DENTSPLY International Inc. : DENTSPLY International Announces Executive Management Changes

   DENTSPLY International Inc. : DENTSPLY International Announces Executive
                              Management Changes

York, PA - April 8, 2013 - DENTSPLY International Inc. (NASDAQ: XRAY) today
announced a realignment of executive management responsibilities designed to
drive the Company's strategic integration and alignment of global operations.

Chris Clark, DENTSPLY's former President and Chief Operating Officer will
assume the role of President and Chief Financial Officer. His primary
responsibilities will include strategy and business development activities,
all finance functions, as well as DENTSPLY's corporate functions for clinical
affairs, information technology, manufacturing, human resources, and research
and development. Mr. Clark joined DENTSPLY in 1993 and has successfully served
in leadership roles of increasing responsibility within numerous divisions,
operating groups and, for the past six years, as President and Chief Operating
Officer.

Jim Mosch,  currently  Executive  Vice  President, will  be  promoted  to  the 
position  of  Executive  Vice  President  and  Chief  Operating  Officer  with 
responsibility for all of DENTSPLY's operating units. Mr. Mosch has extensive
operating experience including 19 years  with DENTSPLY in roles of  increasing 
management responsibility as a general manager, operating vice president,  and 
most recently  as  Executive  Vice  President. Mr.  Mosch  has  also  led  the 
Company's business development  activities for  the past six  years, and  more 
recently managed the Company's acquisition and integration of Astra Tech,  the 
largest transaction in the Company's 114 year history. 

In addition to the above appointments, the Company also announced that William
Jellison has resigned as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer  to 
pursue another business interest. Prior  to his full departure, Mr.  Jellison 
will be available to the Company for transitional purposes.

Bret Wise, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented that "These changes
to DENTSPLY's management structure  will enhance our  ability to compete  more 
effectively  in  today's  global  dental  market  by  providing  for  stronger 
alignment and integration across our functional and operational units. I would
like to  thank  Bill Jellison  for  his  many contributions  to  DENTSPLY  and 
congratulate Chris Clark and Jim Mosch in their new roles. Moving forward, our
leadership team will work closely  together to ensure that DENTSPLY  continues 
to lead the global dental industry  in innovation and customer service and  to 
grow shareholder value."

DENTSPLY International  Inc.  is a  leading  manufacturer and  distributor  of 
dental and other consumable medical deviceproducts. 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  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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