Dr. Ivey Wainwright is a native of Birmingham, Alabama. She decided to become a dentist after watching her uncle, who was a dentist perform a root canal on her sister. She was fascinated that she came to the office in so much pain and left feeling better. Dr. Wainwright attended undergrad at Stillman College for a Bachelor's of Science. She attended Dental school at Meharry Medical College.
Outside of the dental office, Dr. Wainwright spends time with her husband, Geoff, and her two siblings who still live in Alabama. Her hobbies include hiking, zip lining, and cross country skiing.