Support Each Other: We are Family!

By Josh Long Why do we donate our time and money to the NFED?  Because the NFED is family!  Two years ago, we attended our first Family Conference in Orlando, Fla. through a very generous NFED scholarship.  The conference was a life-changing event for our entire family. We had mom, dad, son, daughter, grandma and grandpa in attendance. …

A Chance Meeting Changed my Life!

    By Frank Farrington, D.D.S., M.S. Affiliated with the Medical College of VCU, Dept. of Pediatric Dentistry, Richmond, VA Why have I stayed involved with the NFED and the Scientific Advisory Council, Patient Care Council, and the Board of Directors for so many years?  The answer is very simple. When you are on the faculty of a…

She Was One of the Founding Families as a Toddler in 1981. Today, She’s an Advocate for the Community.

Hi there, My name is JoAnna Nix and I volunteered last fall to help represent the NFED at my local Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) and State Campaigns.  The NFED is known as the Skin and Dental Dysfunction Foundation #10604 by the CFC. Being a government employee, I’ve seen that government workers really do care about their communities and want…

My Smile – 23 Years in the Making – Part 2

In case you missed it, my first blog post covered the initial planning stages of my dental implant process. Now friends, this was where the real fun began. My treatment plan included one upper jaw bone graft to build up bone density in my jaw, six upper implants that would eventually connect to a permanent…

Volunteers are Love in Motion!

By Alanna F. Bree, M.D. Pediatric Dermatologist, A Children’s House for Pediatric Dermatology It has been an honor and a privilege to volunteer as a member and a secretary of the Scientific Advisory Council for the NFED.  The organization is a true blessing to so many. They not only do an excellent job of supporting and advocating…

Finding Strength in Moments of Pain

By Acacia Hathaway When my daughter, Ella, is older I will tell her the heart touching story of her first birthday and why I chose butterflies as her theme. She will begin to understand that she was strong from the beginning. She has taught me what strength really is. When Ella was almost a year…