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Dental and orthodontic offices across the state are participating in a candy buyback program encouraging 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.

Adult & Pediatric Dental Studio, Manalapan. Nov. 1, 2 and 6. Earn $1 for every pound of candy you bring, up to $5 per person. The treats will be given to the Freehold Borough Police Department for local distribution.

Aesthetic Dental Solutions, Cranbury, Nov. 1-7. All candy collected will be donated to Move America Forward, which will distribute it through military care packages to the brave men and women of the Armed Forces. You will get $1 per pound, with a $5 max buyout per person.

Bright Smiles 4 Kids, Hackettstown, Nov. 1-3. You’ll receive $1 per pound, max $5 per person. Enter to win a laser tag set, a Roblox gift card and an Apple gift card.
Carter Smile, Madison, Nov. 1-5. You can exchange unopened candy for cash, at $1 per pound, up to 10 pounds per person. The candy will be redistributed to the Dominican Nuns in Summit as well as myFace.

Gallery of Smiles / Gallery of Little Smiles, Florham Park, Nov. 1-2. You’ll get $1 per pound of unopened candy you trade in; a maximum of 5 pounds per person. All candy will be donated to charity.

Kidz World Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, Cedar Knolls, Nov. 1-3. You’ll receive $1 per pound, max $5 per person. Enter to win a laser tag set, a Roblox gift card and an Apple gift card.

Loew and Patel Orthodontics, Flemington, Nov. 1; Annandale and Bridgewater, Nov. 2. Candy will be shipped to troops stationed overseas.

Newton-Sparta Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, Newton, Nov. 1-3. You’ll receive $1 per pound, max $5 per person. Enter to win a laser tag set, a Roblox gift card and an Apple gift card.
Marble Hill Orthodontics, Phillipsburg, Nov. 1, 2 and 6. All candy will be given to Blue Star Moms to be sent to our deployed troops. You’ll get $1 per pound, up to $5 per person.
Ocean Pediatric Dental Associates, Cream Ridge, Manahawkin, Toms River, Nov. 6 and 7. Bring unopened candy and you’ll get $1 per pound, a maximum of $5 per child. Try to bring items that won’t melt, and avoid donating chocolate. Candy will be given to Move America Forward which will ship the goodies to troops. Kids can also write letters to our servicemen and women.
Pediatric Dental Associates of Randolph, Randolph, Through Nov. 8. Candy will be donated to the U.S. military stationed overseas; to first responders, hospitals and shelters; and other organizations serving both children and adults. Last year, the office donated more than 1,000 pounds of candy.

ProHEALTH Riverside Dental, Hoboken, through Nov. 6. Wrapped, unopened candy will be donated to the United for the Troops charitable organization. Kids will receive a free gift bag for donating. Plus, each person donating will be entered into a raffle to win an electric toothbrush.

Rockaway Orthodontics, Rockaway, Nov, 3, 13, 14, 16. Candy will be donated to Soldiers’ Angels Treats for Troops. You can donate for shipping costs, too.

Smilee Pediatric Dentistry, Englewood, Nov. 4 and 11. If you donate up to 25 pieces of candy, you’ll get a free toothbrush. If you donate 26-50 pieces, you’ll get free floss and mouth rinse. If you donate 51-100 pieces, you’ll get a free tote bag. If a child writes a note or letter or draws a picture for one of our troops stationed overseas, they will receive another free toothbrush. All candy will be donated to the military abroad via Operation Shoebox and Move Forward America.

Westfield Pediatric Dental Group, Westfield, Weekdays Nov. 1-10. Trick-or-treat and bring your dentist something sweet! The annual Halloween candy contest awards the kid who brings in the most candy – whether or not they are a patient – four free movie passes to AMC Theaters. Everyone who donates will get a dental goody bag with a special treat inside.

You can also donate candy to any of these organizations:

Operation Gratitude: Thousands of pounds of Halloween candy are received every year. Email candy@operationgratitude.com to find out how you can support this mission.

Ronald McDonald House: Because hospitalized children cannot go trick-or-treating, Ronald McDonald House, which offers rooms and other services to family members, will accept candy for the kids.

Soldiers’ Angels: Treats for Troops collects Halloween candy from local businesses, which then gets sent to deployed service members and veterans. Check out which businesses in your community are participating this year.

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