Dr. Chan’s 10th Annual Great Halloween Candy Buy Back Nov. 8

Dr. Curtis Chan is smiling with great expectations for his 10th annual Great Halloween Candy Buy Back. The Buy Back helps local children unload the Halloween candy they don’t need for a good cause. The candy is donated to troops overseas and children are given $1 per pound (up to 5 lbs). Last year the drive was a big success, collecting 8,039 pounds of candy, 289 Beanie Babies and 3,623 cards and letters for the troops. Chan and his team were able to deliver over 15,000 lbs of candy thanks to businesses and grocery stores that generously donated their leftover candy as well as working with 15 schools and churches in the area.

The Buy Back will be held on Thursday, Nov. 8 between 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Chan’s dental office located at 12835 Pointe Del Mar Way, Suite #3 in Del Mar. Children must be present and must have or make a card for the troops in order to receive their cash. Each child will leave with a free toothbrush kit, to brush away any damage from the Halloween candy they kept.

Chan encourages every one of all ages and local businesses to donate leftover candy for this great military outreach event. You will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win an iPad mini, a professional teeth whitening and other great prizes. Candy donations will be accepted all week following Halloween during normal business hours: Monday and Tuesday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wednesday, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m., Thursday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. For more information or questions, call (858) 481-9090 or visit