Meet the Team!

It is our privilege to introduce our new Orthodontist, Dr. Julia Durham!

With roots in Midlothian, Dr. Durham first expressed interest in orthodontics as a patient of Dr. King. Dr. King mentored Dr. Durham throughout her professional career, and they became both colleagues and friends. They worked together to co-author three research articles in orthodontic journals. Dr. King also sat on the committee to award Dr. Durham her Masters Degree in Dental Science and described her as, “a great orthodontist and leader in our field.”

Dr. Durham graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelors degree in Biology. She completed dental school at Virginia Commonwealth University and attended the University of Tennessee for her Masters Degree and Certificate in Orthodontics. During her orthodontic residency, she was recognized as one of the top orthodontic residents in the country by the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics. Following graduation, Dr. Durham went on to earn her board certification by the American Board of Orthodontics. After moving back to Virginia, she has been practicing orthodontics in the West End. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband, two daughters, and two Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dogs.

You will be happy to know that Dr. Durham will continue to work with the same team you have grown to love at John W. King Orthodontics, and she is honored to have the privilege of continuing the excellent quality of care provided by Dr. King. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Durham to our team!


Hi, my name is Mary Colletti.  I am the Office Manager and the Financial and Insurance Coordinator.  I have been in the Orthodontic field for 20 years.  I think of each patient and their family as part of our Orthodontic family, and I take customer service very seriously.  I enjoy the personal relationships that have evolved over the years and look forward to meeting you and your family.  I am married with two children and have an English Bulldog.  “Find a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life” – Confusius


Hola, My name is Britney, I am the treatment coordinator and have been in the field of orthodontics with Dr. King for over twelve years. I really enjoy training others, working with patients and connecting with them at each appointment.  Best of all, I get to learn something new every day.    It is a wonderful experience to watch how we can improve people’s smiles.  On my own time, I keep busy with my family and our precious little boy.  I couldn’t be happier with my team, or should I say, my second family.


Meet WhitneyHi, my name is Whitney Palko and I am the billing coordinator/receptionist at Dr. King’s office. I have been working with this wonderful team for about 5 years now. One of my favorite things about this position is getting to know our patients. Seeing the transformation from start to finish is such an awesome experience and we get to experience that with our patients. Outside of work I have a wonderful husband of almost 5 years, a beautiful 3 year old son, and I am a full time student at Liberty University.


Hello, My name is Victoria Licence and I am an Orthodontic Assistant! I graduated Dental Assisting school in 2015 and had the pleasure of working alongside Dr.King for 3 years. I previously attended Virginia Wesleyan University where I played Women’s Volleyball! I love my job because I am able to connect with every patient in a different way and I enjoy watching their confidence rise during their time in treatment. I also adore all of the ladies I have the privilege of working with and they have become my 2nd family!When i’m not working I enjoy going to concerts, baking, organizing, decorating and traveling. I have a wonderful husband and two adorable little fur babies, Pipi (cat) and Alaka’i (1 year old Australian Shepard).  ♥


Hello, My name is Taylor and I am an Orthodontic Assistant! I graduated dental assisting school in 2014, and began working for Dr.King in April 2016. I love connecting with our patients and watching their expressions when getting there braces off and seeing their beautiful smiles! Nothing feels better than helping people feel more confident about themselves. In my spare time I love going on adventures with my dog, Vanna!


Hello, My name is Korrina and I am an Orthodontic Assistant! I have been in orthodontics for 3 years now, and I love seeing the change in our patients confidence throughout treatment. I spend my free time with my husband and our one year old Shih Tzu, Lacey!


My name is Jessica Bowling.  I’m the newest member of Dr. King’s team.  I finished dental assisting school in the fall of 2013.  I also have a beautiful little girl who I spend all of my spare time with.


♥ Jessica was a member of our team for a little over a year. In that short time she touched every one of our hearts. She was more than a friend to us, she was family. Her bright smile and crazy antics lit up our office everyday. Jessica was not only loved by our team but also by our patients. July 1, 1994- April 17, 2015. You will forever be missed. ♥


John W. King D.D.S. - Orthodontist in Midlothian, Virginia

Dr. John W. King has practiced in the Chesterfield community for over 25 years and received most of his education in Virginia. He first attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and Gettysburg College. Later, he graduated from the Medical College of Virginia as a Doctor of Dental Surgery. After acquiring his certification as an orthodontist from the Medical College of Virginia, Dr. King continued on to earn his Board Certification in 1989.


Being an active member in the Brandermill Rotary Club, Dr. King stays involved with many community activities and supports numerous school functions and PTA organizations in the surrounding area (including Manchester, Clover Hill, Cosby, and Monacan High Schools, as well as Tomahawk Creek, Swift Creek, Bailey Bridge, and Manchester Middle Schools). Dr. King, having an extensive education, believes in continuing education as a lifelong endeavor. As an expert in the field of distraction osteogenesis, a bone growth technique, Dr. King has authored articles for national and international orthodontic journals and frequently lectures at professional meetings. Dr. King is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, the Richmond Dental Association, as well as, numerous local dental and orthodontic study clubs.


He, his wife, Donna and their daughter Lillie, live in the Woodlake community. Lillie attends St. Catherine’s School. Dr. King and family enjoy activities such as golf, skiing, boating, and watching Lillie’s skiing and ice skating competitions.

KING, John W., D.D.S., 66, of Midlothian, passed away to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 24, 2017. He was the son of the late Jack and Norma King of Alexandria. He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Donna S. King; wonderful daughter, Lillie Madison King; brother, Tom (Debbie); and many loving nieces and a nephew. John grew up in Northern Virginia, where he was proud to have been an accomplished wrestler on his high school team. He received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Gettysburg College and followed that with a Masters Degree in Chemistry from Virginia Tech, and thus a Hokie sports fan. John then studied dentistry at the Medical College of Virginia at VCU, receiving his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1978. He then completed his post doctoral certification in orthodontics at MCV in 1980. John began his orthodontic practice in Chesterfield County, where he practiced for over 37 years. During that time, he treated thousands of patients. He was well-known for his professional acumen, attention to detail, compassion and kindness to his patients and their families. In recent years, John was gratified when his former patients, as adults, brought their own children to him for orthodontic treatment. John was highly regarded by his professional colleagues. He published papers in the orthodontic journals, was active in many professional organizations and was nationally recognized for establishing new techniques of orthodontic treatment. John was active in the community and was a member of Midlothian Rotary Club and Study club for many years. He was a loyal friend and maintained many lifelong friendships, from high school and throughout his life. These people enjoyed his camaraderie, his good humor and his kindness. John was an understated gentleman and often did not share his many accomplishments. Those whose lives he touched – he enriched. John was an avid skier, golfer, tennis player and sports fan. John loved his family. His absolute favorite activity was watching his daughter, Lillie, ski. He was so proud of her accomplishments. There are so many fine and funny stories to share about John, but most of all he was a dedicated father. Lillie was the delight of his life. John will be missed by his friends, patients, employees, colleagues and his loving family. You may honor his life with visitation on Wednesday, January 3, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Bennett Funeral Home, 14301 Ashbrook Parkway, Chesterfield, Va 23832, where his funeral service will be held at noon on Thursday, January 4, 2018. In lieu of flowers, send donations to Peppers Ranch (In honor of Kelsey Briggs), P.O. Box 3814, Edmond, Okla. 73083.