Dr. John F. Monacell was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in Arlington, VA. He is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and earned a degree in dentistry from The Medical College of Virginia. 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.

Diane Hardy
Diane HardyAdministrative 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
Amy MonacellInsurance 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
Betty BlickTreatment 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
Fatimah PeayClinical 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
Katie TraylorOrthodontic 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
April EplingScheduling 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.

Abbey Hollis
Abbey HollisInvisalign Coordinator
I joined the Monacell team in 2018 as an Invisalign Coordinator. After years in the pharmaceutical field, I wanted to venture into a new field, and discovered a passion for the Orthodontic world. I love to assist patients in providing them with a healthy and beautiful smile, and I also love making patients laugh!

When I’m not at the office I love spending time with my two children. We love anything outdoors! I also enjoy volunteering in the community.



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