Local dentist buys-back Halloween Candy for the troops

Saul Bowman
November 2, 2017

Not only can people donate their candy to the troops, they can write a letter to them, too.

Trick-or-treaters can bring their unwrapped Halloween candy to Frankel Dentistry's Talmadge Road and Keystone Drive locations from November 1 to November 7 to make some cash and help the men and women overseas have a happy Halloween. From there, the donated candy and dental care packages will be sent to the troops.

Every child who donates 25 pieces of unopened candy will receive a toy. "They do care packages all during the year especially around the holidays when our troops are not home with their families".

Organizers call this "Operation Troop Treats" and it encourages children to bring Halloween candy in exchange for something fun.


18th Annual Halloween Candy Buy Back is being held again this year to support local charity.

The buyback program is now in its 8th year, and candy collection will start November 1 and end on November 2.

It's not the volume of candy children eat on Halloween that causes tooth problems, but the constant munching in the days and weeks that follow, according to Jonathan Gold, area dental director for Kool Smiles.

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