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Teen collects dental supplies for Ada Jenkins Center

Mia Haglund, center, delivers dental supplies to Tamara Roach, left,  director of operations at the Ada Jenkins Center  and Diane Means, director of  impact and engagement.

Mia Haglund, whose goal is to be a dentist like her dad, held a dental supply drive in her neighborhood to support Ada Jenkins dental clinics and its community supply pantry.

Mia, 16, is a rising junior at Community School of Davidson. She’s the founder of Lake Norman Girl Talk, a peer-to-peer mentoring group where high school girls mentor middle school girls on leadership, community and positive self-image.

She is the daughter of Rob and Stacey Haglund of Green Dolphin Lane in Cornelius. Mia hopes to go to dental school and be a dentist like her dad, who practices in Mooresville and also has two offices in Charlotte.

The teen wanted to do something meaningful in her community and tie in her interest in dentistry.  She chose to help the Ada Jenkins Center because it’s in the Lake Norman community and offers free dental clinics for neighbors in need.

Mia  has volunteered at Ada Jenkins in the past, and knew the dental clinic and pantry needed supplies during the coronavirus pandemic, so she organized the dental supply drive in her neighborhood to collect toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash and floss.