My Smile – 23 Years in the Making

By Jacob Moss On November 3, 2014, I completed my dental implant process. For the first time in my life I had a “permanent” set of teeth. As a 23-year-old man with hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia, permanent teeth had always been an abstract concept to me. The process was long and, at times, difficult; but now…

Déjà Vu All Over Again

By Mary K. Richter NFED Founder and Executive Director 1981-2010 While we often hope for or look for change or something better, time suggests that much in life doesn’t really change all that much. Take for instance the mom who works hard to teach her children to put away their toys and possessions. Chances are…

All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth

At Christmastime, I am reminded of many happy childhood traditions and memories. Some of my favorite memories involve snuggling up to watch Miracle on 34th Street, or leaping around the family room in a tutu along with The Nutcracker. (I will gleefully reenact this now, except without the tutu.) When I was growing up, we had…

Keegan’s Denture Adventure – Part 2

(This story is part two of a three-part story. Read part one.) By Lindsey James I have always enjoyed going to the dentist. As a child, my great-aunt worked as an assistant to my dentist. Visits to Dr. Gary meant seeing Aunt Linda… and getting to pick a prize from the beloved treasure chest. I…