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12th Annual Halloween Candy Buy-Back Event

Tisseront Orthodontics Halloween Candy Buy-Back

Our Troops OverseasWHAT SHOULD I DO with all this leftover Halloween candy!? Why, bring it to a dentist, of course!

School has been in session for a whole month already, and it’s about time to get the creative juices flowing and help your children figure out what they’re going to wear for Halloween. Will it be a Despicable Me 3 costume? Wonder Woman? Or maybe a slice of bacon, because everyone loves bacon!

While you’re trying to figure that out, you may start thinking about the amount of candy that ends up in your home after a night of trick-or-treating. All that candy! The sugary bliss of a week full of candy for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Ahhhh…..

This may trigger thoughts of ingenious ways of getting rid of all that candy… Take it to the office? “Trade it in” with your children, and have them choose their favorite toy? Throw it away? WAIT! There’s a better solution that you’re going to just love….

Bring your candy to a dentist’s office. Bringing your leftover Halloween candy to a dentist may not be the first thought that pops up in your mind, but guess what? Each year there are a handful of dentists in Reston, such as Dr. Tisseront’s orthodontic practice in the Plaza America shopping center, who offer to PAY you for your leftover Halloween candy. You heard me right: they PAY YOU!

However, not all Halloween candy buy-back programs are the same, and none give you as many reasons to donate your candy as Tisseront Orthodontics. Dr. Tisseront and his team are passionate about supporting our local community, and they do so through annual dental health elementary school visits, by supporting local lifeguards with towels for their uniforms, by sponsoring local children’s sports teams such as soccer and baseball and, finally, by holding their annual, extremely popular Halloween Candy Buy-Back event.

Dr. Tisseront and his team have been collecting your leftover Halloween candy for the past 10 years. Dr. Tisseront donates $2 per pound of candy: $1 goes to the child donating, and $1 goes directly to Children’s National Medical Center in D.C. But it doesn’t stop there. Not only do they donate money to a great cause, they package up the candy and deliver it to our troops overseas! A letter-writing station is also set up during the event so the community can write letters of appreciation and draw pictures to send to our troops; each box of candy is accompanied by two to three letters.

Each year, they collect over 1,000 pounds of leftover Halloween candy! Last year set . a record of 1,679 pounds, and they hope to top that this year, with your help.


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Local businesses such as Pitango, Mayflowers, Ben & Jerry’s, Clyde’s and the Skating Rink at Reston Town Center have all donated prizes for this popular community event. Many students volunteer to box up all that candy as well, so if your child needs service hours, give us a call!

This year will mark the 12th Annual Halloween Candy Buy-Back event for Dr. Tisseront’s office. With a win-win all around, don’t forget to mark your calendars for Monday, November 6, from 12 to 4 p.m. You’ll be glad you did!

This is a sponsored article written by Astrid Tisseront, public relations coordinator for Tisseront Orthodontics. Tisseront Orthodontics specializes in orthodontics for children and adults. First Published in

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12th Annual Halloween Candy Buy-Back Event

Dr. Tisseront's Halloween Candy Buy-Back

Dr. Tisseront’s 11th Annual Halloween Candy Buy-Back Event

Dr. Tisseront's Halloween Candy Buy-Back

Dr. Tisseront’s 11th Annual Halloween Candy Buy-Back Event is set for Monday, November 7th from 12-4pm!

Don’t know what to do with all that leftover Halloween Candy? Bring it over to our office and Dr. Tisseront will PAY you for it! Dr. Tisseront will be donating $2 per pound of your leftover candy: $1 goes to you and $1 will be matched and donated to Children’s National in DC! (limit: 1000 pounds)

Then, all that candy is shipped overseas to our Troops! Help us beat our record of 1100 pounds last year! We’ll have a letter-writing station to write notes and draw pictures of gratitude to our Troops overseas, and we include these in the boxes we send! This traditional community event has fun for all with temporary tattoos, a raffle with donated prizes from local businesses, hot apple cider and balloons! We’ll also dance to Justin Timberlake’s ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling’! Our grand prize is a donated pair of Beats by Dr. Dre Solo 2’s from the Apple Store in Reston!

So get rid of all that unwanted leftover Halloween Candy for not one but TWO great causes!

When: Monday November 7, 2016 from 12-4pm
Where: Tisseront Orthodontics – 11720 Plaza America Drive, Reston, VA 20190

We’ll be right outside on the plaza! We look forward to seeing you there!!

Halloween Candy Buy-Back - Reston
Reston Orthodontist - Halloween Candy Buy-Back

Dr. Tisseront's 11th Annual Halloween Candy Buy-Back Event 2015


Dr. Tisseront’s 11th Annual Halloween Candy Buy-Back has broken all previous candy collection records! Read all about it here and view more photo of the years event, click here.

Thank you to everyone who help make this a record breaking year!

Dr. Tisseront’s 11th Annual Halloween Candy Buy-Back Event