Ceramic Industry

DENTSPLY Schedules First Quarter 2004 Earnings Conference Call

April 19, 2004

DENTSPLY International Inc. will release first quarter 2004 earnings on April 27, 2004, after the market close. A conference call has been scheduled for April 28, 2004, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. To participate in the call, dial (877) 885-5820 or (706) 643-9578. Participants will be able to discuss the first quarter earnings with Gary Kunkle, vice chairman and chief executive officer; Thomas Whiting, president and chief operating officer; and Bret Wise, senior vice president and chief financial officer. An online rebroadcast through CCBN, as well as a transcript of the conference call, will be available following the conference call at http://www.dentsply.com.