Document Type : Original Article
Dentist at Ministry of Health, Cairo, Egypt.
Professor and Head of Operative Dentistry Department, Faculty of Dental Medicine for girlsAl Azhar University.
Assistant Professor and Head of Dental Biomaterials Department, Faculty of Dental Medicine for girls Al Azhar University
Lecture of Operative Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Assuit University
Objectives: This study was designed to evaluate the effect of natural cross linkers (Propolis and Hesperidin) on shear bond strength (SBS) to dentin after storage in different media. Materials and Methods: Ninety extracted molars were used and divided into three main groups according to dentin surface treatment (n=30) where, A1: treated with Propolis, A2: treated with Hesperidin and A3: receive no treatment to serve as a control group. Each group was further subdivided into 3 subgroups (n=10) according to the storage media either stored in Acids (B1) or stored in Artificial saliva (B2) or
stored in distilled Water (B3). The shear bond strength (SBS) was determined using a universal testing machine. Results: The dentin specimens treated with Propolis showed significantly highest SBS. Conclusion: Both Propolis and Hesperidin cross linking agents are considered beneficial in improving bonding to dentin, though Propolis was much more effective. Storage media has deteriorating effect on resin-dentin shear bond strength.