A lifelong Hoosier, Dr. Joe Bailey or “Dr. Joe” was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. He attended Warren Central High School and graduated in 1979. He continued his undergraduate studies at Indiana University-Bloomington. In 1982 he went on to attend Indiana University School of Dentistry to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 1986. After graduating from dental school, Dr. Joe began practicing with his older brother and (now retired) founder of Bailey & Wright Dentistry, Dr. David Bailey.
Dr. Joe knew at an early age that he wanted to pursue a career in the health field. Perhaps this was due, in part, to shadowing his pediatric dentist and orthodontist during his childhood or having an older brother that pursued a career in the field of dentistry. Ultimately, Dr. Joe decided to follow in their footsteps and become a dentist.
After practicing for more than 30 years, Dr. Joe is still known around the office for his thoughtful and even-keeled demeanor, which delivers a sense of calm and puts his patients at ease. Providing unparalleled dental care and creating a calming environment for his patients is his top priority. Dr. Joe has fostered and maintained relationships with families that have now been coming to the practice since its' beginning with Dr. David. Being able to cultivate long-lasting relationships with his patients is something he truly enjoys about his job and sets Bailey & Wright Dentistry apart.
Dr. Joe is a member of the American Dental Association, Indiana Dental Association, and Indianapolis District Dental Society. He spends one day a week at Indiana University School of Dentistry as a faculty member advising and mentoring dental students in all areas of the field.
He and his wife, Barb, were married in 1994 and are proud parents to two children, Matt and Lauren. Having coached both kids in sports during their childhood, Dr. Joe now finds himself cheering on the sidelines as they excelled as student-athletes both in high school and college. In addition to his own alma mater (go Hoosiers!), Dr. Joe is now a fan of the Wabash Little Giants, University of Indianapolis (UIndy) Greyhounds, and Notre Dame Fighting Irish. He also enjoys watching the Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers and Cincinnati Reds.
In his free time, you may find Dr. Joe hanging out with Mickey Mouse. His family loves to frequent Disney World on their vacations. In addition to travel, Dr. Joe has taken a recent liking to hiking and following the stock market.
And, in case you were wondering (because many have been asking!), Dr. Joe isn’t looking to retire any time soon. When the time does come, however, he’s planning to dig out years of notes he has been saving to start a series of children’s books.