Dr Türkün was graduated from Ege University School of Dentistry in 1991. In 1998 she obtained her PhD degree in Restorative Dentistry, became Associate Professor in 2004 and Professor in 2009. She is currently working in Ege University School of Dentistry in the Department of Restorative Dentistry as a full time Professor and head of the department. Her principal areas of interest are adhesive dentistry, aesthetic restorative materials and their clinical performance, antibacterial restorative materials, glass ionomer restoratives and minimal invasive dentistry. She published many international and national papers on her field of interest, participates as keynote speaker in many international and national congress and performed many workshops and hands-on courses. She is a member of the Association for Dental Research (IADR), EDAD and Turkish Restorative Dentistry Association where she is vice-president. Dr Türkün is the president of the European Federation of Conservative Dentistry (EFCD) since 2021. She is the board member representing Turkey at the Continental European Division (CED) of the Association for Dental Research (IADR) since 2021. Since 2007, she is the translating editor of the journal Quintessence Turkey and the author of many chapters in national and international published books. She is board member for many international and national periodic dental journals. Prof Dr Türkün is married and has a son.