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Halloween Candy Buy Back in NJ

Do the kids collect more candy than they could ever eat (or, that you’d want them to eat)? Put all that extra loot to good use this year by donating it to a dental office and help the less fortunate in the process.


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Across the state, dental and orthodontic offices are participating in a candy buy back program, urging kids to sell or donate their candy. These offices then send the candy to a variety of charitable organizations—our troops overseas, local homeless shelters, orphanages and food banks. Here’s where you can sell back your candy this year. Call ahead for more details. 

Amara Dental of Mahwah. November 1-10, during business hours. Donations to troops.

Central Jersey Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, East Brunswick. November 1-9. $1 per pound (5 pounds maximum). All candy will be donated to servicemen and women.

Champagne Smiles, Morganville. November 1-15. $1 per pound (up to 10 pounds). Donations will go to local food pantry.

Chester Mendham Dental, Chester. November 2 from 8 am-4 pm. $1 per pound (10 pounds maximum). Donations will go to Operation Gratitude.

Dentistry for Children, Bloomfield. November 1-9 during business hours. $1 per pound (5 pounds maximum). Enter to win $25 gift raffle.

Gallery of Little Smiles, Florham Park. November 2, 9 am-5 pm and November 3, 9 am-2 pm. Donations go to a local community charity.

Hamilton Dental Associates, Hamilton Square. Mid October- November 7. Donations go to Soldier's Angels.

Dr. Howard Kotkin, Chatham. November 1-10. Donation go to victims of Hurricane Florence. All donations receive a limited edition Dr. Howie toothbrush.

Dr. Jason Rosenfeld, DMD/Route 23 Pediatric Dentistry, Butler. November 1-7, 11 am-6 pm. $1 per pound. Donations go to Operation Gratitude. Call before dropping off.

Kids Smile Pediatric Dentistry, Monmouth Jct. Now-November 15. Monday, Thursday, Friday 9 am-5 pm, Tuesday 11 am-7 pm, every other Saturday 8 am-1 pm. $1 per pound (5 pounds maximum) and a free toothbrush. Donations go to Operation Gratitude.

Kidz World Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, Cedar Knolls. November 2, 5 and 7 from 9 am-5 pm. Donations go to Operation Gratitude.

Loew Orthodontics, Flemington (November 1, 1-5 pm), Clinton (November 2, 8 am-4 pm). Kids get $1 per pound. Benefits Operation Jersey Cares which supports our troops overseas. Loew Orthodontics will also donate $1 for every pound of candy (up to $1,000) to Hunterdon Outreach Program.​

Mark W. McDonough, DMD, Pennington. October 29-November 8. Everyone who donates will be entered to win one of three Amazon gift cards. Dr. McDonough will donate $1 for every pound of candy collected. Donations go to the Trenton Soup Kitchen.

Mercer Orthodontics, Lawrenceville. November 1-2. $1 per pound (5 pounds maximum). All children welcome. Donations will be made to local charities and deployed troops.

Metro Dental Associates, Morristown. November 1-8. Benefits Westfield Armory Troops.

Montgomery Pediatric Dentistry, Princeton. November 1 (10 am-6 pm), November 2 (10 am-5 pm), November 3 (8 am-2 pm). $1 per pound and candy is donated to Operation Jersey Cares to send care packages to our troops.

Newton-Sparta Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, Newton. November 1-2 from 9 am-5 pm, November 3 from 8 am-3 pm. Donations go to Operation Gratitude.

Ocean Pediatric Dental, Toms River and Manahawkin. November 5-7 from 9 am-5 pm. $1 per pound (5 pounds maximum). Donations go to Operation Gratitude.

Pediatric Dental Associates, Ridgewood. Oct. 31-Nov. 14. $1 per pound. For existing patients only.

Pediatric Dental Associates of Randolph, Randolph. November 1-14, during business hours. Candy donations will be delivered to local donations like the Dover Soup Kitchen, New Jersey Battered Women’s Shelter, Market Street Mission, Adaptive Sports Foundation and Interfaith Food Pantry. (Candy is not being bought back.)

Rockaway Orthodontics, Rockaway. November 3, 1-3 pm. $1 per pound of candy (up to 5 pounds). Donations go to Operation Gratitude. Other activities include crafts and prizes.

Roxbury Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, Succasunna. November 6-7, 4-6 pm. Donations go to troops overseas.

Seidner Dentistry & Associates, P.C., Randolph. November 5-6, 5-7 pm. Candy is donated to troops overseas.

Smile More Kidz, Tappan, NY. November 1-10, 9:30 am-5:30 pm. $1 per pound or $25 toward treatment. Donations go to Operation Gratitude. Anyone can participate.

Smile Solutions Orthodontics, Edison, Millburn, Union. Now-November 16. Everyone who donates will receive 25 points and will be entered to win a $25 Amazon gift card. Donations will go to troops.

Sunny Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, Mahwah. November 1-10 during regular business hours. Trade candy for cash and prizes. Candy will be donated to troops overseas.

These listed are sure to be collecting this year, but check out www.halloweencandybuyback.com for a full list of participants. Check with each office about collection times before visiting.

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