Welcome to Hunter Orthodontics
Meet the Doctor
Dr. David Hunter
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.
Meet the Doctor
Dr. Monika Barakat
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!