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Dentist will swap cash for Halloween candy

Original post made on Oct 31, 2011

A Mountain View dentist is offering cash for children's candy this Halloween. Dr. Joseph Lee launched his anti-tooth decay campaign to offer kids a sweet deal: go trick-or-treating and make money while fighting cavities.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, October 31, 2011, 10:34 AM

Comments (7)

Posted by Anonymous, a resident of The Crossings
on Oct 31, 2011 at 10:59 am

That is a lousy deal. Candy hasn't been $1/lb in 40 years. Talk about sucking all the joy right out of life. Dr. Killjoy, DDS, is just trying to drum up business. Just brush your teeth, Kids.

Posted by @Anonymous, a resident of The Crossings
on Oct 31, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Clearly you do not have children.

"Just brush your teeth, kids" ha ha ha ha. If only life were that easy!!!

This is a nice option for kids. They can eat some of their candy, and sell some back. Children do not need hundreds of $$$ and they did not buy the candy, nor their costume, etc. so it is a good deal for them.

Stop being so negative on every story you read

Posted by Hardin, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Nov 1, 2011 at 11:08 am

Ingenious way of incentivizing kids to eat less candy. Realistically, we have surpluses of candy after every Halloween that never gets eaten.

Also a pretty inexpensive and slick way to draw potential business to your dental practice. After all, guess who will be driving the children to redeem their money for candy swaps?

And Anonymous, what's wrong with advertising one's business and trying to increase his practice? He isn't making false or misleading claims, just broadcasting he's a dentist.

Posted by Jester, a resident of St. Francis Acres
on Nov 1, 2011 at 11:11 am

"That is a lousy deal. Candy hasn't been $1/lb in 40 years."


Anonymous, the reason his pricing so low is to prevent crotchety folks like you from taking kid's candy and selling it to him for profit...

Posted by Peachygirl, a resident of Cuernavaca
on Nov 1, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Peachygirl is a registered user.

I hope this dentist will donate the candy to some worthy institution like a homeless shelter or such rather than throwing away the candy. Additionally, he needs to "incentivize"parents from letting their children take the candy in the first place.

Posted by Greg David, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Nov 1, 2011 at 4:09 pm

He should donate the candy to the girlscouts. They are shipping donated candy to troops overseas.

Posted by Hardin, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Nov 2, 2011 at 9:41 am

"He should donate the candy to the girlscouts. They are shipping donated candy to troops overseas."


Viola! What a great idea for re-purposing an excess we enjoy in the States.

Upon reflection, if something as small as candy can uplift a soldier overseas, it only underscores the tremendous sacrifice our troops are making for our country, and at the expense of their own lives and families.

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