Dentistry Faculty in Tishk International University (TIU) started the first Joint Master Program in collaboration with Hawler Medical University (HMU) in April 2018. On 17th August of 2020, the fifth master defense session of the Joint Program was held in the presence of Dr.Duran Kala, the Dean of Dentistry Faculty -TIU, Dr.Rebuar Fadhil, the chief of Postgraduate Studies office-TIU, Dr. Diyar Khalid, the chief of Postgraduate Studies office-HMU and master defense committee members.
Soma Saro Qadri which was a master candidate in the Conservative Department -Dentistry Joint program, presented her thesis to the discussion committee under the title of (Evaluation of the marginal vertical /horizontal gap of lithium disilicate veneer fabricated using two different impression techniques through micro-computed tomography).

The master discussion committee members were :
1- Prof. Dr. Hussien Alhuwaizi, PhD., Baghdad University, Chairman.
2- Assist. Prof. Dr.Emad Farhan, PhD., TIU, Member.
3- Assist.Prof.Dr.AbdulAdheem Raof Almallah , PhD., Mosul University, Member.
4- Assist.Prof. Dr. Bassam Karem Amin, PhD., Hawler Medical University, Member, and thesis supervisor.

After a scientific discussion ,the committee accepted the thesis with recommending some modifications to be done within one month and congratulated the student for her great effort and high performance in the presentation and through the two years of her study.

Strict precautions and health regulations including wearing masks and applying social distancing rules for protection against the COVID-19 pandemic were followed during the defense session.