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Halloween Candy 'Buy Back' by Local Dentists

In an effort to spare kids from excess calories and cavities, at least two dental offices in El Cerrito are offering to buy back Halloween candy for a dollar a pound. If you know of any other candy buy-back offers, please let us know in the comments.

At least two El Cerrito dental practices are offering an incentive for local trick-or-treaters to relinquish some of the likely excess of candy collected at Halloween this year.

The dentists are extending a Halloween candy buy back offer – agreeing to pay a dollar a pound for the uneaten candy.

Dr. Linh Cao-Chan at 10110 San Pablo Ave. will hold her buy back on Nov. 7 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. The collected candy will be sent to U.S. troops overseas through Operation Gratitude, she said. Last year, her office's first candy buy back collected more than 50 pounds.

Drs. Edward Matsuishi and Nicholas Ching at 7001 Stockton Ave. will have two candy buy back days, on Nov. 1 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Nov. 2 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The office has done the candy buy back for several years and is offering to pay with $1 coins instead of paper money. The candy will be sent to troops overseas in cooperation with local Boy Scouts, an office representative said.

If you know of other local dentists – or anyone else – offering to buy back Halloween candy, please let us know in the comments below.

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Cecie@smilesbymendoza.com October 31, 2012 at 11:23 PM
Dr. Louie Mendoza at Kensington Dental Care at 296 Arlington Ave in Kensington will have their 3rd annual buy back from 3-5 pm on Thursday, Nov 1st. Candy will be distributed to local charities as well as matching cash donations.
Charles Burress (Editor) November 01, 2012 at 07:17 AM
Thank you for adding that, and I'm sorry I wasn't aware of it before the article was published. Here's a link to a notice about the buy-back by Dr. Mendoza: http://patch.com/E-qcxc.

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