Dr. Umut Tekin received DDS from University of Gazi, School of Dentistry, her Ph.D. in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from University of Ankara, Turkey. Dr. Tekin was formerly Assistant Professor and Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at University of Kırıkkale from 2003-2013. She has also served as the Vice Dean in School of Dentistry Kırıkkale University between 2008 and 2009.

She worked as a Visiting Clinician at Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN in 2011, this visit was awarded by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey. She maintained a clinical focus on the temporomandibular joint during her study in Mayo Clinic.

She is currently professor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department at Kırıkkale University. She is member of several professional societies. She has numerous publications; her research interests are TMJ, orthognathic surgery, distraction osteogenesis, advanced implant surgery and trauma.