Halloween Candy Buy Back Program



Have you heard about the idea of Halloween Candy Buy-Back? There seem to be several versions of this idea, and many local dentists may participate on their own so make sure to ask yours!

The Idea:

Children can take Halloween Candy to participating dentist offices and community locations at scheduled events.

Dentists "buy" the candy in exchange for cash, coupons, toothbrushes, etc. and send it to Operation Gratitude or other military support groups.

Operation Gratitude: collects the candy and sends it to military troops deployed in harms way. Operation Gratitude accepts candy from anyone, not just dentists. They are working with schools, businesses, gyms, religious and civic groups, and individuals who collect candy and then ship it to them.

This program can be a great way to give to others (and support our troops!) while reducing the candy in your house and make positive use of any leftover candy when Halloween trick-or-treating is over. Click HERE to learn more about Operation Gratitude.

Halloween Candy Buy Back Program: website the following dentists are participating locally and have registered with them for 2018. It may be worthwhile to check with your current dentist, they may have a similar policy for Halloween candy!

Click HERE to find out more about the Halloween Buy-Back Program that in 2018 is supporting Move America Forward and find a participating dentist office.

Dentists participating through the Halloween Candy Buy Back Program:


  • Crossroads Dental 4107 Portsmouth Blvd. #107, Chesapeake VA, 23321
  • Glass Orthodontics 200 Carmichael Way Suite 600 Chesapeake, VA, 23322


  • Kool Smiles 2165 Cunningham Dr. Hampton, VA, 23666

Newport News

  • Peninsula Pediatric Dentistry 220 Nat Turner Blvd Newport News, VA, 23606


  • Kool Smiles 5900 E. Virginia Beach Blvd. Norfolk, VA, 23502
  • Kool Smiles 2338 East Little Creek Rd. Norfolk, VA, 23518


  • Kool Smiles 4072 Victory Blvd. Portsmouth, VA, 23701

Virginia Beach

  • Kool Smiles 4239 Holland Rd. VA Beach, VA, 23452
  • Landstown Dental Care 1901 Landstown Centre Way Virginia Beach, VA, 23456
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