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

Aldrich Pediatric Dentistry
8930 West 10Th St
Indianapolis, IN
(317) 271-6060
November 1st from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
November 2nd from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Children will receive $1 per pound up to 20 pounds.


Bright Side Dental
7102 N Keystone Ave
Indianapolis, IN
(855) 725-3628
November 2nd through November 13th during normal business hours.
Children will receive a raffle ticket to be entered into a drawing to win a prize for every pound of candy donated.

Deldar Dental – Noblesville Dentist
14753 Hazel Dell Crossing, Suite 700
Noblesville, IN
(317) 208-0000
Not everyone is fortunate to enjoy Halloween this year. Let’s promote oral health while helping victims of crime and abuse in the Hamilton County area. In partnership with Prevail, Inc, we ask that you donate your extra Halloween candy during our regular business hours. Dr. Deldar will give you $1.00 for each pound of candy. Your sweets can put a smile on crime and abuse victims’ faces.


Dr. Gregg Horstmeyer Gentle Family Dentistry
2038 Broadway
Anderson, IN
(765) 644-4343
November 6th – 9th 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.


Fishers Family Dentistry
8410 E 116th St
Fishers, IN
(317) 576-0611
November 1st from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
For every pound of candy donated, families will receive $1 per pound.


Growning Grins Pediatric Dentistry
526 IN-32, Westfield, IN 46074
(317) 896-9600
November 1st through 7th during normal business hours
For every pound of candy your child brings in Growing Grins will donate a non-perishable item to a local school’s food pantry. Families are also invited to bring in non-perishable items for donation to this cause. For every pound of candy, together we will share a pound of kindness!


Hadley Family Dentistry
5406 S Emerson Ave
Indianapolis, IN
(317) 780-7777
November 6th through November 10th during normal business hours.
For every pound of candy donated, children ages 15 years old and younger will receive $1 per pound up to $5.


Hamilton County Pediatric Dentistry
13430 N Meridian St
Carmel, IN
(317) 846-5893
November 1st – 16th during normal business hours
*Please note: this event is reserved for current HCPD patients and families!
Families can choose from $1 per pound (up to 5 lbs) or a free Bounce U pass. Plus, the office will keep track of the biggest individual collection, and at the end of November, the person with the heaviest collection, will get a 1 month MyTime pass to Ninja Zone/Fundamentals Gymnastics.

Indy Dental Health

9002 N. Meridian St., Suite 210
Indianapolis, IN
(317) 872-3465
Children can come in during the week of October 30th through November 3rd from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Children receive $1 per pound with no limit of the number of pounds donated. Indy Dental Health will be matching every dollar given to children and donating it to Wheeler Mission.


Kool Smiles – all locations
For inquiries, call (844) 484-1265 or send an e-mail.
October 28th through November 2nd
Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Children will receive a prize for every 25 pieces of candy donated.


Martine Dentistry at Stonegate
7635 E Stonegate Dr
Zionsville, IN
(317) 769-4880
November 6th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Children will receive $1 for every pound of candy donated up to $10.

Mullally Family Dentistry
9840 Westpoint Dr Suite 500
Indianapolis, Indiana
(317) 558-9757
Children receive $1 per pound and be entered into a raffle for a $25 gift card of your choice! Candy collection will take place on the following dates and times:
Friday, November 3rd from 8 am-5 pm
Saturday, November 4th from 9 am-1 pm
Monday, November 6th from 8 am-5 pm (limit 5 pounds)
Open to Children 15 Years and Younger

Parkview Dental
549 parkview Dr.
New Whiteland, Indiana
(317) 535-7522
Nov 1st through 9th on Monday through Thursday from 9 am-4pm
Children will receive $2 for every pound donated.


Renew Dental Arts
2205 North Delaware Street, Suite 103
Indianapolis, Indiana
(317) 602-8924
November 1st from 3-6 pm
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 1-7 pm
Children receive $2 for every pound donated.


Resmer Orthodontics – Muncie
3905 North Wheeling Avenue
Muncie, Indiana
(317) 774-8480
November 1st from 1-7 pm
Children receive $2 for every pound donated.


Stutler Dental
1460 N Green Street
Brownsburg, Indiana
(317) 852-6620
November 1 from 4-7 pm in the parking lot.
Families can enjoy pizza, a bounce house, photo booth and more fun! Children will receive $1 per pound donated. The dental office will donate $1,000 to the school that donates the most candy, so be sure to mention which school your children attend at this event.

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.