Ceramic Industry

DENTSPLY Schedules Second Quarter Earnings Release, Conference Call

July 21, 2004

DENTSPLY International Inc. will release its second quarter 2004 earnings on July 26, 2004, after the market close. A conference call has been scheduled for July 27, 2004, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. To participate, call (877) 885-5820 or (706) 643-9578. Participants will be able to discuss the company's second 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 to the public following the conference call at http://www.dentsply.com