Smiles By Holsinger & Higgins Collects Candy for U.S. Troops

checkpresent (400 x 266)Giving had its sweet rewards as area children donated their extra Halloween candy at the Second Annual Halloween Candy Trade-in, hosted by Smiles By Holsinger & Higgins, 10646 River Road, Denton. During the two-day event participants turned in 108 pounds of Halloween candy.

The practice gave the kids $1.00 per pound for their efforts. In addition, Smiles by Holsinger & Higgins matched their contribution to the kids dollar for dollar plus a little extra for a $500.00 donation to the Samaritan House, Denton. The donation will support the Samaritan House’s food pantry program.

“Although this event is only in its second year we have had families say that they have made it part of their family’s Halloween tradition,” says Patricia E. Higgins, D.D.S. “We enjoy seeing so many returning and new families give back and demonstrate their support here at home and overseas,” she adds.

Operation We Care, a service project of the Eastern Shore Chapter Harley Owners Group and Harley-Davidson of Ocean City, included the candy collected in their care packages sent to U.S. Troops. This project, which began in 2007, has sent more than 780 care packages to the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Many of these troops are from the Delmarva area. For more information on this project contact Jeff Merritt at (410) 713-8940

The Samaritan House of Denton is a non-profit organization that provides food and clothing to Caroline County individuals and families in need. In 2009 it has helped an average of 500 people per month through its food pantry and clothing programs. For more information on the Samaritan House, please call (410) 479-1251.

Smiles By Holsinger & Higgins opened in February 1986 and offers the convenience of comprehensive care for adult patients. They provide routine dental check-ups and cleanings as well as cosmetic enhancements to improve the appearance of crooked, chipped, unevenly spaced, or stained teeth. Since 2001 Smiles By Holsinger & Higgins has also provided sedation dentistry for the fearful patient or for those patients who wish to combine multiple procedures in fewer appointments. Smiles By Holsinger & Higgins also houses a TMJ Diagnostic and Imaging Center. Services include:
•    Sedation dentistry
•    6 Month Smiles & Cosmetic Braces
•    Invisalign (invisible braces)
•    ZOOM! 2™ and in-office whitening/bleaching
•    Implants
•    Single-visit crowns
•    Veneers
•    Laminates
•    Bonding

Smiles By Holsinger & Higgins is now accepting new adult patients. For more information or to make an appointment, contact Smiles by Holsinger & Higgins at (800) 617-3644 (Delaware) or (410) 479-3644, or visit