Dentistry Faculty in Tishk International University (TIU) started the first Joint Master Program in collaboration with Hawler Medical University (HMU) in April ,2018. On August 26, 2020 , the Ninth master defense session of the Joint Program was held in the presence of Dr.Duran Kala , the Dean of Dentistry Faculty -TIU , Dr. Diyar Khalid , the chief of Postgraduate Studies office-HMU and master defense committee members.
Sana Rizgar Ubeid which was a master candidate in the Orthodontics Department -Dentistry Joint program, presented her thesis to the discussion committee under the title of (Laboratory Evaluation of New E.Max Orthodontic Bracket- An in-vitro study).

The master discussion committee members were :
1- Prof. Dr.Hussien Alobaidy, PhD., Mosul University, Chairman.
2- Assist. Prof. Dr.Zaid Al-dewachi, PhD.,Mosul University , Member.
3- Assist.Prof.Dr. Bayan Abdullah, Lecturer, PhD., HMU, Member.
4- Dr. Omer Sabah, Lecturer, PhD., TIU, 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.