One fun fact about Dr. Jeff Wright or “Dr. Jeff” is that he is the brother of Dr. Greg Wright. They, along with their sister, grew up in Frankton, Indiana (near Anderson). Although the brothers are seven years apart, they have always had a close relationship. Dr. Greg would often mentor Dr. Jeff on his career path during Dr. Jeff’s high school days.
Dr. Jeff had always been interested in healthcare, but having an older brother that successfully graduated from dental school and started a career at David E. Bailey, DDS and Joseph M. Bailey DDS, PC definitely inspired him to take a closer look at dentistry.
However, it was during this same time that Dr. Jeff was considering a career in architecture. During the summer before his senior year of high school, he attended an Architecture + Planning camp at Ball State University to learn more about architecture, landscape architecture and urban planning. Though he appreciated the camp, he quickly learned there is much more to architecture than drafting—the craft he truly enjoyed. With this insight, Dr. Jeff was able to make a very clear decision to pursue a career as a dentist.
In 1999, Dr. Jeff graduated from Frankton Jr. Sr. High School and began his dental school prerequisites and undergraduate coursework at Indiana University-Bloomington. During his time at IU, Dr. Jeff became an avid cyclist, training and riding in the Indiana University Student Foundation Little 500 race for his fraternity from 2000-2003. In 2003, Dr. Jeff was accepted to the Indiana University School of Dentistry (IUSD) in Indianapolis, and graduated in 2007 with his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree.
During this time, Bailey, Bailey & Wright Family Dentistry was flourishing and the need for an additional doctor was essential. With more than 35 years of experience—and many of those years working alongside a brother and a son-in-law—Dr. David Bailey understood the importance of family. Upon his graduation from IUSD, Dr. Jeff was offered a position with the practice.
Over the years, Dr. Jeff has prioritized getting to know each of the families that have been coming to Bailey & Wright since the beginning with Dr. David! Engaging with patients and watching families grow is certainly one of the most rewarding aspects of Dr. Jeff’s job. He understands the importance of cultivating and sustaining relationships with each individual that sits in his chair. Because Dr. Jeff is known around the office for his laid-back and approachable personality, he strives to ensure patients feel the same; it is important that he, along with the Bailey & Wright team, provide a gentle and “family-like” environment and that patients feel comfortable.
In 2010, Dr. Jeff bought into the practice and its name changed to Bailey & Wright Dentistry—a more simplistic approach that still represented the names for both sets of brothers. As a new partner and co-owner, Dr. Jeff wanted to focus on adding additional treatment options for patients, particularly implant placement and restoration.
Today, Dr. Jeff has more than ten years of experience placing and restoring dental implants. Whether it be a single tooth replacement or a full mouth restoration, he is very pleased to offer this treatment choice as a superior option to patients missing one or more teeth. With dental implants, a new smile is always the end result so a great deal of accomplishment for Dr. Jeff is knowing a patient’s confidence restored when treatment is complete.
Dr. Jeff is a member of the American Dental Association, Indiana Dental Association, and Indianapolis District Dental Society.
In his free time, Dr. Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife, Andrea, and their two children, Hudson and Landry. Team Wright also has a senior German Shorthaired Pointer dog named Lucia, affectionately named for the Caribbean island where he and his wife honeymooned in 2006. Dr. Jeff enjoys traveling, running (he has completed over 10 mini-marathons and would like to do a marathon one day), boating, cycling, the Indianapolis 500, IU athletics, and cheering on the Indianapolis Colts. Dr. Jeff also appreciates a good card game, crossword puzzle, board game or jigsaw puzzle.