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

candy buy back

photo: Greenlake Kids Dentistry


Greenlake Kids Dentistry
Greenlake Kids Dentistry will once again open their doors after Halloween for their 7th Annual Halloween Candy Buyback. Kids ages 0-12 accompanied with an adult will receive $1 per pound (up to 10 pounds per person) for their unopened candy. This year, Greenlake Kids Dentistry will only be accepting individual donations in hopes of beating their 2015 goal by collecting 900 pounds of candy for Operation Gratitude. Unopened bags of candy will only be accepted on a donation basis and will not be eligible for the buy-back.

When: Nov. 3, 2016 from 5 p.m.-7 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 person). In addition to cash, kids can score prize bags for their teeth (think toothbrushes, toothpaste and 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, 2016 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

9776 Holman Rd.
Seattle, Wa 98117

1002 Harvey Rd.
Auburn, Wa 98002

Online: mybestdentistry.com


photo: Art of Pediatric Dentistry

Fidler on the Tooth
This year, Dr. Fidler will be purchasing your unwanted Halloween candy the week after Halloween. Kids will receive $1/pound for their unopened treats (up to 5 pounds max per kid) during regular business hours. All sweets collected during the buyback will be shipped to our troops overseas.

When: Nov. 3, 2016 from 7 a.m.-4 p.m.

3626 N.E. 45th St., Suite #200
Seattle, Wa 98105
Email: inquiry@fidleronthetooth.com
Online: fidleronthetooth.com or on Facebook


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 person) at their offices the week after Halloween. All candy collected will be sent to Operation Gratitude. Note: Kids must be accompanied by an adult and everyone is encouraged to write letters to our troops which will be included with the candy care packages.

When: Nov. 1-4, 2016 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

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

art of pediatrics candy buy back

photo: Art of Pediatric Dentistry

Lake Hills Orthodontics & Mint Kids Dentistry 
Lake Hills Orthodontics is teaming up with Mint Kids Dentistry for their 9th Annual Halloween Candy Buyback. Kids can bring their unopened Halloween candy plus two canned food items to donate to NW Harvest to the Redmond or Bellevue offices the week after Halloween and receive $1 per pound (up to 10 pounds per person). All of the candy collected during this year’s buyback will be donated to Northwest Harvest, Renewal Food Bank and soldiers abroad. As part of the program, Lake Hills Orthodontics will also make a matching donation to the Bellevue Boys and Girls Club.

When: Nov. 1-3, 2016 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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

Mint Kids Dentistry
1500 145th Pl. S.E.
Bellevue, Wa 98004
Online: mintkidsdentistry.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

Eastside Kids Dentistry
Once again, costumed kiddos 12 & under can bring their unopened Halloween candy to Eastside Kids Dentistry’s Second Annual Candy Buyback during office hours. In exchange for candy, kids will receive $1/pound (up to 5 pounds per child). All candy collected will be donated to local charities like Northwest Harvest.

When: Nov. 2, 2016 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

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


photo: Eastside Kids Dentistry

Sammamish Plateau Dentistry
This year, Dr. Geoffery Chan will be buying back your Halloween goodies during Sammamish Plateau Dentistry’s 3rd Annual Halloween Candy Buyback. Kids 12 & under can cash in their treats for $1/pound (up to $5/child or $15/family) and help support Operation Gratitude and its efforts to send treats to our troops overseas. Psst… draw a picture or write a letter to a soldier, to be included in the care packages, and you could win the drawing for a $50 gift card. This buyback is open to everyone; you don’t need to be a patient to participate.

When: Nov. 2-3 from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Nov. 4, 11 & 12, 2016  from 7:30 a.m.-noon

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

Mercer Island Pediatric Dentistry
Once again, Mercer Island Pediatric Dentistry will be holding their annual candy buyback after Halloween. Last year, the office collected 100 pounds of candy and this year they are hoping to break their record. On Nov. 2, 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 Operation Gratitude.

When: Nov. 2, 2016 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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


photo: Mercer Island Pediatric Dentistry

North of Seattle

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. Psst.. invite your friends and get a free t-shirt; seperate all chocolate and get an extra prize!

WhenNov. 3, 2016 from 3:30 p.m.-6 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

Stellar Kids Dentistry
This year, Stellar Kids Dentistry in Mukilteo will be collecting your Halloween loot to send to our troops overseas. Kids who cash in their candy will receive $1 for every pound of wrapped, unopened candy (5 pound maximum per child). Kids of all ages are invited to attend.

When: Nov. 4, 2016 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

4420 106th St. S.W.
Mukilteo, Wa 98275
Online: stellarkids.com and on Facebook

South of Seattle

Travelle Family Dentistry
Dr. Daniel Travelle and Dr. Katie McKay Travelle of Travelle Family Dentistry and Dr. Jorge Peralta of Orthodontics of Burien want your help in supporting our troops and Operation Gratitude with their 3rd Annual Halloween Candy Buyback. The dentists will be purchasing your unwrapped Halloween candy at $1 per pound (up to 10 pounds per person) and sending it to our troops in holiday care packages. Kids who turn in their unwanted candy will also receive goodie bags for their teeth (think toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss). Be sure to come in your best, spookiest or most original costume for the chance to win a $50 gift card! Psst… kids can also write letters or draw pictures to send to our soldiers overseas during the buyback.

When: Nov. 5, 2016 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Travelle Family Dentistry
115 S. 177th Pl.
Burien, Wa 98136
Online: travellefamilydentistry.com or on Facebookdr-travelle-halloween-candy-buyback

photo: 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 person). Kids can also earn an extra $1 for bringing in two canned food items. 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, 2016 from 2:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at their three locations in Auburn, Sumner-Bonney Lake 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 or on Facebook

molen candy buy back

photo: Molen Orthodontics 

Kids on 1st Dentistry
Dr. Marta Becker will be buying back your Halloween goodies during Kids on 1st Dentistry’s Halloween Candy Buyback. Cash in your treats for $1/pound and help support Operation Gratitude and its efforts to send treats to our troops overseas. Psst.. don’t forget to bring in your letters and pictures to send with the care packages.

When: Nov. 1, 2016 from 3 p.m.-6 p.m.

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

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

When: Nov. 1-4 , 2016 during normal business hours. Tues., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wed., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thurs: & Fri., 8 -a.m.-5 p.m.

16330 S.E. 256th St.
Covington, Wa, 98042
Online: milestonedentalgroup.com or 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 buyback dentists near you, visit the Halloween Candy Buyback website and enter your zip code. If you’re in the Wedgwood neighborhood, Satsuma Kids Shop  will be collecting Halloween candy for Operation Gratitude through Nov. 7, 2016.

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

— Kristina Moy