Burlacu-Vǎtǎmanu Oana-Elena born in Bacău, Romania, is a dual graduate of Dental Medicine and Dental Technique programs at "Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy from Bucharest. 

She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. studies under the esteemed guidance of Professor Corina Marilena Cristache. Her research focus on the development of virtual patients in dentistry.

Oana's commitment to academic excellence has been recognized by the Ministry of Education of Romania, awarding her a prestigious scholarship. This opportunity enabled her to undertake a six-month research project at OMFS-IMPATH, further enriching her expertise and expanding her horizons in the realm of dental science.