Operation Sweet Tooth
El Paso Dentist Fights Tooth Decay With Annual Candy Buy Back Program
Operation Sweet Tooth, the candy buy back program that provided the Ft. Bliss USO with 500 lbs of donated candy in 2012, is back by popular demand! This year, Dr. Paul Ro, DDS is continuing his partnership with the Ft. Bliss USO with the goal of beating last year’s donation. Operation Sweet Tooth encourages healthy lifestyles and the spirit of giving within our little ones while providing a much needed morale boost for our troops, “Every year Operation Sweet Tooth experiences growth and I’m impressed by the selflessness of El Paso’s kids who give up their treats for our troops and a healthier lifestyle. What’s even more impressive is that the candy doesn’t just come from El Paso, we’ve gotten candy deliveries from all over the country,” said Dr. Ro, DDS. Dr. Ro’s office will be open on Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 9AM to 2PM for candy donations to kickoff the event.
With Operation Sweet Tooth, everybody wins. Here’s how it works: El Paso kids bring their Halloween candy to Eastside Dental Care between 9a and 5p from Friday, November 1, 2013 through Friday, November 15, 2012 Dr. Ro pays them $1 per lb. of individually wrapped candy, the treats go to the USO and our troops at Ft. Bliss. In addition to the candy donation, Dr. Ro donates $1 per pound to the USO. Kids may choose to keep their buy back money or donate it back to the USO. Yolanda Castillo, Director for the USO-El Paso, may be reached for comment at 915.569.5644.
Eastside Dental Care Halloween Candy Buy Back
When: Friday, November 1st through Friday, November 15th, during office hours (M-F) 9a to 5p.
Dr. Ro’s office will be open on Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 9AM to 2PM to kick off candy buy back.
Where: Eastside Dental Care, 1920 N. Zaragoza, Suite 107, El Paso, TX 79938, at Loop 375 and Zaragoza in front of the Home Depot.
Dr. Ro has been practicing dentistry in El Paso for fourteen years. A graduate of Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, Dr. Ro was formerly a dentist for the El Paso City/County Health Department. Dr. Ro opened up his private practice, Eastside Dental Care, in September of 2007 and has since become involved with several local non-profit organizations. For more information visit us on Facebook www.facebook.com/eastsidedentalcare.