If you’d like to do something sweet with all your extra Halloween treats, various dentists in South Florida are offering to buy back the sticky loot from kids.
The buy-back program offers kids a reward — sometimes money, toothbrushes or trinkets and toys — for the sugary Halloween haul.
The heaps of candy are forwarded to U.S. military troops by Operation Gratitude.
Participating dentists establish their own guidelines on when they hold their candy buy-back events and what prizes or incentives offer. Some offer 50 cents or $1 a pound. It’s a good idea to phone a participating dentist for info.
Participating dentists by zip code are featured on the site for the Halloween Candy Buy Back.
These are some of the participating dentists in South Florida
- Ultimate Smile, 2026 NE 19th St., Fort Lauderdale, 954-566-5428, UltimateSMILEftl.com, November 5
- Spodak Dental Group, 4665 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, 561-498-0050, spodakdental.com, November 3 to November 14
- Smiles By Glerum, Boynton Beach, 561-374-8922, www.smilesbyglerum.com