Here’s a cute way to get rid of all of that candy your kids have collected at the umpteen Halloween events you attended this month. Take your extra candy from Trick or Treating to one of the participating practices listed below to trade your candy for cash!

Looking for a trunk or treat location to go trick or treating in Indy? Check our list of locations!

The following Indianapolis area dental practices (listed in alphabetical order) have partnered with Operation Gratitude, which sponsors an annual Halloween Candy Buyback Program to send care packages to U.S. troops abroad! This is how YOU can help — be a part of taking care of our troops by donating your Halloween candy this year.  Please see the list below for more detailed information on each dental practice’s plans for this annual event. Please contact your nearest Candy Buyback location to confirm specific times and dates of collection! We will be adding to this list as more information becomes available on other dental practices participating this year, so please check back often.  You can learn more about Operation Gratitude on their Facebook Page.

Candy Buy Back Locations


Dr. Gregg Horstmeyer Gentle Family Dentistry
2038 Broadway
Anderson, IN
(765) 644-4343
November 4th – 6th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For every pound of candy donated, families will receive $1 up to a 5 pound maximum donation per family.

Dr. Stacy Johnson Family Dentistry

3056 W. Stones Crossing Road
Greenwood, IN 46143
October 30th-November 6th
Monday-Thursday 7:30am-4:30pm
Friday 7:30 am-12:30pm

Donate your leftover candy to Veterans, Troops and First Responders at Dr. Stacy Johnson Family Dentistry.


Renew Dental Arts
2205 North Delaware Street, Suite 103
Indianapolis, Indiana
(317) 602-8924
November 1st 7am-3pm
November 5th 11am-7:30pm
November 6th 9am-5pm
Novevmber 7th 7am-3pm
November 8th 7am-3pm

Kids, bring your extra candy (and a parent) and we will purchase it for $1/lb (max 5 pounds per person)! The child who donates the most will also win a special prize!


Resmer Orthodontics – Noblesville
16000 Prosperity Dr, Ste 500
Noblesville, Indiana
(317) 774-8480
November 1st from 3-6 pm
Children receive $2 for every pound donated.  Mention the school you attend and Resmer and Ryan Orthodontics will match the dollar amount to your school.


Stutler Dental
1460 N Green Street
Brownsburg, Indiana
(317) 852-6620
November 2 from 9am-11 pm in the parking lot.
Families can enjoy Hilligoss donuts and the chance to win a Nintendo Switch or Amazon gift card.  Bring a non-perishable food item for the food drive and receive an extra prize entry.

Tillery Family Dental
8570 Northwest Boulevard
Indianapolis, Indiana
(317) 661-4331
November 1 from 3-6 pm
For every POUND of candy you bring to our office we PAY YOU $1.00 (limit 5 pounds)
Open to Children 15 Years and Younger

S’mores are one of the best fall snacks. Make them over a bonfire or even in the oven. Don’t feel trapped using just the regular old chocolate bar. Peanut butter cups and Twix make delicious s’more combos.
Have your kiddos sort their candy. Sort it by type, by color, by brand, by whatever. Make your own sheet to keep track or use this one. Older children can graph the outcome. Candy math, it has sweet rewards.
Make an amazing trail mix. Add candies and raisins to a mix of your favorite nuts. When you mix peanuts and candy corns, it tastes just like a Payday bar. Nuts and chocolate chunks are a perfect mix. M&M’s and Reese’s Pieces are AMAZING together.
Hang on to that candy until the next time you need it. Think decorating gingerbread houses in the next 30-90 days or even Christmas cookies.
Bake it in, mix it in or garnish desserts and baked goods. Making brownies? Add some candy bars? Serving ice cream? Crush up some candy for fun. What about those yummy cookies with the Hershey kisses on them? Mmmmmmm.