She graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Dentistry. She completed her doctoral thesis in 1995 and received the tittle of PhD Pedodontics at Ege University. She became Associate Professor of Pedodontics in 2003 and Professor of Pedodontics in 2009. She took part in various administrative duties in Ege University, Faculty of Dentistry. Since 2006, Ege University Faculty of Medicine has been teaching oral and dental health education to 3rd grade students in digestive system lesson block. She was the Vice President of the İzmir Branch of the Turkish Pedodontics Association, a member of the Board of Directors and a member of Supervisory Board. She is still the President of the İzmir Branch of the Turkish Pedodontics Association. She is a member of the International Association of Pediatric Dentistry, the International Dental Traumatology Association and the International Dental Research Association. She has many domestic and international publications, scientific papers and various awards. Many of her publications have been cited in both scientific articles and books in Turkey and abroad. She is still the Head of the Department of Pedodontics at Ege University, Faculty of Dentistry and a member of the Faculty Board at the same faculty.