For the second year, Benhamou’s Oak Street Family Dental paid kids $1 per pound for their Halloween candy, which is being sent to deployed members of the military as a way to support troops and help keep East County kids cavity-free. The project is run in cooperation with Operation Gratitude and Operation Tooth Fairy.
“The concept is simple,” Benhamou wrote in a press release. “Kids donate their Halloween candy and they receive $1 per pound turned in. The troops receive sweet care packages to let them know they are not forgotten, and everyone ends up smiling!”
The gift of candy from a dentist might seem ironic, but Benhamou is making sure there won’t be any dental complications from locals’ largesse: the candy will be accompanied by a few hundred free toothbrushes.
To learn more about Oak Street Family Dental and future programs for Operation Gratitude and Operation Tooth Fairy, call 925-634-9237 or visit www.oakstreetfamilydental.com.