Dentistry by Design

Dentistry by Design Announces Annual Candy Buy Back Campaign in Support of U.S. Soldiers Overseas


Manhattan, KS -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/07/2014 -- It's well known that too much candy can lead to uncomfortable dental problems for children, and Halloween is the king of candy-consumption holidays, with annual Halloween candy sales totaling more than $2 billion. Balancing dental health and holiday fun is a challenge every parent must face.

This Halloween, Dr. Bret Gilsdorf of Dentistry By Design in Manhattan, KS, is providing a solution that will empower children by allowing them to donate some of their candy, which will make a difference for them and those who serve our nation. As part of their annual Candy Buy Back campaign, Dentistry By Design will give a child $1 cash for every pound of candy brought to their dental office November 3–7. All candy received will be donated to the U.S. troops overseas. Donations will be brought to the local base for direct distribution.

“Candy Buy Back is our way of helping children learn to make good oral health decisions for themselves while connecting our community to those who serve and protect them,” explains Dr. Gilsdorf. “We get the opportunity to teach children that there is a real payoff for practicing moderation, and that they can really make a difference in the lives of others.”

To participate, children can drop off their candy between 8 am and 5 pm at Dentistry By Design, located at 1110 Westport Drive, Manhattan, KS. Please note, only children are allowed to participate.

About Dentistry By Design
The practice philosophy at Dentistry By Design stems from the desire to give patients the education and support they need in order to achieve optimal dental health and esthetics. This is accomplished by melding the four pillars of comfort, compassion, customer service, and excellent dentistry to create a new, positive, and unique experience for our family of patients.

For further information on the Candy Buy Back campaign or Dentistry by Design, call 785-539-2314 or visit