Mychal is one of our dental hygienists and has been with Bailey & Wright since 2013. We are so fortunate to have such a kind and encouraging staff member that enjoys her daily interactions with patients. Mychal says that one of the best things about her job is revisiting with patients every six months—she is always learning something new from them! The other aspect of her job that she loves is having co-workers that are like family. In fact, one of our dental assistants, Nicole, is Mychal’s cousin! They were very close growing up and Mychal always looked up to her, so she feels very fortunate to be able to work with her in a professional setting!
Mychal grew up in Wells County, Indiana. She loved going to the dentist as a child, and she remembers telling her mom at a young age that she wanted to pursue a career in the field of dentistry. After graduating from Southern Wells High School in 2008, she entered the dental hygiene program at Indiana University Fort Wayne. Mychal graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from IU Fort Wayne in 2011.
On the weekends, you can find Mychal visiting with family, especially her young niece. She enjoys going on trips with friends to explore new places, as well as reading and learning new things!
As a child, Barbara always enjoyed going to the dentist; however, she knew early on that being a dentist was not for her. It was a career in dental hygiene that peeked her interest. So, after graduating from Bishop Chatard High School in 1980 and attending Indiana University-Bloomington, she went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1984.
Barbara has worked as a dental hygienist in Chicago, Illinois and Nashville, Tennessee, but ended back in Indianapolis at Bailey & Wright Dentistry in 2005. She is known around the office as the adventurous one and always has great stories about her large family or places she has visited! Her maternal instincts, combined with a natural ability to connect with patients on a personal level, is one of her greatest strengths. Barbara will always go the extra mile for her dental family, and most importantly, her patients!
Barbara and her husband, Gary, reside in Fairland, Indiana, and have four grown children and two dogs, Scout and Mocha. She enjoys traveling, especially to National Parks and “Sister Trips,” and one day she would love to move out West! In her free time, you can find Barbara cooking in the kitchen and spending time with family and friends.
Born and raised in Greenfield, Indiana, Shy graduated from Greenfield Central High School in 1996. She went on to attain her dental assisting license from Walker Career Center and graduated in 1997. In 201X, Shy decided to go back to school for additional dental assisting education and interned with Bailey & Wright Dentistry during this time. After finishing her degree at Kaplan College in 2016, Shy began working for our practice as a dental assistant.
Not only does Shy enjoy working with her Bailey & Wright family, but she also looks forward to what each day can bring. She loves being a part of something that can improve the confidence for so many; she looks forward to visits with each patient and taking care of them during their individual procedures.
Shy and her husband, Bradley, are a “Brady Bunch” family, having eight children and three cats between the two of them! Their household is a busy one, with kids’ ages spanning 13 years! In their free time, the family enjoys fellowship with others and in church. They also lead a Bible study once a week in their home. Her favorite verse from Luke 6:38. “Give and it will be given to you, Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.” Other hobbies for Shy include volunteering, reading, baking and going on walks.