By Kelsi Matylewicz/Benco Dental Social Media Intern

Innovation is crucial at a dental practice, especially one specializing in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  Though expected to arrive in the form of equipment and instruments, in the case of Dr. Matthew J. Conquest’s Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania office, innovation also comes to light in the interior design realm.

Decorative wall panels, made from carefully selected hardwood, have been conceived to inspire designers, architects and every single interior design lover.

These decorative products, FriendlyWall® and Mur Finium® wall panels, manufactured by Finium, are distributed in Canada, the United States and now in some European countries.

As a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryDr. Matthew J. Conquest‘s expertise ranges from facial trauma to wisdom tooth removal.  His particular interests in dental implants, bone grafting/reconstruction, and corrective jaw surgery require unique vision and skill.

To incorporate unique vision into his practice design as well, he consulted with Benco Dental’s CenterPoint Design team.

Dental Designer Greg Marinelli suggested Finium FriendlyWall based on its high quality and ease of installation.
“When designing the waiting area of a new dental practice, I look to the finishes, proper lighting, and furniture to create a relaxed, anxiety-friendly atmosphere.  In Dr. Conquest’s new space I was inspired by the texture and warm tones of Finium’s Friendly Wood wall. This wood is a sustainable product, which means it is created from the by-product of cabinet makers; a great second life for this otherwise scrapped wood,” said Marinelli.

Recently, Finium showcased Dr. Conquest’s office on the homepage of their website:

Finium is recognized for its Wood + Innovation. In 1999, these key elements made Finium an important player in the North American industry of prefinished wood products.

This innovative and eco-responsible product can be installed within hours and will add value to a room. Learn more at:

If you have an interesting, beautiful, original, noteworthy practice design and want your chance in the spotlight, enter the 2016 Incisal Edge Design Contest:

Sponsored by Clarion Financial for the third year, the 2016 Incisal Edge Design Contest, aims to reward creativity and innovation. They’ve invited a blue ribbon panel of judges, who will select the top designs, and provide their thoughts on each.