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Community Involvement

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Since our opening in May of 2019, Dr. Doug and his team at District Dental Spa have strived to offer the residents of New Orleans a superior option when it comes to dental care & spa services. Patient comfort, quality of care, and a harmonious environment are our top priorities at our contemporary location.

In addition to providing quality care to his patients, one of Dr. Doug’s top priorities is to create a positive impact in society and improve lives, one person at a time. Dr. Doug is a proud member of the LGBTQ community and is committed to helping support veterans, members of the BIPOC community, LGBTQ+ and other minority groups that often face disproportionate inequities in care because he knows that healthy communities are essential to everybody’s success.

Organizations we help support include:

Project Lazarus / Halloween New Orleans – Donor
The mission of the Hosts of Halloween New Orleans is to provide funding for Project Lazarus, a home in New Orleans for men and women with AIDS, so that they may provide healthcare and support services for their residents. 

Dr. Doug is a proud support of Project Lazarus and has provided donations and silent auction items that help go towards Project Lazarus.

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Stonewall Sports New Orleans – Silver Sponsor
Stonewall Sports New Orleans brings together members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies to play kickball, dodgeball, volleyball, bowling, trivia, yoga, and running club. Stonewall Sports is an LGBTQ+ & Ally community-based, non-profit sports organization founded in 2010 that strives to raise funds for local non-profit organizations.

Dr. Doug is a member and proud supporter of the LGBTQ+ community and has been a Silver Tier Sponsor for Stonewall Sports for the past three years.

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Shuck Cancer New Orleans
– Donor

Shuck Cancer showcases oysters from across the country, wine pairings, spirits, 30 local restaurants providing non-oyster cuisine, live music, and mobile bidding for our silent auction. Since its inception in 2018, Shuck Cancer donors have raised $850,800 for our Louisiana Patient Transportation Grant Program benefiting cancer patients in area health systems, and helping to equalize cancer outcomes in our community. Having cancer is hard. Getting treatment shouldn’t have to be.

In 2020, Dr. Doug was selected to be an honoree for the American Cancer Society's local "Shuck Cancer" fundraising campaign. He was happy to raise over $3000 to benefit cancer patients. 

Live Oak Camp – Donor
Live Oak connects high-performing 8–22-year-olds at sleep-away camp in Mississippi, and invest in their success with wilderness trips, leadership training, personal mentorship, and employment opportunities all year long. The organization helps build a diverse community of New Orleans’s future leaders.

Dr. Doug is a firm believer that mentorship is crucial to the success of young adults in the community of New Orleans. That is why he continues to donate and is a proud supporter of Live Oak Camp.

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Human Rights Campaign – Federal Club Member
The Human Rights Campaign's goal is to ensure that all LGBTQ+  people and particularly those that are trans, people of color, and HIV+, are treated as equal citizens within a movement across the country and around the world.

District Dental Spa is a proud supporter and member of the HRC, and promotes equal access of quality care to all patients, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.  

Split Second Foundation – Donor
The Split Second Foundation is committed to breaking physical, societal, and research barriers for people living with disabilities. The Foundation is the gulf coast's first and only adaptive fitness facility for individuals living with a spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, amputation, visual impairment, and other neurological conditions. The organization provides wrap-around services for families impacted by physical disabilities.

Dr. Doug is a proud supporter of the Split Second Foundation and continues to provide donations to the cause.

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