Hazel Glows With Her New Teeth

Your five-year-old daughter wearing her first dentures can be surreal. Just ask Sarah Hamilton. The mom shares about how the teeth have impacted Hazel’s eating and speech and how they are having to battle their insurance to get benefits.

First Dentures for Hazel: Her Mom’s Perspective

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.

Diagnosed Over the Phone With Ectodermal Dysplasia

When Mason Langefeld still had not developed any teeth by his one-year-old check-up, his mom, Renee, decided to call a local dentist. He asked her a few questions that finally pointed them toward answers and a resource to help them care for their son. Read how they successfully fought their insurance company to pay for their son’s dentures.

5 Reasons Why We Need You on Capitol Hill

Ectodermal Dysplasias Advocacy Day approaches quickly and we need you, our National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias (NFED) family, to be there. We try time and again to be advocates to all members of the NFED. But only you and your family are the ones who can make a difference in the lives of people affected…

8 Tips for Getting Your Child To Wear Dentures

We asked our families for their best advice. Here’s what they said. Bribery! Determine treats or prizes that the child would earn for wearing their dentures “x” amount of time each day. Increase the times until he or she is wearing them all day, every day. You could do a star chart if they are…

Dentures for Kids

Who ever heard of preschoolers wearing dentures? THEY ARE TOO YOUNG FOR DENTURES! You may have heard this, even from your dentist. You may have even thought this. But guess what? It’s simply not true! Dentures for kids are a necessity if they are missing teeth due to ectodermal dysplasias. Many kiddos affected by ectodermal…

Evan’s Story – Part III

By  Karen Forman (Note: The following story is part three in a series written by Karen Forman, the mom to an adult son, Evan, who is affected by hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia. Read part one and two. ) My toddler, Evan, loved his new teeth and was happy to show anyone who wanted to look. I noticed…