Dentist offers cash for Halloween candy

Goodies to be shipped overseas

That's why pediatric dentist Dr. Ryan Roberts decided to buy the extra candy and send it to a group of deserving Oklahomans: American military servicemen and women overseas.

"It’s a wonderful way to put those extra treats to good use and bring a smile to the troops by sending a little comfort from home," Roberts said. "Plus, you can teach your children about the importance of giving back to those who protect us and serve our great country."

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Roberts asks parents to let the children pick out their favorite treats and keep those at home. Parents can then bag up the rest of the unopened candy and bring it to the dentist's office on Tuesday, November 4, for drop off.

Kids will get $1 for each pound of candy, up to five pounds. The candy will be shipped in care packages to troops as part of Operation Gratitude.