Dr. Kevin M. Sims

2074 Valleydale Road
Hoover, AL 35244

Dr. Kevin M. Sims wants to provide you and your family with the highest quality implant care you need and desire. We have served Birmingham, Alabama and the southeast United States since 1997 and are proud of our continuing commitment to our patients’ health and comfort. Dr. Sims has placed thousands of dental implants and is a leader in the dental implant community. Dr. Sims provides implant dental lectures locally and throughout the southeastern United States.

Our team respects our patients’ time. We take the time to discuss all potential treatment options and answer any questions our patients may have to ensure they are making truly informed decisions about their care. Dr. Sims always calls his surgical patients at home following surgical appointments and spends as much time as needed to answer questions and have each patient feel comfortable.

Our practice is here when you need us, with emergency hours as needed. Dr. Sims provides his personal cell phone number to all of his patients. We care for you as part of our family and want to make sure you always receive the best care possible.Dr. Sims is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and the first Distinguished Young Alumni Award recipient of the University of Alabama, School of Dentistry, as well as a fellow of the American College of Dentists and International College of Dentists. He is actively involved in the Birmingham District Dental Society and has served as the Continuing Education Program Chairman and a member of the Peer Review Committee.

Dr. Kevin Sims

Dr. Kevin Sims

“I am committed to providing the highest quality periodontal care to my patients, giving them oral health that will last for the rest of their lives. I treat each patient with kindness, understanding, and sensitivity towards their needs, and do so with great attention to detail. I look forward to each patient I meet and hope to help you achieve the dental health you so greatly desire.”

Dr. Kevin M. Sims was born in North Dakota but raised in southern California and southern Nevada. He attended the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and Idaho State University where he received degrees in Radiology Technology and Pharmacy. Dr. Sims practiced for several years first as a radiological technologist then as a critical care pharmacist in several hospitals in Nevada, Idaho and Alabama. Dr. Sims graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Dentistry in 1994. He then completed a three-year residency program in Periodontics at UAB, receiving his Masters of Science in Oral Biology as well. Dr. Sims served as a research fellow during the final year of his residency and completed research in animal modeling for future regenerative procedures.

Dr. Sims is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and the first Distinguished Young Alumni Award recipient of UAB School of Dentistry. Dr. Sims is also a fellow of the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. He is actively involved in the Birmingham District Dental Society and has served as the Continuing Education Program Chairman, was appointed to the Peer Review Committee and the Executive Council. Dr. Sims is a faculty member of the Alabama Dental Hygiene Program, instructing the dental hygiene students in pharmacology. Dr. Sims served a five year term on the American Dental Association Test Construction Committee writing test questions in the periodontal and implantology disciplines for the National Dental Boards. He holds the academic rank of Clinical Associate Professor at UAB School of Dentistry, Department of Periodontics. Most recently Dr. Sims was asked to serve on the Dean’s Council for the UAB School of Dentistry.

Professional Affiliations

American Dental Association
American Academy of Periodontology
Alabama Dental Association
Birmingham District Dental Society
Alabama Society of Periodontists
Southern Academy of Periodontology
American College of Dentists

Dr. William Roe

Dr. William Roe

Dr. Roe graduated from the nationally renowned UAB School of Dentistry in 2002 and continued there with his graduate work in Prosthodontics.

Patient, caring and personable, Dr. Roe is a believer in patient education. He always listens to your opinions and answers your questions, reassuring you with straightforward and informative explanations about treatment options and procedures.

His philosophy of treating each patient as he would his own family is reflected in the warm, welcoming atmosphere of our office, as well as in Dr. Roe’s excellent results.

Awards and Recognitions

Excellence in Research
Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society – UAB
American College of Prosthodontics Award
International College of Dentistry Award


2002 | University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry
2005 | Completed 3-year post-graduate program in Prosthodontics, with a focus on implants, UAB
2008 | Joined University General Dentistry
2008 | Started Tuscaloosa Dental Arts (his own dental lab)

Dr. Emery Cole

Dr. Emery Cole

Dr. Emery M. Cole’s mission is to provide personalized, high-quality care on an as-needed and preventative basis with technology emphasis on 3D CEREC CAD-CAM single visit crowns and bridges, dental lasers and 3D imaging.

Dr. Cole is a graduate of The University of Alabama School of Dentistry (1992) and completed a residency in advance education in general dentistry the following year. He has practiced at his Sumiton location since 1995. Dr. Cole was awarded as a “fellow” in the Academy of General Dentistry and has been a member of the American Dental Association-Alabama Dental Association-Birmingham District Dental Society for 25 years. He also retains membership in the Academy of Facial Esthetics and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Cole is a native of Mobile and graduated with a BS in Biology from Spring Hill College. He and his wife have two children and the Cole’s enjoy golfing, soccer, tennis, mountain biking, boating and photography. Dr. Cole also enjoys cooking on his Big Green Egg and makes a tasty tur-duc-hen around the holidays!

Dr. Cole has a seasoned and knowledgeable staff who continually train to provide up to date dental services as well as patient comfort. Please feel free to talk with our staff about your dental health and dental plan benefits or to schedule a convenient time to see the doctor.

Everyone is family at our office and we welcome you to join!

Dr. Paul Koch

Dr. Paul Koch

Dr. Paul Koch has been a practicing dentist since 1989. For the past ten years, he has maintained a private dentist office dedicated to aesthetic and implant dentistry in Birmingham, AL. The practice is locally known as “The Dental Spa.” Dr. Koch received a doctorate of dental medicine from the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry where he graduated third in his class and received the American Association of Endodontics Achievement Award, the Prosthetics Society Achievement Award, and Clinical Production Awards. He also received a certificate of Oral Implantology from Loma Linda University. Dr. Koch is a lifetime qualified member of the Crown Council, an organization in which he was awarded the Individual Achievement Award in 2002 and the Mastermind Group of the Year Award in 1999. He is also a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. He is a certified instructor with the Dental Hygiene Implant Certification Program, as well.

In his spare time apart from his role as a dentist, Dr. Paul Koch enjoys playing tennis, golfing, biking, fitness training, and spending time with his family. He and his wife Nicolina have a son and a daughter and live in Vestavia Hills, AL.