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Coastal dentists offer candy buy-back

COAST CITIES — Two area dentists are working to keep teeth candy-and-cavity free following the upcoming “Trick or Treat” holiday.

Saying they want youngsters to “put your money where your mouth is,” Warner Pediatric Dental is offering to pay youngsters $1 per pound, up to 5 pounds, for all unopened candy from 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 3 and Nov. 4 at 1443 Encinitas Blvd.  HYPERLINK “” Dr. Doug Warner will also give away toothbrushes, and local favors in exchange for cavity-provoking candy. In addition, there will be prizes and a raffle give-away. The candy will then be shipped to troops overseas via Operation Gratitude. Additionally, they will provide paper and writing utensils for children who would like to create a card for the service members.

Great Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is hosting its own Halloween candy buyback from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 6 at its 530 Lomas Santa Fe, Suite H, Solana Beach office and Nov. 7 at  the 1200 Garden View Road, Encinitas office.

The Great Smiles dentists,  HYPERLINK “” Dr. Crystal Angelopoulos,  HYPERLINK “” Dr. Christopher Hydo,  HYPERLINK “” Dr. Natalie Miller and  HYPERLINK “” Dr. William Rawlings, will pay each child $1 for each pound of candy and will make it a fundraising competition. When youngsters drop off candy, they are invited to register their school and teacher. The 10 classes that donate the most candy will be awarded a pizza party.

Whichever school has the most amount of candy, donated on its behalf, will also win a $500 donation. Any person under 18 can donate candy, with a maximum of 5 pounds per child.