Nihal Cetin Turan was born in Antalya in 1976. She completed her elementary, secondary and high school educations in Antalya. Completing her education in Dentistry between 1994-1999, she graduated from Hacettepe University, Faculty of Dentistry. In 2000, she commenced her doctoral education in Hacettepe University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Pedodontics.
In 2004, she was granted the title "Doctor of Science in Pedodontics" with her doctoral thesis "An In Vitro Analysis of the Effects of Xylitol and Fluoride on Dental Erosion Caused by an Acidic Beverage". Nihal Cetin Turan, DMD, who is a member of the Turkish Pedodontics Association and the Association of Oral and Dental Health for the Handicapped, participated in many national and international conferences and symposiums. Nihal Cetin Turan is fluent in English and German.