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 18, 2020 , the sixth 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.
Nazli Adeeb Yahya which was one of the master master candidates in the Orthodontics Department -Dentistry Joint program, presented her thesis to the discussion committee under the title of (Evaluation of Different surface treatment methods on shear bond strength of orthodontic brackets on demineralized enamel).

The master discussion committee members were :
1- Assist. Prof. Fadhil Yaseen Jasim ,PhD., Al-Kitab University, Chairman.
2- Dr.Omer sabah,LeCturer, PhD., TIU, Member.
3- Assist. Prof. Dr.Fadil Abdullah Kareem, PhD., Suleymani University, Member.
4- Assist. Prof. Dr.Zana Qadir Omer,PhD., Hawler Medical University, Member and thesis supervisor.

The discussion committee accepted the thesis successfully 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 followed during the defense session.