Meet the Doctors

Dr. Grady, D.D.S.


Dr. Grady attended the University of Maryland at College Park for his undergraduate education and received a combined degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics. He then attended dental school at the University of Maryland at Baltimore, which is recognized as the first dental school in the world. Graduating cum laude, he received numerous awards and was invited to join Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society, Georgia’s Odontological Prosthodontic Society, and the Phi Sigma Society.

Dr. Grady is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Georgia Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Orthodontic Society, and the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network. Dr. Grady is also one of a few practitioners in the state of Georgia certified by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. He was in the first graduating class of Invisalign-trained general dentists in the state of Georgia. He has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education, and his current interests are heavily focused on perfecting your smile using crowns, veneers and orthodontics when necessary.

He lives in Alpharetta with Amie and is the proud father of four (yes, four) daughters, Anna, Sara, Tessa and Cora.

Dr. Hayward

Dr. David Hayward received his dental degree from Emory University in 1978 He provides a variety of general and surgical services to our patients at Grady Dental Care. He has extensive training and experience in areas including oral surgery, implant dentistry and periodontics. He is also certified to provide oral conscious sedation for fearful patients. With oral conscious sedation, you can wake up to find that you are finished with no memory of your visit. This allows Dr. Hayward to make you completely comfortable and complete your treatment in one appointment.

Dr. Hayward’s credentials include:

  • Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (1991)
  • Graduate of Emory University School of Dentistry in Decatur, GA (1978)
  • Dental Implant residency with Medical College of Georgia 2009
  • Membership in American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID)
  • Advanced Life Care Support (ACLS) certified
  • Fellow Academy of General Dentistry (requires 500 hours continuing education)
  • Team Dentist for Gwinnett Gladiators, 2004-2010
  • Recipient of distinguished Ron Lamb Award for Outstanding Missionary Service through the Christian Dental Society 2010
  • DOCS certified as Oral Sedation Dentist
  • Mastership in Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD 2012)

Dr. Hayward lives in Suwanee with his wife Barbara and has 2 children & 4 grandchildren.

Sheryl Wait, DMD

Dr. Sheryl Wait grew up in Covington, GA, and went on to attend the University of Georgia in Athens, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She then attended the Medical College of Georgia, School of Dentistry in Augusta, and received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2004. She has practiced family dentistry in the greater Atlanta area for 14 years.

She maintains active membership in the Hinman Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Georgia Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the Northern District Dental Society.

Dr. Wait resides in Brookhaven with her husband, Philip, and their 3 children, Edward (7), Lucy (5), and Bonnie (2).

Dr. Richard Papp

Dr. Richard Papp graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2001. In 2003 Dr. Papp opened his own practice in Fairfax, Virginia which he developed and ran until 2015 when his family returned to their native Georgia to be closer to their parents and siblings. Dr. Papp is familiar with many aspects of general dentistry focusing on cosmetic and family dentistry. In addition, Dr. Papp has completed certification with the United States Dental Institute towards the application of conventional orthodontics as well as advanced training with the popular Invisalign programs, is certified in the use of oral conscious sedation techniques and has received advanced training in dental implant restoration.

He is a member in good standing with the American Dental Association (ADA), Virginia Dental Association (VDA), Georgia Dental Association (GDA), the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), the United States Dental Institute (USDI), as well as an affiliate member of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (AAOMR) and a member of Doctors of Conscious Sedation (DOCS). He is licensed to practice dentistry in both Virginia and Georgia.

Dr. Papp enjoys spending time with his family and is an advocate for dental outreach as well as children’s literacy. His hobbies include racquetball, reading, classical music performance, and attending local sporting events.