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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.

Baumwoll Orthodontics, Randolph. Now - November 9. Donations being made to Ronald McDonald House.

Brace Place Orthodontics, Manalapan/Freehold/Hightstown. November 1-8, 8:30 am-5 pm. $1 per pound (up to 10 pounds). The office will donate of $1 per pound to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and Better Beginnings Child Development Center of Hightstown. Candy donated to local food banks.

Carter Smile, LLC, Morristown, November 1-15. $1 per pound up to $10. Matching monetary donation made to Autism Speaks.

Children's Dentistry of Morristown, November 1-7. Donations go to New Jersey Cares.

Dear Tooth Fairy, Jersey City. November 1-10. Earn tokens for the treasure tower. One token per pound (up to 5 pounds). Win $100 gift card.

Dental Care 4 Kids, Englewood, November 2, 2 -7 pm. Kids get $1 per pound of candy (up to 5 pounds). Donations go to Operation Gratitude.

Dental Kidz, Newark. November 1-3, 8 am-3 pm. Kids get $1 per pound of candy (up to 5 pounds). First 50 kids get a free goodie bag. Donations go to the troops. 

Flanders Pediatric Dentistry, Flanders. November 1-2, 9 am-5 pm (office closed 1-2 pm), November 3, 8 am-3 pm, November 4, 8 am-2 pm, November 6-7, 9 am-5 pm (office closed 1-2 pm). $1 per pound (up to 10 pounds). Donations go to Operation Gratitude. 

Gallery of Little Smiles, Florham Park. November 1, 3-4 during office hours. Donations go to a local community charity and food pantry.

Hamilton Dental Associates, Hamilton Square. Now - November 7. Donations go to Soldier's Angels. Everyone who donates is entered to win one of three prizes: Nintendo Switch, $100 Amazon gift card or $50 Amazon gift card.

Jersey City Pediatric Dentistry, Jersey City. November 1–7. Donations go to Operation Gratitude which gives candy to US Troops and First Responders along with dental supplies such as toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss. Kids will receive $1 per pound of candy.

Jockey Hollow Dentistry, LLC, Mendham. Now - November 8. $1 per pound (max of 8 pounds). Donations go to Jersey Cares.

Kids Smile Pediatric Dentistry, Monmouth Jct. Now - November 20. Monday, Thursday, Friday 9 am-5 pm, Tuesday 11 am-7 pm, every other Saturday 8 am-1 pm. $1 per pound. Donations go to Operation Gratitude.

Loew Orthodontics, Flemington ( 11/1 - 11/2 8 am - 5 pm), Clinton (11/3 8 am - 4 pm). Kids get $1 per pound (up to 10 pounds). Benefits Operation Jersey Cares which supports our troops overseas. Dr. Loew will also donate $1.00 for every pound of candy to Hunterdon Outreach Program.​

Mark W. McDonough, DMD, Pennington. Now - November 9. $1 per pound. Doctor will match donations, which go to the Trenton Soup Kitchen.

Mercer Orthodontics, Lawrenceville. November 1-2, from 9 am - 6pm. Donations benefit local charities and overseas troops.

Montgomery Pediatric Dentistry, Princeton. November 1-4. Kids get $1 per pound and candy is donated to Operation Jersey Cares to send care packages to our troops.

Newton-Sparta Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, Nov. 1-3,  9-5 pm. Donations go to Operation Gratitude.

North Arlington Orthodontics, North Arlington. November 1-4. $1 per pound (up to 10 pounds). The donations will be going to Queen of Peace Foody Pantry and Goodwill Rescue Mission in Newark.

Old Hook Dental, Westwood. $1 per pound of candy. Donations will go to Treats for Troops.

Pearly Whites, Berkeley Heights. Now - November 13. Benefits Operation Gratitude. 

Pediatric Dental Associates of Randolph, Randolph. Now - November 10. Donations being made to Ronald McDonald House. 

The Raphael Center for Integrative Orthodontics, Clifton. November 1-3. $1 per pound or $10 gift card for $4 per pound and up. Benefits Navy MWR Installations Overseas.

Rockaway Orthodontics, Rockaway. November 4, 1-3 pm. $1 per pound of candy (up to 5 pounds). Donations go to Operation Gratitude. 

Roxbury Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, Succasunna. November 1-2, 5-7 pm. Donations go to troops overseas.

Seidner Dentistry & Associates, P.C., Randolph. November 1-2, 5-7 pm. Candy is donated to troops overseas. 

Skyland Smiles, Sparta and Vernon. November 6, 3-5 pm in Sparta, November 2, 3-5 pm in Vernon. $2 per pound (up to 5 pounds). Donations go to Operation Gratitude.

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

Smile Works Pediatric Dentistry, Basking Ridge, November 3, 9 am - 5 pm. All candy will be donated to Operation Gratitude, a non profit organization tat sends care packages to our troops overseas.

Springfield Orthodontics, Springfield. November 1-3, 9 am-5:30 pm. November 4, 8-11:30 am. Donations going to The Apostles House in Newark.

Sunny Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, Mahwah. November 1-10 during regular business hours. Candy will be donated to troops overseas.

True Dental Care for Kids & Teens, Jersey City. November 1-15. $1 per pound (up to 5 pounds). Donating candy to Hurricane relief in Puerto Rico.

Westfield Pediatric Dental Group, Westfield. November 1-8. The child who brings in the most Halloween candy will receive four free movie passes to AMC Theaters. Donations to Operation Smile.

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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