Candy Buy Back
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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.

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 4-8. $1/lb., 10 lbs. Max. Donations go to Nuns of Rosary Shrine in Summit, NJ who distribute locally to those in need.

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 per pound. 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.

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 6. Donations being made to The Jersey Battered Woman’s Shelter, Market Street Mission and Adaptive Sports Foundation.

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.

Rockaway Orthodontics, Rockaway. November 3, 1-3 pm. $1/lb. 5 lbs. max. Fall crafts, cards for soldiers and raffles. Taking shipping and toothbrush donations. Proceeds go to Operation Gratitude.

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 1-8. The child who brings in the most Halloween candy will receive four free movie passes to AMC Theaters.

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

Do you know of a candy buy back location that’s not on our list? Email taryn@njfamily.com.