Oct. 31 is now in our rearview mirror, but we’d still like to ask dental assistants: How did you get into the Halloween spirit?

Dental assistants are pretty creative, and Halloween brings a reason for some to go all out in costume planning. We applaud your efforts, enthusiasm and spirit!

This year, some dental teams celebrated by wearing their costumes to work, and you’ve shared photos of the festivities with us. (Above, we spot many trolls!)

What’s Your Favorite Candy?

Outside of work, some dental assistants celebrated Halloween by stocking up on candy to share with trick-or-treaters. (And they probably snuck a piece or two for themselves!) We know that dental assistants understand too much sugar can lead to cavities, but on Halloween, candy is tough to resist! With this in mind, we asked you to vote for your favorite candy brands. Here is what you listed as your top five favorites:

  1. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups: 60%
    2. Kit Kat: 43%
    3. Twix: 27%
    4. Snickers: 20%
    5. Milky Way, Almond Joy, Butterfinger, candy corn, Sour Patch Kids and Skittles: 13%

It looks like this year, chocolate prevails! Alix H. agrees that chocolate is best. “But as a dental assistant, I brush my teeth after eating it!” she adds.

How did you get into the Halloween spirit?