YORK, Pa., March 6, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- DENTSPLY International Inc. (Nasdaq:XRAY) today announced that Bret Wise, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, will be presenting at the Lehman Brothers' Global Healthcare Conference in Miami Beach, Florida, on March 19, 2008 at 8:00 AM (Eastern Time). A live webcast of Mr. Wise's presentation can be accessed through DENTSPLY's website at www.dentsply.com.

DENTSPLY designs, develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of products for the dental market. The Company believes that it is the world's leading manufacturer and distributor of dental prosthetics, precious metal dental alloys, dental ceramics, endodontic instruments and materials, prophylaxis paste, dental sealants, ultrasonic scalers, and crown and bridge materials; the leading United States manufacturer and distributor of dental handpieces, dental x-ray film holders, film mounts and bone substitute/grafting materials; and a leading worldwide manufacturer or distributor of dental implants, impression materials, orthodontic appliances, dental cutting instruments, infection control products, and dental injectable anesthetics. The Company distributes its dental products in over 120 countries under some of the most well-established brand names in the industry.

DENTSPLY is committed to the development of innovative, high quality, cost-effective new products for the dental market.

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DENTSPLY International Inc.
William R. Jellison, Senior Vice President and
 Chief Financial Officer
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