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POSTED: Saturday, October 24, 2009

Dentist will buy your candy

Trick-or-treaters who want to cash in after Halloween can bring their excess candy to dentist Wilfred Miyasaki's office in Honolulu. Children—and adults, too—will receive $1 per pound of candy they bring in. The goodies will then be sent to U.S. troops overseas, and to the families devastated by the recent flooding and tsunami in the Philippines and Samoa.

Miyasaki's office will buy back candy from noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 1 at 1139 Bethel St. The office is located downtown on the ground floor, across the street from the Hawaii Theatre.

“;We want kids to enjoy themselves,”; Miyasaki said, “;but realistically, most kids collect way more candy than they can or should even think about eating.”;

People also are encouraged to bring in “;healthy”; candy such as granola bars, raisins, peanut butter or nuts. A news release said that plenty of toothbrushes will be sent along with the candy.