Sırmahan Çakarer was born in 1979 in Istanbul, Turkey. She studied dentistry at the Istanbul University during 1997-2002. She did her residency and Ph.D at the department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the same university. After having her Ph.D degree in 2008 about distraction osteogenesis; she did a fellowhip in maxillofacial surgery at the Teaching Hospital of Muenster University. After completing her fellowship she visited Boston University, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as observer in order to extent her knowledge in TMJ surgery and orthognatic surgery. She promoted to associate professor in 2012 and professor in 2020. She has numerous national and international presentations and publications in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Dr Çakarer serves as general secretary of Turkish Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for the last ten years and she is already faculty in Istanbul University Faculty of Dentistry at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.