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Meet Dr. Rana Barakat

Dedicated to your Amazing Smile!

Meet Dr. Rana Barakat

Dr. Rana Barakat became an orthodontist to fulfill her lifelong dream of creating beautiful smiles for her patients. Her passion for orthodontic care originated in her childhood, because she needed to have extensive work on her own teeth. When her treatment finished, Dr. Barakat became so elated looking at her new beautiful teeth in the mirror that she was inspired to become an orthodontist to help others feel the same way.

To this day, she has always believed that a beautiful smile is essential to achieving oral health as well as confidence. While Barakat Orthodontics uses the most innovative orthodontic technology available, it is Dr. Barakat and her team’s personal touch that really makes patients feel so special. It is her priority to provide excellent orthodontic treatment, ensure optimal clinical results, and at the same provide a warm, and positive experience for patients.

Dr. Barakat completed her specialty training in Orthodontics at the prestigious Eastman Dental Center, University of Rochester, New York, in 1996. She attended the University of Tennessee, College of Dentistry in 1990 and received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) with honors in 1994. She attended Vanderbilt University for her undergraduate studies in 1987. Dr. Barakat regularly participates in continuing education programs to stay current with leading treatment techniques.

Dr. Barakat is a Board Certified Orthodontist, an achievement held by only 25% of all orthodontists. She has been featured in several magazines, including Health and Beauty, I am Modern, and Northern Virginia Magazine. Dr. Barakat has been voted “Top Orthodontist” by her peers in Health and Beauty Magazine (2006, 2007, 2008), Washingtonian Magazine, Top Orthodontist (consecutively 2009 – 2018), Northern Virginia Magazine (consecutively 2009 – 2018) and Virginia Living Magazine (consecutively 2011 – 2018). Most recently, Dr. Barakat has been voted a “Top Dentist” in the Nation by topDentist.

In her free time, Dr. Barakat volunteers at area schools for career day and dental health education, and enjoys spending time with her husband Jerry, and their two children, Hope and Paul.