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Brandon Dickerman had little desire to follow his grandparents, parents and aunt into the family’s dental-laboratory business near Boston, Massachusetts, USA. But having completed studies in Geography and Anthropology, he was unable to decide on a career and took up his grandfather’s offer to join the company on a temporary basis seven years ago. One of his major assignments was to integrate Straumann’s computer-guided surgery system, CoDiagnostix, into the lab’s workflow. Being a computer talent with a wealth of technical skills learned in the lab, he quickly became an expert. Using the Straumann CARES system, 3D printers and in-lab mills, the lab today offers a fully integrated prosthetic service for computer guided surgery, in addition to a full prosthetic range. Straumann recognized Brandon’s potential and helped him to develop teaching and presentation skills. He now instructs fellow technicians and dentists across the United States in prosthetic-driven computer-guided surgery and was a Corporate Forum speaker at the 2016 annual meetings of the Academy of Osseointegration and American Academy of Periodontology. Our collaboration with the Dickermans has opened opportunities for his personal growth and for both our businesses to expand – especially in digital dentistry.