Manhattan Dental Care
Laura M. Aversano, D.D.S.

175 South State Street
Manhattan, IL 60442
(815) 478-7788

175 South State Street
Manhattan, IL 60442
(815) 478-7788



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The ninth annual Manhattan Dental Care Candy Buy Back was a huge success with 1,124 pounds of candy collected. Dr. Laura Aversano, owner of Manhattan Dental Care, says it is all due to Manhattan and the neighboring communities supporting this important event.

"We will now send the candy to soldiers through Operation Care Package (OCP), along with 1,000 toothbrushes and toothpaste, plus a donation of $1,124.00 that matches the amount of candy donated," Dr. Aversano said. "In addition, Rick Landek and Midway Dental added to the donation with an additional 500 toothbrushes and toothpaste.""

This truly is a community event and Dr. Aversano gave a special thanks to the Manhattan Cub Scouts Pack 155 (318 lbs.), Martinizing Green Dry Cleaners of Mokena (166 lbs.), St. Joseph Honor Society of Lockport (93 lbs.), Girl Scout Troop 342 of New Lenox (76 lbs.), and Lincoln Way Wildcats 6th Grade Team (13 lbs.). For every pound of candy donated, the giver receives a $1. Also, they are entered in a raffle for a $50 gift card. The community groups use the proceeds to support different causes.

Each year this event continues to grow thanks to community support and participation. Manhattan Dental Care is located at 175 S. State Street, Manhattan. For more information, please visit or call (815)-478-7788.

Our Candy Buy Back starts tomorrow, even though the official day is Tuesday, November 6th.

We will be accepting candy for $1/lb with a matching donation of $1/lb to Operation Care Package. The gift card drawing will be at 7:30 pm on November 6th.

Candy Buy Back
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Check out Chicago Tribune article here: Manhattan Dental Care’s 9th Annual Candy Buy Back

This year's collection in support of Operation Care Package collected over a ton of candy! We are overwhelmingly grateful to the generous young people in our community.


The 2016 Candy Buy Back collected 1122 lbs of candy for Operation Care Package.


Special thanks to:

  • Manhattan Junior HIgh Blue Crew (183 lbs)

  • Manhattan Boy Scouts (66 lbs)

  • Martinizing Dry Cleaning (184 lbs)

  • New Lenox Girl Scout Troop 342 (469 lbs)



This year's $50 gift card winner was Alyssa Bogda! Along with the candy, Manhattan Dental Care was able to donate 1,000 toothbrushes and toothpaste to OCP.





Laura M. Aversano, D.D.S.
Dr. Aversano believes strongly in providing quality dental care to her patients. A big part of her dental philosophy is listening to her patients and ensuring their comfort. Read more...

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