Dentistry Faculty in Tishk International University (TIU) started the first Joint Master Program in collaboration with Hawler Medical University (HMU) on April ,2018. On 13th August of 2020 , the fourth 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.
Bnar Othman Hamafaraj which was one of the  master candidates in the Conservative Department -Dentistry Joint program, presented her thesis to the discussion committee under the title of (Root Dentin Strain and Thermal Alteration during Instrumentation and Post Space Rehabilitation (In Vitro Comparative Study)).

The master discussion committee members were :
1- Assist.Prof.Dr. Nofel Zakaria ,PhD., TIU, Chairman.
2- Asstist.Prof. Dr.Abdulsalam Alzahawi,PhD., Suleymani university, Member.
3- Assist.Prof. Dr. Bahar Jafarr, PhD., Duhok University, Member.
4- Assist.Prof. Dr.Raid Fahim Salman, PhD., Hawler Medical University, Member and thesis supervisor.
The master discussion committee accepted the thesis successfully with recommending some adjustments to be done within one month and congratulated the student for her brilliant choice in choosing the topic of her thesis and 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.