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 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. A win-win for everyone! 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. Scroll down!

photo: Greenlake Kids Dentistry


Greenlake Kids Dentistry
Greenlake Kids Dentistry will once again open their doors after Halloween for their 9th 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 2017 goal of 900 pounds of candy for Operation Gratitude.

When: Nov. 1, 2018 from 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m.

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


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). All candy collected will be sent to Operation Gratitude.

When: Wed., Nov. 1-2, 2018 from 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Seattle Kids Dentistry
945 Elliott Ave. W., #101
Seattle, WA  98119
Online: seattlekidsdentistry.com and on Facebook

Keith B. Wong, DDS, MS Specialist in Orthodontics
Once again, Dr. Keith B. Wong will be collecting your unopened treats after Halloween. And this year, Dr. Wong will be teaming up with Rocket Taco on Capitol Hill for his annual candy buy back. Dr. Wong will be purchasing your unwrapped candy at $1 per pound for Operation Gratitude’s holiday care packages. Kids 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.

When: November 3, 2018 from noon– 3 p.m. at Rocket Taco on Capitol Hill

Rocket Taco
602 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: 2018 dates TBD

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 
Once again, Lake Hills Orthodontics is teaming up with five area dentist offices for their 11th 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. As part of the program, Lake Hills Orthodontics will also make a matching monetary donation to Treehouse and will award one lucky winner a $50 Amazon gift card, so be sure to enter the raffle drawing!

When: Nov. 5 & 6, 2018 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

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

Dr. Ellie Tabaraie Family Dentistry
1855 156th Ave. N.E.
Bellevue, WA 98007

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 Mon., Nov. 5. 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. 5, 2018 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: 2018 dates TBD

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 week after Halloween. Last year, the office collected 100 pounds of candy and this year they are hoping to break their record. On Nov. 6, kids can bring in their wrapped, unwanted candy to Mercer Island Pediatric Dentistry and receive $1 per pound (up to a maximum of $10 per kid) and enter a drawing for a great prize! All candy collected will be donated to our troops overseas.

When: Nov. 6, 2018 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

ND Orthodontics
This year, ND Orthodontics in Mill Creek will be buying back your Halloween candy at $1 per pound and donating it to our troops overseas. Dr. Darvish will also match the amount brought in and donate the dollar amount to your school’s PTA.

When: Nov. 2, 2018 from 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

ND Orthodontics
16708 Bothell Everett Hwy., Ste. 102
Mill Creek, WA 98012
Online: www.ndorthodontics.com and on Facebook

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.–5 p.m. at the Bothell office; Nov. 2 from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. at the Mill Creek office; Nov. 5, 2018 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
Nov. 1, 2018 from 2 p.m.-5 p.m.

Richard Chan Orthodontics
3414 132nd St. S.E., #301
Mill Creek, WA 98012
Nov. 2, 2018 from 2 p.m.-5 p.m

Richard Chan Orthodontics
622 W. Main St.
Monroe, WA 98272
Nov. 5, 2018 from 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Online: chansmiles.com and on Facebook

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. Psst…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. 8, 2018 from 10 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 5th 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 are also encouraged to include letters or pictures with their donations to send to our soldiers overseas.

When: Oct. 31-Nov. 8, 2018 during regular office 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 or more canned food items and another $1 for wearing their Halloween costumes. And to top it off, Molen Orthodontics has partnered with Gamblin Motors to gather coats for the Enumclaw Clothing Bank. During the Candy Buy Back, there will be a new Gamblin vehicle at all three locations collecting new or gently used coats. All candy and canned food items will be donated to local charitable organizations, military personnel overseas, local churches, outreach groups, and food banks for use over the upcoming holidays. Psst…last year, Molen Orthodontics collected over 2,500 pounds of Halloween candy and 1,500 canned food items. They are hoping for an even larger success this year!

When: Nov. 1, 2018 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

16209 64th St. E
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 Third 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: Nov. 1, 2 & 5, 2018 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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.

—Kristina Moy


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