Tired of finding creative ways to make your little monster’s candy disappear after the 31st? Tired of the non-stop sugar high? Consider putting the extra treats to good use by participating in the Halloween Candy Buy Back Program. With this program, kids can trade their candy for cash and Operation Gratitude will send the treats to our US troops overseas. To make the buy back process easy, we’ve compiled a list of Seattle-area dentists who will be buying all the sweetness back this year. Read on!

photo: Greenlake Kids Dentistry


Greenlake Kids Dentistry
Greenlake Kids Dentistry will once again open their doors after Halloween for their 8th Annual Halloween Candy Buy Back. Kids ages 0-12 (accompanied by an adult) will receive $1 per pound (up to 10 pounds per child) for their unopened candy. This year, Greenlake Kids Dentistry will only be accepting individual donations and hopes to beat their 2016 goal of 900 pounds of candy for Operation Gratitude. Psst…unopened bags of candy will only be accepted on a donation basis and will not be eligible for the buy back.

When: Nov. 2, 2017 from 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.


Greenlake Kids Dentistry
6900 E. Green Lake Way North, Suite #H
Seattle, Wa 98115
Online: greenlakekidsdentistry.com and on Facebook

Best Dentistry
Put on your Halloween costume and boogie over to Best Dentistry to cash in your Halloween haul. Both office locations (Seattle and Auburn) will be buying back your unopened Halloween candy at $1 per pound (up to 5 pounds per child). In addition to cash, kids can score prize bags for their teeth (think: toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss) as well as prizes for their costumes. All candy collected will be sent to deployed soldiers as a part of Operation Gratitude.

When: Nov. 1, 2017 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

9776 Holman Rd.
Seattle, Wa 98117

1002 Harvey Rd.
Auburn, Wa 98002

Online: mybestdentistry.com

photo: Dr. Daniel Travelle

Seattle Kids Dentistry
Put on your Halloween costume and boogie over to Seattle Kids Dentistry where little ghosts and goblins 12 & under can cash in their leftover candy in the days after Halloween. Seattle Kids Dentistry will pay $1 per pound (up to 10 pounds per child) and an additional $2 to all kids who come in costume. All candy collected will be sent to Operation Gratitude.

When: Wed., Nov. 1-3, 2017 from 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Seattle Kids Dentistry
945 Elliott Ave. W., #101
Seattle, Wa  98119
Email: info@seattlekidsdentistry.com
Online: seattlekidsdentistry.com

Keith B. Wong, DDS, MS Specialist in Orthodontics 
Once again, Dr. Keith B. Wong will be teaming up with Tully’s Coffee and the Capitol Hill community for this annual candy buy back. Dr. Wong will be purchasing your unwrapped candy at $1 per pound for Operation Gratitude’s holiday care packages. Kiddos who turn in their unwanted treats will also receive goodie bags (think toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss and other non-candy treats). In addition to selling back candy, Dr. Wong is encouraging kids to write letters and/or draw pictures to send to the troops overseas. Letters will be accepted at Dr. Wong’s office throughout the month of November.

When: November 4, 2017 from 11 a.m.– 2 p.m. at Tully’s Coffee on Capitol Hill

Tully’s Coffee (corner of 19th Ave. E. & E. Aloha St.)
746 19th Ave. E.
Seattle, Wa 98112

Keith B. Wong, DDS, MS Specialist in Orthodontics
1818 E. Mercer St., Suite 200
Seattle, Wa 98112
Online: drkeithbwongseattle.com

photo: Art of Pediatric Dentistry 


Art of Pediatric Dentistry and Wallace W. Wong Orthodontics
Once again, Dr. Alicia Wong of Art of Pediatric Dentistry and Dr. Wallace W. Wong, Specializing in Orthodontics Since 2000, will be purchasing your unopened Halloween candy at $1 per pound (up to 5 pounds per child) at their offices the week after Halloween. All candy collected will be sent to Operation Gratitude and for each dollar Art of Pediatric Dentistry and Wallace Wong Orthodontics pays to a child, it will donate to the American Red Cross’ Disaster Relief and Recovery Services. Note: all kids must be accompanied by an adult.

When: Nov. 1-3, 2017 from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Art of Pediatric Dentistry
914 140th Ave. N.E., Suite 101
Bellevue, Wa 98005
Online: artofpd.com and on Facebook

Wallace W. Wong Orthodontics
914 140th Ave. N.E., Suite 102
Bellevue, Wa 98005
Online: bellevue-ortho.com and on Facebook

Lake Hills Orthodontics 
Lake Hills Orthodontics is teaming up with five area dentist offices for their 10th Annual Halloween Candy Buy Back and Food Drive. Kids ages 15 & under can bring their unopened Halloween candy, plus two canned food items to donate to Renewal Food Bank, the week after Halloween and receive $1 per pound (up to 10 pounds per child). All of the candy and food collected during this year’s buy back will be donated to the Renewal Food Bank and soldiers abroad. As part of the program, Lake Hills Orthodontics will also make a matching monetary donation to the Bellevue Boys and Girls Club.

When: Nov. 1, 2, 6 & 7 2017 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Lake Hills Orthodontics
15446 Bel-Red Rd., Suite 310
Redmond, Wa 98052
Online: lakehillsortho.com

Additional drop-off locations:

Redmond Kids Dentistry
16650 N.E. 79th St.
Redmond, Wa 98052

Cosmos Dentistry
1515 116th Ave. N.E., #301,
Bellevue, Wa 98004

Factoria Pediatric Dentistry
12600 S.E. 38th St., Suite 110
Bellevue, Wa 98006

Bellevue Pediatric Dentistry
875 140th Ave. N.E., #200
Bellevue, Wa 98005

Bel-Red Pediatric Dentistry
15446 Bel-Red Rd.
Redmond, Wa 98052

Eastside Kids Dentistry
Once again, costumed kiddos 12 & under can bring their unopened Halloween candy to Eastside Kids Dentistry’s Annual Candy Buy Back during office hours on Nov. 6. In exchange for candy, kids will receive $1/pound (up to 5 pounds per child). All candy collected will be donated to Operation Gratitude.

When: Nov. 6, 2017 from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Eastside Kids Dentistry
8630 164th Ave. N.E., Suite 202
Redmond, Wa 98052
Online: eastsidekidsdentistry.com and on Facebook


photo: Eastside Kids Dentistry

Sammamish Plateau Dentistry
Dr. Geoffery Chan will once again be buying back your Halloween goodies during Sammamish Plateau Dentistry’s 4th Annual Halloween Candy Buy Back. Kids ages 14 & under can cash in their treats for $1/pound (up to $5/child or $10/family) and help support Operation Gratitude and its efforts to send treats to our troops overseas. Psst…kids will also receive a spooky goodie bag with their cash, and Dr. Chan is encouraging kids to draw a picture or write a letter to a soldier to be included in the care packages. They could win the drawing for a $50 gift card! This buy back is open to everyone; you don’t need to be a patient to participate.

When: Nov. 2, 7 & 8 from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Nov. 3, 2017 from 8 a.m.-noon

22725 S.E. 29th St.
Sammamish, Wa 98075
Online: sammamishplateaudentistry.com and on Facebook

Mercer Island Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Victoria Vu, DDS, MSD of Mercer Island Pediatric Dentistry will be buying back your sweets the day after Halloween. Last year, the office collected 100 pounds of candy and this year they are hoping to break their record. On Nov. 1, kids can bring in their wrapped, unwanted candy and receive $1 per pound (up to a maximum of $10 per kid). All candy collected will be donated to our troops overseas.

When: Nov. 1, 2017 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

7800 S.E. 27th St., Suite 101
Mercer Island Wa 98040
Online: mipediatricdentistry.com and on Facebook

photo: Richard Chan Orthodontics

North of Seattle

Richard Chan Orthodontics
Once again, Dr. Chan will be purchasing your unwanted candy at $1 per pound (10 pound max per child) and sending it to our US military troops. Kids will also receive an extra dollar for coming in costume and another dollar for bringing in a minimum of two canned goods for local charitable organizations and food banks. After kids collect their loot, they’ll receive free cookies and milk during the buy back!

When: Nov. 1 from 2 p.m.–6 p.m. at the Bothell office; Nov. 2 from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. at the Mill Creek office; Nov. 7, 2017 from 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Monroe office.

Richard Chan Orthodontics
19020 Bothell Way N.E., Suite A
Bothell, Wa 98011
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017 from 2 p.m.-6 p.m.

Richard Chan Orthodontics
3414 132nd St. S.E., #301
Mill Creek, Wa 98012
Thurs., Nov. 2, 2017 from 2 p.m.-5 p.m

Richard Chan Orthodontics
622 W. Main St.
Monroe, Wa 98272
Tues., Nov. 7, 2017 from 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Online: chansmiles.com

Lynnwood Kids Dentist
Take your Halloween haul to Lynnwood Kids Dentist and receive $1 for every pound of wrapped, unopened candy (5 pound maximum per child.) All candy collected will be donated to our troops overseas as part of Operation Gratitude. While you’re there, meet the Tooth Fairy, pick up a goody bag for your teeth and sign the card for our troops overseas.

WhenNov. 4, 2017 from noon-2 p.m.

Lynnwood Kids Dentist
18833 28th Ave. W., Suite B
Lynnwood, Wa 98036
Online: kidsdentist.com and on Facebook

photo: Roger Lucas for Lynnwood Kids Dentist

South of Seattle

Kids on 1st Dentistry
Dr. Marta Becker will once again be buying back your Halloween sweets during Kids on 1st Dentistry’s Annual Halloween Candy Buy Back. Cash in your unwrapped treats for $1/pound and help support Operation Gratitude and its efforts to send treats to our troops overseas. In addition to cash, kids will also receive a Halloween toothbrush to keep the sugar bugs away. And Dr. Becker is encouraging everyone to bring in letters and pictures to send with the care packages.

Note: This buy back is open to kids of all ages who are accompanied by an adult and there are no restrictions on the amount of candy you can bring in.

When: Nov. 3, 2017 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Kids on 1st Dentistry
33915 1st Way S., Suite 100
Federal Way, Wa  98003
Email: dentistry@KidsOn1st.com
Online: kidson1stdentistry.com and on Facebook

Travelle Family Dentistry
Dr. Daniel Travelle and Dr. Katie McKay Travelle of Travelle Family Dentistry want your help in supporting our troops and Operation Gratitude with their 4th Annual Halloween Candy Drop Off. During normal business hours, kids can exchange their sweets for a goodie bag for their teeth (think toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss). Psst… kids can also include letters or pictures with their donations to send to our soldiers overseas.

When: Oct. 31-Nov. 8, 2017 during normal business hours

Travelle Family Dentistry
115 S. 177th Pl.
Burien, Wa 98136
Online: travellefamilydentistry.com and on Facebook

dr-travelle-halloween-candy-buybackphoto: Dr. Daniel Travelle

Molen Orthodontics
Once again, Molen Orthodontics will be buying your leftover Halloween treats at a whopping $2 per pound (up to 10 pounds per child). Kids can also earn an extra $1 for bringing in two canned food items and another $1 for wearing their Halloween costumes. Each location will also have plenty of goodie bags and milk and cookies to sweeten the deal. And to top it off, a photo booth will be on site, so you can snap one last Halloween portrait or selfie. Psst! Patients of Molen Orthodontics will earn 10 Molen Moolah points for attending. All candy and canned food will be donated to local charitable organizations, military troops and local food banks for use as holiday stocking stuffers.

When: Nov. 1, 2017 from 2:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at their three locations in Auburn, Sumner and Enumclaw.

1110 Harvey Rd.
Auburn, Wa 98002

1771 Farrelly St.
Enumclaw, Wa 98022

16202 64th St. E., #103
Sumner, Wa 98390
Online: molenorthodontics.com and on Facebook

molen candy buy back

photo: Molen Orthodontics 

Milestone Dental Group 
This year, Milestone Dental Group will be hosting their 2nd Annual Candy Buy Back. Kids can trade their unopened treats for $1/pound (up to 5 lb max per child) the week after Halloween. All candy received will be sent to our troops overseas through Operation Gratitude.

When: November 2, 3, 6 & 7, 2017 during regular business hours

16330 S.E. 256th St.
Covington, Wa, 98042
Online: milestonedentalgroup.com and on Facebook

Operation Shoebox
If you don’t have time to stop by one of these locations, or would rather put together your own care package, mail your candy to Operation Shoebox. Every year, Operation Shoebox sends tons of candy to our troops and they would be more than happy to take your leftovers this year.

Operation Shoebox
8360 E. Highway 25
Belleview, Fl 34420
Online: operationshoebox.com

To find additional candy buy back dentists near you, visit the Halloween Candy Buy Back website and enter your zip code.

What do you plan to do with your kid’s leftover Halloween candy? Tell us in the comments below.

— Kristina Moy