We empower and connect those touched by ectodermal dysplasias through education, support and research.
Our library has all sorts of information on treating and living with ectodermal dysplasias, from cosmetics and keeping cool to the search for a cure.
Come take a look!
What are ectodermal dysplasias?
The ectodermal dysplasias are inherited disorders that involve defects in the hair, nails, sweat glands and teeth. When a person has at least two types of abnormal ectodermal features—for example, malformed teeth and extremely sparse hair—the individual is identified as being affected by ectodermal dysplasia.Learn More
We’re here to listen and provide support
Connecting with someone who knows exactly what you're going through can be a huge relief.
for you and your family through our Family Liaisons and private Facebook groups.
Advocating for the Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act
People in the United States who are affected by ectodermal dysplasias have endured decades of claim denials from their health benefit plans for medically necessary dental care. We are advocating for a law that would change that.
Learn More and Contact Your Legislators
Stories of Hope
Watching your baby girl – who is only 5 – get fitted for her first pair of dentures can be an emotional journey. Read how Sarah Hamilton is navigating the process and find out what she’s learned about her daughter, herself and ectodermal dysplasia.Read the Full Story
Cyprian Katongo grew up in Zambia being bullied and dissed for having hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia. He endured the pain and asked God, “Why do I have this condition?” Find out not only how he endured but how he has triumphed and is sharing a message of love and hope.Read the Full Story
Suzanne Brown ignored her painful eyes for years, always thinking, “I’m fine.” But she wasn’t fine. In 2017, she noticed that she was going to bed earlier in the evening because “my eyes were done.” Affected by ectrodactyly-ectodermal dysplasia-clefting (EEC) syndrome, Suzanne found a treatment that changed her life.Read the Full Story
Registration is Now Open for the Family Conference!
Resolve to make 2019 the year you attend the Family Conference. Find answers to your questions. Meet one-on-one with medical and dental experts. Learn about the latest research for XLHED and the pending clinical trial. Connect with other families. You can also apply for a scholarship to help you attend.Learn More and Register