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Dentsply International's CEO Discusses Q4 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Dentsply International Inc. ( XRAY)

Q4 2011 Earnings Call

February 16, 2012 8:30 am ET

Executives

Bret Wise – Chairman, Chief Executive Officer

Christopher Clark – President, Chief Operating Officer

William Jellison – Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Derek Leckow – Vice President, Investor Relations

Analysts

Jeff Johnson – Robert W. Baird

Larry Marsh – Barclays Capital

Robert Jones – Goldman Sachs

Glen Santangelo – Credit Suisse

Robbie Fatta – William Blair

Brandon Couillard – Jefferies

Steve Beuchaw – Morgan Stanley

Jonathan Block – SunTrust

George Humphrey – Deutsche Bank

Greg Halter – Great Lakes Review

Presentation

Operator

Good day and welcome to the Dentsply International Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2011 Earnings call. Today’s conference is being recorded.

At this time, I’d like to turn the conference over to Mr. Derek Leckow, Vice President, Investor Relations. Please go ahead, sir.

Derek Leckow

Thanks very much, Audra, and my thanks to each of you for joining us today to discuss Dentsply International’s Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2011 Results. Joining us on the call today are Bret Wise, Chairman and CEO; Chris Clark, President and COO; and Bill Jellison, Senior Vice President and CFO. Each of us will have some prepared remarks and then we’ll be glad to answer any questions that you may have.

I hope you all had a chance to review our press release, which we issued earlier this morning. A copy of the press release is also available for downloading on our website, www.dentsply.com. We have also provided a set of supplemental slides that is available for download as well.

Before we get started, it’s important to note that this call may include forward-looking statements involving risks and uncertainties. These should be considered in conjunction with the risk factors and uncertainties that are described in our SEC filings. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this call. A recording of this call in its entirety will be available on our website.

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