DENTSPLY International's CEO Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

DENTSPLY International, Inc. (XRAY)

Q2 2012 Earnings Call

July 31, 2012 08:30 am ET

Executives

Bret Wise – Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Chris Clark – President & Chief Operating Officer

Bill Jellison – Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Derek Leckow – Vice President, Investor Relations

Analysts

Robert Jones – Goldman Sachs

Steve Beuchaw – Morgan Stanley

Larry Marsh – Barclays Capital

Brandon Couillard – Jefferies & Co.

John Kreger – William Blair & Co.

Jeff Johnson – Robert W. Baird

[Eden Ling] – Deutsche Bank

Scott Green – Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Glen Santangelo – Credit Suisse

Presentation

Operator

Good day, and welcome to the DENTSPLY International Q2 2012 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 of Investor Relations. Please go ahead, sir.

Derek Leckow

Thank you very much, John, and my thanks to each of you for joining us today to discuss DENTSPLY International’s Q2 2012 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. We will have some prepared remarks and then we’ll be happy 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 download on our website at www.DENTSPLY.com. We also provided a set of supplemental slides to accompany this call also available for download under the Investor Relations section.

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 arrive after the date of this call. A recording of this call in its entirety will be available on our website.

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