fishing, photography, and being a grandparent.

 meet the team 
Diane Hardy
Administrative Coordinator

I’ve had the privilege of working with Dr. Monacell, our patient families, and fellow team members for the past 32 years. During this time, I’ve seen hundreds of patients achieve great smiles, and now we are seeing them put their trust in us again by returning with their children and/or grandchildren for their treatment. It’s been great to see how over the years Dr. Monacell has kept our practice abreast of the greatest and latest technology available in orthodontics allowing patients to complete their treatment in record time. Outside the office, I enjoy spending time and beach vacations with my husband, Ron, and our family, which now includes 4 grandchildren.

Amy Monacell
Insurance Coordinator

Yes, I am Dr. Monacell’s daughter! I started cleaning the office with my younger sister, Emily, when I was 8 years old. Throughout my high school and college year, I continued to work during the summers doing clerical duties. I have been working here full-time as the Insurance Coordinator since 2001. In March 2014, I became an aunt to my niece, Brooklyn. During my spare time, I enjoy cross-stitching, watching game shows and playing with my 3 cats named Claudia, Gracie, and Spicy.

Betty Blick
Treatment Coordinator

I have been fortunate to work with Dr. Monacell since October 1999. I help new patients get started with their treatment plan. I enjoy seeing the transformations happen while they go through treatment. One of the most rewarding things for me is seeing the finished result and how it has impacted that patient in a positive way. I love my job and working for Dr. Monacell makes it easy. When I’m not at the office, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Van, and my two boys, Kenny and Mason. We love going boating, fishing, bowling or just hanging at home to watch a good movie.

Fatimah Peay
Clinical Coordinator

Since October, 2004, I have been a part of the amazing team at Monacell Orthodontics. As a former patient, I know how satisfying it is to see the end results. I love to have a good time with the patients and make them feel at home because they are like family to me. When I’m not working my husband Eugene and I cater and love to cook at home. I have two beautiful children, little Eugene and Kamryn, and can’t wait for them to have Monacell Smiles!

Katie Traylor
Orthodontic Technician

As a former intern at Monacell Orthodontics, I have been with Dr. Monacell team since February 2006. I love working here for the reward of seeing our patients grow as well as changing their lives one smile at a time. I also love my co-workers and they are a part of my family. We are an amazing team! When I am not working, I love spending time with my husband and being a Mom to my son, Cole. Life is great!

April Epling
Scheduling Coordinator

I am the newest member to the Monacell office TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More). I joined the office as the Scheduling Coordinator in May of 2017, and I am the first face you see when you enter our office. Previously, I was a dental assistant and loved helping my patients achieve a healthy smile. When I am not at the office I enjoy my time with my husband. We love to go camping, take cruises and spending time together at home relaxing with our dog Beau. I have three children, Caleb, Emily and Carter and two step children Joshua and Taylor.

Molly Ford
Records & Lab Technician

As a former patient turned employee, I love working with all our patients, children or adults, and seeing the awesome transformation that they go through here at Monacell Orthodontics! When I am not working, I enjoy being outdoors hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends.

 why choose us 

Dr. Monacell combines the latest technology and forward thinking with an impeccable eye for detail to craft a smile that is unique and beautiful for each person. At Monacell Orthodontics, we give our patients exceptional orthodontic treatment at an affordable price. Your smile matters. Details matter. Your orthodontist should matter. Visit us today to see how we are changing the game when it comes to exquisite smiles.

Smiles are our Specialty

We believe that your smile is an integral part of who you are and that orthodontic treatment is more than just straight teeth. Dr. Monacell is part of an innovative group of international orthodontist’s who are working together and thinking outside of the box to change the profession. Our goal is to achieve sensational results with cutting-edge treatment that is both efficient and conservative. No matter a person’s age or the difficulty of a case, Dr. Monacell believes that everyone deserves a beautiful smile and an experience that increases your confidence and empowers you in all aspects of your life.

At Monacell Orthodontics, we are passionate about our craft, the use of technology and our patients. These values allow our patients to have a seamless experience at an affordable price. We maintain a focus on integrity, compassion and kindness, and work to uphold our responsibility to serve and enhance the communities in which we work and live, through our community involvement and the just use of resources. Come see us and learn more about how we are changing orthodontics.

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 your first visit 

Welcome to Monacell Orthodontics! We can’t wait to meet you. We know that everyone has different reasons for visiting the orthodontist, and we celebrate the individuality of every patient. Starting with your first visit, our mission is to provide you with exceptional care in a fun and helpful environment. See below for what to expect during your first visit to our office.


  • Digital x-rays and photos
  • Aesthetic treatment options
  • Accelerated treatment options
  • In house financing available
  • No down payment options
  • Accept payment from most insurance companies

During your FREE initial consultation, Dr. Monacell will work with you to determine the best possible approach for straightening your teeth and creating the perfect smile for you. This visit will take about an hour and Dr. Monacell will do a complete exam including photographs of your face and teeth along with digital X-rays if he needs them. He will then take measurements of your features and evaluate your bite to design a smile that is right for you. Dr. Monacell will then discuss your treatment plan and options, treatment length, and approximate total cost.

Monacell Orthodontics understands the busy schedules of our adult patients and parents so we reserve time in our schedule to get you started the same day.

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