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BACKGROUND: Propolis is a resinous substance obtained fromthe beehives that has antioxidant, anti-bacteria, anti-virus, anti-fungal, anti-tumor and anti-inflammatory activity. The aim of thisstudy was to review the studies about the role of propolis inimproving dental and oral health.METHODS: This study reviewed the published articles regardingthe applications of propolis in dentistry. An electronic search of theliterature was carried out in Farsi electronic databases includingGoogle, Medlib.ir, SID, Iranmedex and Magiran as well as Englishelectronic databases such as PubMed and ISI Web of Knowledge.These databases were searched for articles published between 1997and October 20, 2017. Non-dental books and journals were alsomanually searched.RESULTS: This study reviewed published articles on the efficacyof propolis for surgical wound healing, caries prevention,treatment of dentin hypersensitivity, treatment of aphthous ulcersand propolis as a storage medium for avulsed teeth, root canalirrigating solution and mouthwash.CONCLUSION: The result of the reviewed article showed thatpropolis is effective an agent that is used for multiple purpose inoral health.