Your Expert Scottsdale Orthodontist
Meet Monika Barakat, MSD
Dr. Monika Barakat has extensive experience treating patients of all ages with traditional braces, clear aligners, and the latest orthodontic technologies.
She loves living in the Phoenix area and gives back to her community by providing high-quality, convenient, and fun care to every patient she treats.
Education and Background
Dr. Monika Barakat was born and raised in the south of Poland before moving to New Jersey at the age of 15.
She received her Bachelor’s of Art in Biology in 1999 from Kean University and her DMD degree from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, formerly New Jersey Dental School, in 2003.
During her time in dental school, she discovered her passion for orthodontics and 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 is an active member of the Arizona State Orthodontic Association and served as a president-elect and then a president of the Arizona State Orthodontic Association
Continuing Education & Professional Involvement
Over the years, Dr. Barakat has continued to dedicate herself to the orthodontic craft in many different settings, including large practices, small private practices, and as an independent consultant.
She’s always dreamed of opening up 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 Opus1 Orthodontic Studio opened its doors in 2016.
Dr. Barakat regularly attends conferences and continuing education courses to keep up to date with the latest in orthodontic technology so that she can provide the highest quality treatments for her patients.
She is an active member of the following organizations:
- The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)
- The American Dental Association (ADA)
- The Arizona Orthodontic Study Group
- The Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO)
Outside the Office
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.