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 years, I continued to work during the summers doing clerical duties. I have been working 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, doing dot to dot puzzles, jigsaw puzzles and playing with my cat, 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!

Vicki Woodruff
Vicki WoodruffScheduling Coordinator
I have recently joined Monacell Orthodontics as a scheduling coordinator. I enjoy meeting new people and am excited to start my journey with the great staff at Monacell Orthodontics. Outside the office, I love working in the yard, gardening, going to the beach and spending time with my husband and two daughters. Originally from Emporia, VA, I love being close to the great shopping in the Richmond area as well as my extended family.
Tasha Jones
Tasha JonesOrthodontic Technician
Tasha joins the Monacell Orthodontic team as an orthodontic technician. Tasha holds numerous certifications including: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in Virginia and Georgia, Phlebotomist and Dental Assistant. She loves to learn and chose dentistry because she really enjoys helping others. Tasha’s favorite part of the job is meeting new people, interacting with everyone and bringing positivity their way. She especially loves seeing patient reactions after braces treatment.

In her free time, Tasha enjoys cooking, reading and traveling with her son. Having grown up in Richmond, she agrees there really is ‘no place like home’.

Molly Ford
Molly FordTreatment Coordinator
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.



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