Dr. Usumez is a 1996 graduate of Hacettepe University Faculty of Dentistry. In 1997 she started her PhD education in Prosthodontics and completed her PhD thesis “Evaluation of bonding Porcelain Laminate Veneers to acid etched or Er,Cr:YSGG laser etched teeth surfaces” in 2001.
She was appointed as “Assistant Professor” in 2003, as “Associate Professor” in 2005 and as “Professor” in 2010. She completed her MSc in “Lasers in Dentistry” in RWTH Aachen University in 2012. She was awarded as the “Young Scientist of 2008” by The Turkish Dental Association. She has published over 60 scientific articles in journals, received oral and poster presentations awards and travel stipends from international congresses. She is currently the head of the Department of Prosthodontics in Bezmialem Vakif University, Faculty of Dentistry, Istanbul. She is married and has 2 children.