Born in 1979, Dt. Pehlivan has completed her high school education in Bursa and has graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry of Istanbul University in 2002. In the same year, she has attended the Visiting Dentists programme in the Koln and Hannover Universities in Germany. She has worked in Dentistanbul, a dental hospital in Istanbul during 2003-2005 before she joined Prodent team. She is fluent in German and English.