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Turn Your Halloween Candy Into Cash: SoCal Candy Buy Backs

Once trick-or-treating ends, do you look at that big pile of Halloween candy and wonder how you’re going to keep your little one (or yourself) from eating it all? We thought so! For families looking for an alternative to sugar and want to teach their kiddos about doing something positive for the community, consider participating in the Candy Buy Back Program. Participating dentists and orthodontists throughout Southern California will purchase unopened candy from trick-or-treaters for $1 per pound. The dentists then coordinate with shippers to send the candy to Operation Gratitude, which sends thousands of pounds of candy to the troops overseas.

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North County

All Smiles Children’s Dentistry
2325 South Melrose Dr., Vista, Ca

Online: drhouri.com
Nov. 5 – 6, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Carlsbad Children’s Dentistry
3257 Camino De Los Coches #304, Carlsbad, Ca

Online: sunnysmilez.com
Nov. 1 – 3, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Carlsbad Village Orthodontics
1291 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad, Ca

Online: carlsbadvillageortho.com
Nov. 4 –  6, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Curtis L. Chan, DDS
12835 Pointe Del Mar Way, Suite 3, Del Mar, Ca

Online: curtischandds.com
Nov. 7, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Davis Pediatric
477 N. El Camino Real B203-I, Encinitas, Ca
Online: davispediatricdds.com
Nov. 4, 2:00 – 5:00 pm

Dental Specialty Associates
477 N El Camino Real #B203, Encinitas, Ca
Online: dsadental.com
Nov. 4, 2:00 – 5:00 pm

El Camino Pediatrics and Yoshikane Orthodontics
477 N. El Camino Real #B105, Encinitas, Ca

Online: elcaminopediatrics.com
Nov. 4, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

George Georgakils
4510 Executive Dr #106, La Jolla, Ca
Online: drgeorgedds.com
Nov. 4 and 6, 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Grand Dentistry
457 Grand Ave., Suite 4

Escondido, Ca
Online: granddentistry.com
Nov. 2 – 5, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Nov. 6, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm 

Dr. Karina Gregg
1691 Melrose Dr. Suite 160, San Marcos, Ca

Online: sanelijodental.com
Nov. 4, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm 

Nov. 5 – 7, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Rancho Santa Fe Orthodontics
5951 La Sendita, Suite B1, Rancho Santa Fe, Ca

Online: rsforthodontics.com
Nov. 1, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Scripps Poway Orthodontics
12112 Scripps Summit Drive, Suite F, San Diego, Ca
Online: scrippsortho.com
Nov. 6, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Nov. 8, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

San Marcos Dental Center
162 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd., San Marcos, Ca
Online: sanmarcosdentalcenter.com
Nov. 1, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sunny Smiles Kids Pediatric Dentist
12835 Pointe Del Mar Way #2, Del Mar, Ca
Online: sunnysmileskids.com
Nov. 1 – 8, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Valle Verde Pediatrics
15525 Pomerado Road Suite B-1, Poway, Ca
Online: vvpeds.com
Nov. 1, 4 – 8, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; Nov. 2, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Vista Smiles
1235 W. Vista Way Suite K, Vista, Ca
Online: vistasmilesdentist.com
Nov. 4, 7, 8, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Nov. 5, 12:00 – 7:00 pm

San Diego

All Smiles Pediatric Dentistry
7695 Cardinal Court, Suite 250, San Diego, Ca

Online: allsmilespediatricdentist.com
Nov. 4 – 7, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm 

Children’s Dentistry of San Diego
10717 Camino Ruiz, #103, San Diego, Ca
Online: starrysmilez.com
Nov. 1 – 3, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Ocean Dental Care
1802 Cable St., San Diego, Ca

Online: oceanbeachdental.com
Nov. 1, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Moser Orthodontics
14701 Via Bettona #205, San Diego, Ca
Online: moserorthodontics.com
Nov. 1 – 5, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Scripps Pediatric Dentistry
9840 Hibert St., Suite B4, San Diego, Ca

Online: scrippspediatricdentistry.com
Nov. 1 – 8, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

South Bay

The Super Dentists
2226 Otay Lakes Rd., Chula Vista, Ca

Online: thesuperdentists.com
Nov. 2, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

East County

Grossmont Pediatrics
6942 University Avenue #A, La Mesa, Ca
Online: grossmontpediatrics.com
Nov. 5, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Orange County*

Aliso Kids Dental & Orthodontics
15 Mareblu, Suite 220, Aliso Viejo, Ca
Online: alisokidsdental.com

Aliso Smiles
26711 Aliso Creek Road, suite 200 D, Aliso Viejo, Ca
Online: alisosmiles.com

Anaheim Hills Smile Studio
8170 E. Santa Ana Canyon Rd # 192, Anaheim Hills, Ca
Online: anaheimhillssmilestudio.com/

Capistrano Children’s Dentistry
31103 Rancho Viejo Rd Suite D5, San Juan Capistrano, Ca
Online: childrensdentistry.com

Chi H. Bui Orthodontics
18121 Magnolia St, Fountain Valley, Ca
Online: theorthobee.com

Dr. Stella’s FUNtastic Dental & Orthodontics
2700 N. Bellflower Blvd. Suite 217, Long Beach, Ca
Online: FUNtasticDental.com

Eduardo Correa, D.D.S.- Pediatric Dentistry
245 N Glassell St #B, Orange, Ca
Online: OrangeKidsDental.com

Harmony Dentistry
27725 Santa Margarita Pkwy#242, Mission Viejo, Ca
Online: harmonydentists.com

Irvine Children’s Dentistry
18124 Culver Dr. Suite E, Irvine, Ca
Online: childrensdentistry.com

Irvine Orthodontics
2 Osborn, Ste. 180, Irvine, Ca
Online: irvineorthodontics.com

Little Smiles of OC
4980 Barrance Parkway, Suite 101, Irvine, CA 92604
Online: littlesmilesoc.com

Long Beach Dental Arts
6226 E Spring St, Ste 230, Long Beach, Ca
Online: LongBeachDentalArts.com

Natural Gumption
32158 Camino Capistrano Suite A #154, San Juan Capristrano, Ca
Online: naturalgumption.com

Pashley & Baum Orthodontics
4330 Barranca Parkway Ste 250, Irvine, Ca
Online: pashleybaumortho.com

Premier Smiles Dentistry
3028 W. Ball Rd, Anaheim, Ca
Online: premiersmilesdentistry.com

*Contact the dentists’ office for specific candy buy back dates and times.

Are your kids planning to keep their Halloween candy loot or sell it back? 

– Leah R. Singer

Image courtesy of morguefile

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