The yeast flora of the hard palate mucosa and pooled saliva of 122 schoolchildren (average age 9 years 10 months, 63 males, 59 females) has been studied in detail. Of the population sampled, 71.3% carried oral yeasts. The carriage was approximately 3 times greater in females than in males. The yeast isolates were Candida albicans 71% Saccharomyces spp. 19.7% and Candida tropicalis 8.6%. No isolates of Torulopsis spp. or Rhodotorula spp. were recovered. 71.5% of the Candida albicans isolates were serotype A and 26.3% were serotype B.