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Letters: Attracting millennials

June 05, 2017 Dr. Kerry K. Carney addressed one of my pet peeves in her May 15 My View in the ADA News, "Aliens Among Us." So many of our leadership meetings deal with attracting and retaining millennials as members of the ADA. I, too, have seen all these studies/surveys touting attributes or deficiencies of the millennial generation.

Let's take a cue from Dr. Carney and focus on what we have in common. Let's emphasize those aspects of diversity that bring us together and not those that separate us. Those of us who have been members of this profession for a long time see those commonalities perhaps better than those of us just starting out. Be patient. Demonstrate to our younger colleagues the value of joining forces with others sharing the same road to professional success. Following Dr. Carney's example of citing television programs, one of my favorites is Red Green's sign-off on his Canadian-based program, "Remember, we're all in this together."

Charles Silvius, D.D.S.
Revere, Massachusetts