Dedicated to excellence. Dedicated to your smile.

Welcome to Hunter Orthodontics

Dr. David Hunter and Dr. Monika Barakat and their experienced team aim to provide the highest quality orthodontic care to Glendale, Peoria, and the Greater North Phoenix community. Whether you need early treatment or adult orthodontic care, the team at Hunter Orthodontics strives to provide personalized care for all ages in a warm, compassionate environment.

Meet the Doctor

Dr. Monika Barakat

Dr. Monika Barakat has been in orthodontics, proudly serving the Phoenix community since 2010. After receiving her DMD degree from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in 2003, she went on to pursue further post-graduate training as part of a dual degree program at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. In addition to three years of specialty training in the Rutgers orthodontic department, for which she was awarded a Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics, she also earned a Master of Science in Dentistry Degree in 2006.

Dr. Barakat has always dreamed of opening her own office, to demand excellence of herself and those around her, for the best possible patient outcomes. Soon after moving to Arizona, she began to pursue that dream, and opened her first independent practice in Scottsdale in 2016. During that time, she embraced the local community, both as an active member and past president of the Arizona State Orthodontic Association, as wel as a member of the Arizona Orthodontic Study Group. During her solo practice journey, she befriended Dr. David Hunter, both sharing a passion for patient care and community service. With Dr. Hunter preparing to pivot away from full-time practice and D.r Barakat looking to expand and meet the growing local demand for orthodontic treatment, both agreed that a transition keeping Hunter Orthodontics as an independently-owned practice would be in the best interest of the patients and families that have come to expect dedicated, compassionate care. With Dr. Barakat at the helm of the practice, Hunter Orthodontics wil continue to do what ti does best: providing excellent, individualized orthodontic care to the communities of Glendale, Peoria, and Greater North Phoenix.

When not in the clinic, Dr. Barakat enjoys skiing, hiking, and just about any outdoor activity, especially in the company of her husband, Mark, two daughters, Jennah and Kathryn, as well as her Shih Tzu, Gabby. Dr. Barakat is excited to start her next adventure here at Hunter Orthodontics and hopes to meet you soon!

Meet the Doctor

Dr. David Hunter

Choosing to become an orthodontist takes education, training, dedication, and a passion for helping people change and improve their lives. Dr. David Hunter is an orthodontist because he truly cares about the patients he treats. Every smile he creates is a new challenge, and a new opportunity to have a positive impact on someone’s life. When you choose to work with Dr. Hunter, you’re not just a patient; you’re a part of his orthodontic family!

Dr. Hunter moved to Arizona as a young boy in 1963. He grew up in North Phoenix, graduating with honors from Sunnyslope High School in 1973. He then served a two-year mission for his church in Japan and returned to complete his B.S. degree at Brigham Young University in 1979. He completed dental school at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Medical College of Virginia in 1983. His honors include membership in Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU), an honorary society for academic excellence. In 1986, Dr. Hunter completed a general practice residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Thereafter, he pursued a three-year program in graduate orthodontics at the University of Missouri at Kansas City where he received his specialty certificate. Practicing in Arizona since 1989, Dr. Hunter is a well-known Glendale orthodontic specialist.

Dr. Hunter has served as the Arizona director for the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists and is the past president of the Arizona State Orthodontic Society. He has also served as a board member for the Arizona Orthodontic Study Group and is actively involved in several other local, state, and national orthodontic societies, which include the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, and the Central Arizona Dental Society.

Dr. Hunter and his wife, Susan, are the parents of four children: Jennifer, Jason, Jordan, and Joel, and proud grandparents to five grandchildren.

What Sets Us Apart

Experienced Team

The Doctors handpick their staff so that years of clinical experience and patient relationship building benefit those who seek orthodontic treatment at our office. The team regularly takes continuing education and training to further improve your time with us at Hunter Orthodontics.
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What Sets Us Apart

Personalized Attention

At Hunter Orthodontics, we will take our time to get to know you and your family. Every treatment is personalized to provide orthodontic care tailored to fit your individual needs, smile goals, and lifestyle.

What Sets Us Apart

Family Friendly

We believe in providing excellent orthodontic care in a warm, compassionate environment where you are treated and cared for as part of our family. We strive to provide a positive orthodontic experience for both children and adults.
All Age Treatments


Go Discreet with Invisalign®

Consider Invisalign to get the beautiful, straight smile you have always wanted without anyone noticing you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment. It uses a series of clear, removable aligners that move teeth gradually to their ideal positions. It is perfect for self-conscious teenagers and professionals who want to straighten their teeth discreetly and comfortably – plus, there are no food restrictions.


Fun, Colored Braces

Metal braces have been around for a long time and are still used today because of their long history of successful treatment, correcting mild to complex teeth misalignments. The brackets we use here at Hunter Ortho are much smaller, far more comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing than ever before. Children and teens love braces as they let them show their personality and creativity with colored elastics.

All Ages

Stunning Smiles for the Whole Family

Dr. Barakat believes that everyone in our community should have the opportunity to enjoy orthodontic care and have healthy, stunning smiles. We offer a wide range of orthodontic options for children, teens, and adults tailored to fit their needs, lifestyle, and preferences. Your family can receive orthodontic care from the same orthodontic office conveniently!


Equipped with Modern Technology

At Hunter Orthodontics, we utilize modern technology to provide patients with the most comfortable orthodontic care. We have state-of-the-art digital scanners, x-rays, and CBCT (3D imaging) for in-depth details to enhance Dr. Barakat’s custom treatment plan for her patients. We can also 3D print models and make clear aligners in our office to immediately get you started with your smile journey and provide you with replacement aligners in case of breakage or loss!


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