Dr. Murat Ayik received his undergraduate from Tennessee Technological University and his doctorate of dental surgery (DDS) from the University of Tennessee, College of Dentistry. After graduation, he was commissioned as a Naval Officer in the United States Navy and served for four years. He earned an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) certificate at the Naval Medical/Dental Center San Diego, California. After his tenure in the US Navy, he completed a 27-month advanced specialty training in root canals and microsurgical endodontics at The Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry, where he served as chief resident in his final year of training.
He currently holds Board-eligibility status from the American Board of Endodontics. Dr. Ayik was the president of the Dallas/ Fort Worth Endodontic Study Club for the 2010-2011 year.
Dr. Ayik has published a ground breaking article that has been cited numerous times in current dental literature- Woodmansey KF, Ayik M, Buschang PH, White C, He J. Maximum bite force and chewing efficiency of dental implants and endodontically treated teeth: a preliminary clinical study. J Endod. 2009; 35(1)10-4.