After completing primary and high school (Izmir Esrefpasa High School) education in Izmir, I graduated from Gazi University, Faculty of Dentistry in 1994.
Following my military service between1995-1996, I started to work as a “dentist” in the Turkish Armed Forces in 1997. After working in various hospitals in Gülhane Military Medical Academy (GMMA), Center of Dentistry, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery after doctoral/specialization training, I was appointed to the staff of a doctoral faculty member in the same department in 2012. In the same year, I received the title of “Associate Professor” in the exam held by the Interuniversity Board.
Between 2012-2016, GMMA, Dentistry Center, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, I also worked as a faculty member in charge of administrative and educational affairs.
Between 2016-2018, I took part in the establishment and academic activities of University of Health Sciences, Gulhane Faculty of Dentistry.
Academically, I managed 3 specialization theses. I am the owner of more than 30 articles in international refereed journals, 21 articles in national refereed journals, more than 270 papers presented in international scientific meetings and published in the proceedings book, 1 chapter in published international books, 5 awards received in various congresses and scientific meetings.
After the University of Health Sciences, which I left voluntarily in 2019, in the same year, Biruni University, Faculty of Dentistry; Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dept. I was appointed to the staff of “Professor”.
I am a member of the Turkish Oral and Maxillofacial Association.
I am married to Specialist Dentist Handan ALTUĞ and I have two children.