From Dr. Steven Nerad:
Pound upon pound of sugary Halloween candy can be a scary proposition
for a dentist, so Dr. Steven Nerad, a children’s dentistry and orthodontic specialist in Pleasanton has come up with a creative way to cut down on cavities while helping the schools and supporting our overseas troops.
Ghosts and goblins of all ages are encouraged to drop by Dr. Nerad's
Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontic specialty dental office on Friday, Nov. 2 for the dentist's third annual Halloween candy buy-back extravaganza. Candy will be accepted at the office, 1024 Serptentine Lane, Suite 107, in Pleasanton from 3 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.
Eager trick-or-treaters will get a sweet $1 per pound for their sugary hauls, plus an equal $1 per pound for their school. The schools with the largest amounts of candy turned in will get up to $250 for the first-place school, up to $100 for the second-place school and up to $50 per pound for the third-place school.
The candy that's been bought from the mouths of babes will be packaged and sent to American troops serving overseas. They'll do a much more thorough job of brushing their teeth after enjoying their treats than the typical child.
“It’s a good way for the kids to enjoy Halloween for a few days and then stop the cavity producing candy binging. It’s a wonderful and fun event too! A great community service in many ways. We collected nearly 200 pounds of cavity producing candy in 2011. This year our target is 500 pounds.” said Dr. Nerad.
Dr. Nerad's Halloween candy buy-back is a win-win-win for everyone
involved, spiriting away the frightful concern about cavities while generating cash for kids and schools and delicious treats for our troops.