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Paeonia lactiflora was stepwise extracted with hexane, chloroform, ethyl acetate, butanol and water. Anti-microbial activity of each extract was investigated. Methanol extract of P. lactiflora revealed anti-microbial activity against S. mutans, C. albicans, and S. aureus. Also, hexane fraction revealed anti-bacterial activity against S. mutans and ethyl acetate fraction acted as potent anti-microbial agent on C. albicans and S. aureus. The relative growth ratio (RGR) of hexane fraction of P. lactiflora against S. mutans were determined as 77.8% in concentration of 0.125mg/ml, 98.46% in 0.25mg/ml and 100% in 0.5mg/ml. The ethyl acetate fraction of P. lactiflora revealed RGR against C. albicans as 52.5% in concentration of 0.125mg/ml, 60.83% in 0.25mg/ml and 78.33% in 0.5mg/ml. It indicate that increasing concentration increase RGR. The measured minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) of hexane fraction on S. mutans KCTC 5316 strain was 0.5mg/ml and MIC of ethyl acetate fraction on C. albicans KCTC 7270 was 2.0mg/ml. The experiment of inhibition to growth of KB cell (oral squamous cell carcinoma) result 61.9% in butanol, 76.7% in hexane extract of P. lactiflora. The hexane extract exhibit potent inhibition effect to the growth of KB cell. These results suggest that the hexane extract of Paeonia lactiflora has antimicrobial activity against S. mutans and has preventive effect to dental caries in addition to potent inhibition to KB cell growth.