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Dental and orthodontic offices across the state are participating in a candy buy back program urging kids to sell or donate their Halloween candy. These offices then send the candy to a variety of charitable organizations, give out prizes or even pay the kids in cash to fork over the sweets. Here’s where you can sell back your candy this year. Call ahead for more details.

All In the Family Dental Care, Wall Twp. November 4-5, 3-6 pm. $1/lb., 5 lbs. max. Donations going to troops oversees.

Brace Place Orthodontics, Manalapan. November 4-12, 8:30 am-5 pm. $1/lb; you choose to keep it or donate to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Additional $1 donations to be made for every pound of candy. Candy donations going to Lunch Break in Red Bank.

Carter Smile, Morristown. November 1-6. Exchange unopened Halloween candy for cash, $1/lb., 10 lbs. max. Donations go to Dominican Monastery in Summit.

Dear Tooth Fairy: Pediatric Dentistry of Jersey City, Jersey City. November 1-8. One token for the toy machine for every 1 lb. of candy. 5 lbs. max. Kids will get a toothbrush and a sugar free lollipop. Instead of donating candy, toothbrushes will be donated to homeless shelters in and around Jersey City.

Dental Care 4 Kids, Englewood. November 1-6. Donations go to troops, veterans and first responders.

Gallery of Little Smiles, Florham Park. November 1-2, 5-6. $1/lb. Every pound gets you an entry ticket in a raffle for a $25 Visa gift card.

Growing Faces Pediatric Dentistry, Edison. November 1-8. $1/lb. 10 lbs./max. Donations going to Operation Shoebox.

Jersey City Pediatric Dentistry, Jersey City. November 1-8. $1/lb. 5 lbs./max. Donations will go to troops through Operation Gratitude.

KidZdent, Old Bridge. November 1-6. $1/lb., 5 lbs./max. Donations will go to troops overseas with toothbrushes and floss.

Kidzworld, Cedar Knolls. November 1-4. $1/lb. 5 lb./max. Bring the most candy and win a family karaoke machine. Second and third place wins a $25 Zinburger gift card.

Loew and Patel Orthodontics, Annandale/Flemington. Nov. 1 from 8 am-4 pm in Flemington, Nov. 4 8-10 am and 4-6 in Annandale. $1/lb., 10 lbs. max. $1 per pound to be donated to HOPS. Candy donations to troops from Operation Jersey Cares.

Mark W. McDonough, DMD, Pennington. Halloween-November 14. $1/lb. Every candy buy back participant will get a “brace buck,” which enters them into a drawing for various prizes. Donations go to the Trenton Soup Kitchen.

Mercer Orthodontics, Lawrenceville. November 5-7. $1/lb. 5 lbs. max. Donations going to troops overseas and local charities.

Montgomery Pediatric Dentistry, Princeton. November 1 and 4 from 9 am-5 pm, November 2 from 8 am-2 pm. $1/lb. 10 lbs./max. Donations going to Operation Jersey Cares.

Newton-Sparta Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, Newton. Nov. 1-3. $1/lb. 5 lbs. max. Whoever brings the most candy wins a family karaoke machine. Second and third place wins a $25 iTunes gift card. Donations go to Operation Gratitude.

Pediatric Dental Associates of Randolph, Randolph. Through November 8. Wrapped candy can be dropped off at the office and will be donated to local charities.

The Raphael Center for Integrative Orthodontics, Clifton. Through Thanksgiving. $1/lb. Candy to be donated to chronically ill kids through Hole in the Wall Gang’s Hospital Outreach Program. $1 match to the Foundation for Airway Health.

Ridge Family Dental, Lyndhurst. November 4, 9 am-6 pm. $1/lb. plus a healthy snack. 5 lbs. max. Donations going to local food pantry.

Route 23 Pediatric Dentistry, Butler. November 1-6. Call ahead to 973-838-0093. 50 cents/lb. Donations going to Operation Gratitude.

Roxbury Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, Succasunna. November 5-6, 4-6 pm. $1/lb. Donations going to US troops overseas.

Seidner Dentistry & Associates, PC, Randolph. November 4-5, 5-7 pm. $1/lb. Donations going to US troops overseas.

Singh and Smile Pediatric Dentistry, New Providence. November 1-8. Whoever brings in the most candy will win free tickets to any AMC Theater. Donations going to Operation Gratitude.

True Dental Care for Kids and Adults, Jersey City. November 2-11. Donations will go to Move America Forward, a nonprofit that supports the armed forces.

Westfield Pediatric Dental Group, Westfield. November 1-5. Put candy in the big box drop off by the front door and your child will leave with a dental goody bag filled with surprises.

Woodcliff Family Dental, Woodcliff Lake. November 1 and 4. $1/lb, 5 lbs. max. Donations will go to Operation Gratitude (troops, first responders, veterans).

These listed are sure to be collecting this year, but check out for a full list of participants.

Do you know of a candy buy back location that’s not on our list? Email