Dentistry Faculty in Tishk International University (TIU) started the first Joint Master Program in collaboration with Hawler Medical University (HMU) in April ,2018. On September 3, 2020 , the twelfth 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 , and master defense committee members.
Naz Tariq karim which was a master candidate in the Orthodontic department of the joint program, presented her thesis to the discussion committee under the title of (Anatomical assessment of cortical bone of infra-zygomatic crest and mandibular buccal self in adults for orthodontic bone screw in a sample of Erbil city. ( a CBCT study)).

The master discussion committee members were :
1- Assist. Prof. Dr.Aras Marouf, PhD., Sulaymanya University, Chairman.
2- Dr.Omer sabah, Lecturer, PhD., TIU, Member.
3- Assist.Prof. Dr. Zaid Al-Dewachi, PhD., Mosul University, Member.
4- Assist.Prof. Dr. Omer Fawzi Chawshli, PhD., HMU, Member and thesis supervisor.
The master discussion committee accepted the thesis with recommending some adjustments 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 applied during the defense session.