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Dentsply Sirona partnering with non-profit organization Dental Lifeline Network during the Chicago Midwinter Meeting Dentsply Sirona will help raise money during Every Smile Counts Day for the thousands of people who depend on the organization to provide dental care. 02/20/2017

Charlotte, NC (February 20, 2017) - Dentsply Sirona, The Dental Solutions Company™, is honored to support Dental Lifeline Network (DLN) by participating in the first Every Smile Counts Day on Thursday, Feb. 23, during the Chicago Midwinter Meeting (CMW).

On Every Smile Counts Day, Dentsply Sirona, along with many of our distribution partners, will donate up to one percent of national sales earned that day to support the gallant efforts of DLN.  This is the first event of its kind; a wonderful opportunity for the dental community to rally together and raise money for those who are unable to afford dental care.

DLN, founded in 1974, allows patients with permanent disabilities, who are medically fragile or those who are older than 65 years of age - all of whom cannot afford dental care - to receive care at no cost.  Through DLN's flagship program, Donated Dental Services (DDS), care is provided through a national network of 15,000 volunteer dentists and 3,700 volunteer laboratories across the US.  Each dollar that is donated to DLN produces $8.87 in dental care for patients.  The program has received more than $330 million in donated dental therapies, which has aided in improving the lives of 117,000 people.

In addition to the participating organizations' donations, dentists attending CMW can help raise money through their purchases as well by planning to purchase equipment and supplies on Every Smile Counts Day.  Hundreds of people can receive treatment as a direct result of Every Smile Counts Day, so practitioners are encouraged to make their purchases on Thursday, Feb. 23.

Prior to Every Smile Counts Day, dental professionals can show their support and help spread awareness through social media by using the hashtags #EverySmileCountsDay and #SupportDLN.  Those interested in participating can go to www.EverySmileCountsDay.org for additional details.

To learn more about Dental Lifeline Network (DLN), their programs, staff and how to get involved, visit www.DentalLifeline.org.

About Dentsply Sirona

Dentsply Sirona is the world's largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies with a 130-year history of innovation and service to the dental industry and patients worldwide.  Dentsply Sirona develops, manufactures and markets comprehensive solutions, including dental and oral health products as well as other consumable medical devices under a strong portfolio of world-class brands.  As The Dental Solutions Company™, Dentsply Sirona's products provide innovative, high-quality and effective solutions to advance patient care and deliver better, safer and faster dentistry.  Dentsply Sirona's global headquarters is located in York, Pennsylvania, and the international headquarters is based in Salzburg, Austria.  The company's shares are listed in the United States on NASDAQ under the symbol XRAY.  Visit www.DentsplySirona.com for more information about Dentsply Sirona and its products.

For further information please contact:

Sirona Dental GmbH
Sirona Straße 1
A-5071 Wals bei Salzburg
Austria
P +43 (0) 662 / 2450-0
F +43 662 2450-109590
contact@sirona.com
www.sirona.com

About Sirona Dental Systems, Inc.

Sirona, the dental technology leader, has served dealers and dentists worldwide for more than 130 years. Sirona develops, manufactures, and markets a complete line of dental products, including CAD/CAM restoration systems (CEREC), digital intra-oral, panoramic and 3D imaging systems, dental treatment centers and handpieces. Visit www.sirona.com for more information about Sirona and its products.

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