Teen Advocate Wins Award

A teenager from Wisconsin captures national award for his courage to share his struggles with ectodermal dysplasias and create change.

First In Our Family

Possible ectodermal dysplasia. Genetic. Life-long battle. These are not the words a parent wants to hear about their sweet little girl. But, Ashley Braden heard them and she cried. Then she reached out to the NFED for help.

Dr. Albert Guckes: A Dentist With a Big Heart

Back in the 1980s, a prosthodontist named Dr. Albert D. Guckes became interested in the ectodermal dysplasias. He speculated that dental implants might be a viable treatment for affected adults who were missing teeth. His landmark study would impact generations to come with what they learned. We not only thank Dr. Guckes for this study but for what he did for the next three decades to help our families.

Health Insurance and Teeth

Find out what the NFED Is doing so that health insurance will cover your dental care – and how you can help. Plus, discover resources to help you file successful claims.

This is a Family Affair

Nikko is a lucky little boy whose family has rallied around him with love and support. Grandpa David and uncle Paul headed off to an NFED Family Conference in search of answers. They found those…and so much more. Find out what they learned and how they are giving back.

Missing Fingers Bonds Three Amigos

Having missing fingers can get you bullied. It can also help you find life-long friends. Read about Tyler, Zemery and Nollan’s special friendship and how going to the NFED Family Conference impacted them.

Our Special Grandson

Donna Garrett-Miller details how her grandson, Noah, was born with complications that led to an Ankyloblepharon-Ectodermal Defects-Clefting (AEC) syndrome diagnosis.

Collaborating With Leaders Around the World

In early October, NFED Executive Director Mary Fete met with leaders from eight other ectodermal dysplasia support groups/organizations in Germany. Find out what they talked about and what they have planned for 2-20-20!