If you’re tired of finding 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. 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!

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Seattle

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). Kids can also earn an extra two bucks by coming in costume. Score! All candy collected will be sent to Operation Gratitude.

When: Nov. 1 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Nov. 4 & 5, 2019 from 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Seattle Kids Dentistry
945 Elliott Ave. W., #101
Seattle, WA  98119
206-743-8660
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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 2, 2019 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Rocket Taco on Capitol Hill

Rocket Taco
602 19th Ave. E.
Seattle, WA 98112
206-457-5355

Keith B. Wong, DDS, MS Specialist in Orthodontics
1818 E. Mercer St., Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98112
206-812-4494
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Eastside

Art of Pediatric Dentistry
Once again, Dr. Yu Ong of Art of Pediatric Dentistry will be purchasing your unopened Halloween candy at $1 per pound (up to 5 pounds per child) the week after Halloween. For each dollar Art of Pediatric Dentistry pays to a child, it will match with a donation to the American Red Cross. All candy collected will be sent to Operation Gratitude. Note: all kids must be accompanied by an adult.

When: Nov. 1 & 4, 2019 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Art of Pediatric Dentistry
914 140th Ave. N.E., Suite 101
Bellevue, WA 98005
425-401-1147
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Lake Hills Orthodontics 
Once again, Lake Hills Orthodontics is teaming up with four area dentist offices for their 12th 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. 4 & 5, 2019 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Lake Hills Orthodontics
15446 Bel-Red Rd., Suite 310
Redmond, WA 98052
425-747-9210
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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

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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. 4 and Tues., 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. 4 & 5, 2019 from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Eastside Kids Dentistry
8630 164th Ave. N.E., Suite 202
Redmond, WA 98052
425-968-2840
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Sammamish Plateau Dentistry
Dr. Geoffery Chan will once again be buying back your Halloween goodies during Sammamish Plateau Dentistry's 6th Annual Halloween Candy Buy Back. Kids ages 14 & under (and accompanied by an adult) can cash in their treats for $1/pound (up to $5/child) 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. Dr. Chan is encouraging kids to draw a picture or write a letter to a soldier to be included in the care packages.

When: Nov. 2 & Nov. 6, 2019 from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

22725 S.E. 29th St.
Sammamish, WA 98075
425-391-5511
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Mercer Island Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Victoria Vu, DDS, MSD of Mercer Island Pediatric Dentistry will once again be buying back your sweets the week after Halloween. Last year, the office collected over 400 pounds of candy that was used in stockings and goodie bags for over 100 military families! This year they are hoping to break their record. On Nov. 5, 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). All candy collected will be donated to US troops/veterans and their families throughout the holiday season.

When: Nov. 5, 2019 from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

7800 S.E. 27th St., Suite 101
Mercer Island WA 98040
206-535-8189
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North of Seattle

Richard Chan Orthodontics
Once again, Dr. Chan will be purchasing your unopened Halloween candy at $1 per pound (10 pound max per child) and sending it to our local food banks. You'll want to make sure to dress in your Halloween costume because kids will also receive an extra dollar for coming in costume. All kids need to be accompanied by an adult.

When: Nov. 1 from 2 p.m.–5 p.m. at the Mill Creek office; Nov. 5 from 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Monroe office; Nov. 6, 2019 from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. at the Bothell office.

Richard Chan Orthodontics
3414 132nd St. S.E., #301
Mill Creek, WA 98012
425-599-1600

Richard Chan Orthodontics
19020 Bothell Way N.E., Suite A
Bothell, WA 98011

Richard Chan Orthodontics
622 W. Main St.
Monroe, WA 98272
360-794-340
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Soundview Family Dental
Soundview Family Dental in downtown Edmonds is inviting little ghosts and goblins to their Halloween Candy Buy Back on November 4, 5 & 6. All kids are welcome with a parent or guardian. Drop by during regular office hours from 7 a.m.-3 p.m and Soundview will buy your candy for $1/pound; up to $5 max. All of the candy collected will be sent to Operation Gratitude for distribution to our troops at home and abroad.

When: Nov. 4-6, 2019 from 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

Soundview Family Dental
201 5th Ave S., #103
Edmonds, WA 98020
425-563-6360
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ND Orthodontics
Once again, 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. How cool is that?

When: Nov. 1, 2019 from noon-5 p.m.

ND Orthodontics
16708 Bothell Everett Hwy., Ste. 102
Mill Creek, WA 98012
425-379-6200
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South of Seattle

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 canned food items and another $1 for wearing their Halloween costumes. Whoa! 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, 2019 from 2:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at their three locations: Auburn, Sumner and Enumclaw

1110 Harvey Rd.
Auburn, WA 98002
253-939-2552

1771 Farrelly St.
Enumclaw, WA 98022
360-825-6578

16209 64th St. E
Sumner, WA 98390
253-863-0978
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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. 7, 2019 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Kids on 1st Dentistry
33915 1st Way S., Suite 100
Federal Way, WA 98003
253-517-7780
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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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