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Kids make money trick-or-treating


October 31, 2013

Dr. Jason Bourne announced that he will bring back the successful candy buy back program, for the 10th year starting on November 4, 2013.

With this year’s Halloween Candy Buy-Back Program, Dr Bourne is paying $4 for each pound of Halloween Treats surrendered in his office. Two dollars will go to the child, and the other two dollars will be donated to the local Boys and Girls Club and the YMCA.

Last year, Bourne Orthodontics collected over 1,300 pounds of Halloween candy, allowing them to donate over $2,600!

Best of all, the donated candy is then sent to the troops serving overseas, local homeless shelters and humanitarian groups for trips to Africa. Since its inception, the Bourne Orthodontics Halloween Candy Buy-Back has donated almost $15,000 and 7,900 pounds of candy!

“We love this program because the kids still get to have fun ‘trick-or-treating’, plus they get money and save their teeth! Then we can give back to our community and the troops, it’s a lot of fun,” says Dr. Bourne.

Halloween candy can contribute to tooth decay, and some candy can even damage orthodontic patients’ braces. Orthodontist Dr. Jason Bourne at Bourne Orthodontics helps kids avoid injury to their braces and their teeth by buying back Halloween candy. Some candies are permissible for orthodontic patients, according to Dr. Bourne.

They include plain chocolate or soft, chocolate-covered peanut butter cups. However, Dr. Bourne cautions that patients should brush and floss thoroughly after indulging in treats with high sugar content.

Dr. Jason Bourne notes that the days immediately following Halloween are usually an orthodontist’s busiest time of year for emergency calls. He hopes that his Candy-Buy-Back Program will cut down on orthodontic emergencies and tooth decay, and help children, especially those wearing braces, enjoy the holiday.

Additionally, he aims to help out the YMCA and Boys and Girls Clubs with this donation. Both Bourne Orthodontics offices will accept children’s Halloween candy during normal business hours, on the following dates:

November 4, 6, 12 and 14 in their Lake Stevens office at 9633 Market Place, Suite 104 (in the Parpia Plaza, just South-East of Target).

November 5, 7, 11 and 13 in our Marysville office at 815 State Ave ., Suite 3 (in the Opus Bank Building).

There is a limit of 25 pounds per person with this offer. Bourne Orthodontics can be contacted in our Lake Stevens office at 425-334-4053 and in our Marysville office at 360-659-0211.


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