DENTSPLY International Inc. : DENTSPLY International Inc. Raises Quarterly Cash Dividend

  DENTSPLY International Inc. : DENTSPLY International Inc. Raises Quarterly
                                Cash Dividend



York, PA - February 26, 2013 - DENTSPLY International Inc. (NASDAQ-XRAY) today
announced that its Board  of Directors declared a  quarterly cash dividend  of 
$0.0625 per  share of  common stock,  an indicated  annual rate  of $0.25  per 
share. This represents  an increase of  13.6% from the  prior annual rate  of 
$0.22 per share.  The dividend is  payable on  April 12, 2013  to holders  of 
record on March 29, 2013.

DENTSPLY International  Inc.  is a  leading  manufacturer and  distributor  of 
dental and other consumable medical device products. The Company believes  it 
is the  world's largest  manufacturer of  consumable dental  products for  the 
professional dental  market. For  over 110  years, DENTSPLY's  commitment  to 
innovation and  professional  collaboration  has  enhanced  its  portfolio  of 
branded consumables and small equipment. Headquartered in the United  States, 
the Company has global operations with sales in more than 120 countries.  The 
Company also has strategically  located distribution centers  to enable it  to 
better serve its customers and  increase its operating efficiency. While  the 
United States and Europe are the Company's largest markets, the Company serves
all major  markets worldwide.  Visit  www.dentsply.com for  more  information 
about DENTSPLY and its products.

For further information contact:  

Derek Leckow
Vice President
Investor Relations
(717) 849-7863  
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