This Halloween local trick-or-treaters will join kids across the nation when they bring their Halloween candy and handwritten letters of gratitude to Thousand Oaks Family Dentistry.  The goodies will be shipped to Operation Gratitude for inclusion in care packages to U.S. Service Members deployed overseas in harm's way and to First Responders serving here at home.  Dr. Kari Ann Hong and staff are proud to participate in the Operation Gratitude Halloween GIVE-Back Program to reduce excess sugar consumption, prevent dental decay, and teach children the importance of saying "Thank you" to all who serve.