NFAR Men's Group - Jan 11, 2018

  • 27 December 2017

January Meeting


Please join us on Thursday, January 11, 2018 for the Men's Group!

The Men’s Group is for dads, step dads, and granddads helping to raise a child with autism. We offer dinner, guest speakers and a chance to network with other men in a relaxed setting.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Giovanni’s Italian Restaurant
9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92123             Directions

Dinner: Pizza, Salad, Soda. 
Dinner is provided


January Topic: Autism and the Dentist

Dr McGrady believes that "When approaching children on the spectrum, there really is no cookbook method. Every child is truly so different in the place they come from and dental experiences they bring with them. I think the most important thing you can do as a parent is approach the dentist like you would any other part of your child's team."

Discussion will include:

- dental anxiety and ways to make the dentist office a positive experience

- oral hygiene and tooth brushing

- cavities and sedation procedures

- orthodontics  

- pediatrics and adult dentistry – transitioning , insurance, etc.

Guest Speaker: Jodi McGrady, D.D.S.

Dr. Jodi McGrady is a dentist at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego. She divides her time practicing with Poiset and Associates on the Rady Children's campus and McGrady Dental Group in Poway, CA.

Dr. McGrady completed residencies in general practice and dental public health and a special needs/hospital dentistry fellowship at the University of Iowa. After 15 years in general practice, she continued her education in pediatric dentistry at UCLA.

She sees a wide range of patients including those with extensive dental needs, special needs and complicated medical history.

When not working, Dr. McGrady enjoys paddle boarding, cooking and spending time with her three children. To learn more