If you are feeling worried about all the candy your children are about to consume around Halloween, worry no more! There are a handful of local Dentists participating in a Halloween Candy Buyback this year. That means the treat eating season doesn’t have to last for weeks! Let your child pick out a few favorites and then bring in the rest for cash. That’s right, there are dentists that will pay cash for your kids’ candy and then donate everything they collect to the local homeless population or send it overseas to our troops. Read all for details on participating dentists!

Aspire Dental

Aspire Dental is going strong! This is their 6th year of buying back candy. Kids and parents will get $1 for every pound of candy they bring in from Nov 1st through the 10th. Don’t forget to let your child’s school community know where you’re going as this year kids have the chance to win one of 3 exciting prizes for their school. All the candy this year is being donated to deployed military troops and the Junior League of Portland’s Gingerbread Jamboree! 

Aspire Dental
Nov. 1-10th, normal business hours

833 SW 11th Ave.
Suite 414
Online: aspiredental.net


Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

Too much candy is a real thing! Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is ready to lessen the load for you and your family. This year from Nov 5th- 8th you can sell your candy for $1 a pound up to 5 pounds! Little Smiles will be donating all the candy to the homeless population of Portland. 

Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry
Nov. 5-8, Normal Business hours. (Closed 12:30-1:30 p.m. for lunch)
Sellwood or West Linn locations.
Online: portlandslittlesmiles.com

Hollywood Children’s Dentistry

Hollywood Children’s Dentistry is back again for their annual Halloween candy buy back. This year they will pay $1 per pound of candy. All candy will be donated to an organization called Camp Courage. Camp Courage makes and sends care packages for overseas troops. Drop by Nov 1st and 2nd between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Hollywood Children’s Dentistry
Nov.1-2, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
3839 NE Tillamook St.
Online: hcdpdx.com

World of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

It’s that time of year again. World of Smiles is doing Candy Buy Back with a little twist at the North Portland location. Come in between Oct 31st and Nov 16th and exchange candy for a special prize!

World of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry
Oct. 31-Nov. 16, normal business hours.
North Portland location

4548 N. Albina Ave
Online: visitworldofsmiles.com

Gentech Dentist

All six locations of Gentech Dentist are on board for a Candy Buyback! They don't want your little trick or treaters to be tempted with too much sugary cavity inducing candy so this year they plan to buy back candy at $1/pound (up to a maximum of $10). Kids must be under 16 years old and accompanied by an adult during normal business hours on Thursday Nov 1st through Monday Nov 5th. Each child will receive a new toothbrush and have a chance to enter a drawing for an Amazon Fire Tablet! The candy will be sent to Operation Gratitude in Van Nuys, CA where they make individual holiday packages and ship them to overseas soldiers. 

Gentech Dentist
Nov. 1-5, normal business hours.
All six locations: Vancouver, East Vancouver, Portland, Clackamas, Hillsboro, and Beaverton.
Online: gentechdentist.com

Do you have a favorite location in Portland that participates in the Candy Buy Back program? Tell us all about it in the comments!

—Elissa Cirignotta


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