Document and Entity Information - shares
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2016
Jul. 28, 2016
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]    
Entity Registrant Name DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc.  
Entity Central Index Key 0000818479  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Document Type 10-Q  
Trading Symbol XRAY  
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2016  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2016  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Amendment Flag false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   233,012,331