Doctor AikenJohn Aiken, DMD
Dr. John Aiken worked as a teacher for eleven years before pursuing a career in dentistry. His career in teaching took him from Vermont to Guinea, West Africa, South Korea and the state of Georgia. Dr. Aiken then took a personality test to discover the perfect profession to match his inner being. The results pointed towards farming, race car driving and dentistry. Dr. Aiken chose dentistry and graduated from UAB School of Dentistry. He loves being able to help his patients with their dental needs and looks forward to going into work every day. He enjoys camping, gardening, photography and scuba diving, but not all four simultaneously.


Meet Our Team

When you visit Inverness Smiles, you can expect our team to greet you like an old friend, get to know your family and be attentive to your needs. We are committed to helping you improve your oral health and quality of life. Please call us today at (205) 995-3989 to learn more about dental care in Birmingham, Alabama, and to make an appointment with our experienced dentist.

Sunny Chung

Sunny Chung
Sunny grew up in Pelham and is married to Dr. Aiken. She is a talented manager who is fluent in Korean and can help with interpretation and document description for our Korean patients. Sunny moved back to Alabama after living abroad with her husband for several years (Guinea, West Africa and Korea). She also served as a Peace Corps volunteer, and hopes to return to visit Africa again. As a dental office manager, she is happy to be responsible for the oral health of our patients. Prior to becoming our office manager, Sunny worked as an English teacher, small business developer and as a corporate lawyer. She attended University of Georgia and is a Georgia Bulldogs fan.



Hylesha McCoy – Dental Assistant
Hylesha graduated from the Dental Assistant Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2017 and has always dreamed of working in the dental field. As a child, she always enjoyed going to the dentist and learning about dentistry. Hylesha loves engaging with patients and making them feel comfortable and confident about the treatment they are receiving. She is originally from Toledo, Ohio, but has lived in Alabama for the past 11 years. When she is not thinking about dentistry, she enjoys spending time with her family, especially Harper, who is the cutest baby in the world as voted by her colleagues.