John D. Aiken, DMD

Dr. John Aiken is the cosmetic dentist at the helm of Inverness Smiles, located in Birmingham, Alabama. He believes in developing long-term relationships with his patients. He strives to care for the needs of the entire family — from babies to grandparents. For Dr. Aiken, patients aren’t just a number — they are valued family members.

Dr. 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 the University of Alabama School of Dentistry.

He loves being able to help his patients with their dental needs and looks forward to going into work every day. When he’s not in the office, he enjoys camping, gardening, photography and scuba diving, but not all four simultaneously.

Meet Our Team

Our friendly team is dedicated to helping you achieve and maintain excellent oral health and a beautiful smile. You are our highest priority, and we will give you our full attention throughout your visit to Inverness Smiles to ensure you are receiving the quality care you need. To learn more about our dental services and schedule your consultation with our dentist in Birmingham, Alabama, call us today at 205-995-3989!


Office Manager

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 in 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, a small business developer and as a corporate lawyer. She attended the University of Georgia and is a Georgia Bulldogs fan.


Dental Hygienist

Mandy Brock began her dental career and cross-trained as a dental assistant and receptionist in 1997. After many years, she moved forward in her education and earned her hygiene license in 2016. She now has 23 years of dental experience. She loves getting to know her patients while also educating them on good oral hygiene habits and leaving their teeth sparkly clean. Outside of the dental office, Mandy enjoys spending her time with her five kids and her husband in their home in Kimberly, Alabama. She enjoys being outdoors, watering her garden, playing with her dogs or snuggling inside watching her all-time favorite series, Grey’s Anatomy!


Dental Assistant

Jessica was born in Birmingham, Alabama, but spent her early childhood in Mexico. She attended Alabaster City Schools and graduated from Thompson High School in 2014. She was not sure about her career move, so she took a break from school and worked in restaurants until an ad for a dental assisting school caught her attention. The rest is history! Now, she loves caring for patients, from improving their smiles to educating them about oral hygiene, and dentistry has become a passion. So much so that Jessica is planning to continue her education to become a dental hygienist. She is a dedicated dental assistant who is fluent in both English and Spanish. On her days off, Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband and young son.