Growing up in Heidelberg, Germany, Petra moved to Berlin in 2008 and acquired her dental degree at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin in 2014. Since, she was practicing as a full dentist in Berlin and joined the team of Zahnärzte helfen e.V. in 2016 for a volunteering program in Urubamba, Peru before specializing in orthodontics in 2017. Currently, she is working on her PhD thesis with her main focus on digital orthodontics and in specific the integration of the indirect bonding technique in the digital workflow. She presented her work in 2019 at the annual meetings of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kieferorthopädie (DGKFO) and the European Orthodontic Society (EOS) and is currently working on the publications. She is a supervisor to doctoral students and contributing to other projects in the field of digital orthodontics. In November 2019, Petra received the 3M European Talent Award Clinical Edition. In January 2020, she will be completing a 3-year full-time specialist orthodontic training program at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany.