Dr. Greg Wright grew up in Frankton, Indiana and attended Frankton/Lapel Community Schools from grades K-12. He attended Leach School for grades K-8 and graduated from Frankton Jr/Sr High School in 1991. Dr. Wright’s parents were both teachers in the Anderson School System. His dad, Maurice, taught Chemistry at Madison Heights High School (and later Anderson High School when the school changed names) for 36 years and his mom, Elizabeth, taught Home Economics a few years before and after raising their children. Dr. Wright has a younger sister, Kim, and a younger brother, Jeff, who is also a dentist working alongside Greg in Wright & Wheeler Dentistry, as well as Bailey & Wright Dentistry in Indianapolis.
During the summer before his junior year of high school, Dr. Wright participated in a cross-country camp at Marian College (now Marian University) in Indianapolis. During some free time he played a competitive tennis match with the camp’s director. Dr. Wright dove for a shot causing his racquet to hit the ground and bounce back into his two front teeth, breaking them. With such severe dental trauma as a teenager, he thought his smile was ruined forever. Fortunately, Dr. Wright had a wonderful family dentist that was extremely personable, accommodating and understanding. During his treatment, which included two root canals and porcelain veneers, Dr. Wright not only remembers the outstanding patient care he received, but also how much better he felt with his new smile. Because of this experience, Dr. Wright decided to pursue a career in the field of dentistry. He wanted to be able to recreate that same feeling of confidence for others seeking beautiful smiles.
After high school graduation, Dr. Wright attended Indiana University-Bloomington for his undergraduate studies. After three years, he received early admittance to Indiana University School of Dentistry. In 1998, he graduated from IU School of Dentistry with his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree and accepted an offer from his future father-in-law and dental mentor, Dr. David Bailey, as well as Dr. Joseph Bailey, to begin practicing at David E. Bailey, DDS and Joseph M. Bailey DDS in July of that same year. In 2002, Dr. Wright bought into the practice and its name changed to Bailey, Bailey & Wright Family Dentistry. In 2008, after Dr. Jeff Wright, Greg’s brother, joined the same practice, the name was simplified to Bailey & Wright Dentistry. Bailey & Wright Dentistry is located on the east side of Indianapolis.
Dr. Greg Wright has been practicing dentistry for 23 years. Dr. Wright enjoys getting to know his patients and their families and he is extremely proud of the large patient base he and his partners have built in their Indianapolis practice. He hopes to do the same at the Wright & Wheeler practice in Lapel. As a member of the American Dental Association, Indiana Dental Association, and Indianapolis District Dental Society, Dr. Wright is committed to the values of professional dentistry. He is a family and cosmetic practitioner with years of experience utilizing InvisalignⓇ as a means to properly align teeth without the use of metal braces.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Wright has a passion for physical fitness and sharing that with his family. He enjoys being outdoors, running, hiking (especially in National Parks), IU athletics, and spending time with his wife, Charron and their three children, Conner, Logan, and Morgan.
Over the years, Dr. Wright has enjoyed coaching his kids’ baseball, basketball and soccer teams, as well as helping them to achieve their individual running goals. He spends his evenings and weekends watching his kids play soccer and run in cross country and track meets. He is involved in the Boy Scouts of America, having served as an adult leader for both of his sons, as well as supporting them on their path to Eagle Scout. He also finds time to volunteer as a mentor through Fishers Youth Mentoring Initiative and various ministries for his church.
In 2015, Dr. Wright accompanied other church members on a Dental Mission Trip to Guatemala. Together, they provided free dental care to a number of individuals in a poverty-stricken area. In 2019, he participated in a rigorous 10-day backpacking trip with his two sons arranged by the Boy Scouts of America and the Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico. Both of these experiences taught him the importance of conservation and not taking anything for granted.