Most dentists hand out apples, toothpaste or toothbrushes for Halloween. But not Dr. Calvin Kadera of White Plains, New York. Dr. Kadera this year has decided to forgo the healthy treats and instead hand out the largest and sweetest sweets he can find.
"What I'm really looking for is some giant Jolly Ranchers. Those things are murder on teeth!" Dr. Kadera said, his perfect smile showing his brilliant white teeth. "For years I gave out the typical dentist Halloween fare, but what did it get me? A bunch of ungrateful children with no cavities. This year I realized Halloween could be a great opportunity for me to create life-long patients. With any luck, in addition to gigantic cavities I'll get some patients with cracked teeth or even the need for implants."
Although Halloween is still more than a week away, children in the area have begun to line up outside Dr. Kadera's door in anticipation of the candy bonanza. When asked about the expected candy haul, one child's parent responded, "It's all right if the candy makes my kid's teeth fall out. Dr. Kadera is also handing out discounts on dental x-rays, so it's all good."