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.