About the Conference

ICOS is periodically organized by faculty of Dentistry in Tishk International University in order to enable the knowledge and information accessible to everyone, Tishk International University Faculty of Dentistry holds its annual conference on Oral Sciences. The International Visible Conference aims to gather researchers, practitioners, dentists, educators, and scholars with interests in any fields of dentistry at all levels from around the world. The ICOS 2022 conference is designed to attract the research communities to promote connections between theory and practice and explore different perspectives on the application of research findings into different dentistry field.

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The ICOS V seeks to publish all aspects of oral science and interdisciplinary fields, including basic, applied and clinical research.
In order to enable the knowledge and information accessible to everyone, Tishk international University (Tishk International in the past) holds its fifth Dentistry conference. The International Conference of Oral Sciences (ICOS) aims to gather and contribute researchers, practitioners, educators, and scholars with interests in any fields of dentistry at all levels from around the world. The ICOS 2022 conference is designed to attract the research communities to promote connections between theory and practice and explore different perspectives on the application of research findings into different dental and educational practices....

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About Dentistry Faculty at Tishk International University

Faculty of Dentistry as part of the Tishk International University ranked #1 private university in Iraq, it has consistently maintained the highest quality of dental education since its founding in 2008.

Mission

The mission of the dentistry (B.D.S) degree program is to raise dentists who are equipped with an up-to-date knowledge and skills in dental science by providing evidence-based learning, competency-based curriculum and state-of-the-art clinical practice to the students.

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About Erbil City

Erbil is the oldest continuously-inhabited city of the world. Its name was mentioned in the historic writings around the year 2300 B.C., as the name of a town full of life, which is a Sumerian property. According to the Sumerian writings, assist clear from Sumerian territory in king showlyky writing who is belong to third Ur trace around 2000 B.C the name of the town at that time was “Urbiliom”. The Sumerians where the first people to appear in Mesopotamia and until now, the scientists still not definitely agree on their origin. There are quite many heratiges whithin Erbil indicating the existance of previous civilization, Shanader Cave is one of such example reflecting life existance seens 100,000 years ago, the skeleton found in Shanader Cave goes back to 45,000 years as it was kept in Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad.

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Dr. Muhammed Ihsan YakinKeynote Speaker

Associate Professor Muhammed Ihsan Yakin

BDS (HMU), MMedSci Diagnostic Oral Pathology with Distinction (Sheffield), DClinDent Oral Pathology (Otago), Australian Dental Council Certificate (ADC), FHEA (UK)

Dr Muhammed Ihsan is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial pathology in Australia and New Zealand and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK). He has over a decade of clinical and academic teaching experience in general and oral pathology, oral surgery, and oral medicine and diagnosis. He is currently the Year 5 Course Coordinator, module convenor of general pathology in Year 2, and oral pathology in Year 3 the Bachelor of Dental Surgery and Graduate Certificate in Oral Health Sciences courses at the University of Adelaide. He also contributes to clinical tutoring in the General Practice Unit of Year 3 students. He also contributes to the supervision of doctoral students in Oral Pathology.

He is an examiner for the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Primary Examinations and the external examiner for number of DClinDent and PhD courses in Australia and New Zealand.

Dr Muhammed Ihsan’s research interests are in oral cancer tumour microenvironment and biomarkers, clinical oral and maxillofacial pathology, and dental education. He was awarded the first IADR/Unilever-Hatton Divisional Award for the Iraqi Division in 2013 in Seattle, USA for his work on biomarkers in odontogenic keratocysts. He was also awarded a doctoral Scholarship from the University of Otago in 2013, a Fuller research scholarship from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Otago in 2014, and two research grants from the New Zealand Dental Association Research Foundation in 2015 and 2016. His doctoral research was awarded the best oral presentation prize in Sir John Walsh Research Institute Research Symposium at the University of Otago in 2016. He previously served as the Chair of the School of Dentistry & Health Sciences’ Research Development Committee at Charles Sturt University and is the recipient of a number of research grants from the same university.

Dr Muhammed Ihsan is a reviewer for a number of international journals in dentistry and pathology including Head and Neck Pathology, BMC Oral Health, Journal of Dental Education, and Pathology: the official journal of the Royal College of Pathologists in Australasia.

He is a member of Kurdistan Dental Association – Erbil, Australian Dental Association, the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists, and the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.

Key Publications:

· Yakin M and Linden K (2021) Adaptive e-learning platforms can improve student performance and engagement in dental education. Journal of Dental Education 85(7), 1309-1315. https://doi.org/10.1002/jdd.12609

· Yakin M, Escalera CL, Montoya Perez LA, and Aldape-Barrios B (2019) Clinical pathologic conference case 3: a slow-growing expansile posterior mandibular swelling. Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Oral Radiology 128(4):e133-e137.

Presented at the Clinico-pathological conference at the Joint International Association of Oral Pathologists and American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists meeting in Vancouver, Canada (23-28 June 2018).

· Yakin M, Seo B, Rich A (2019) Tunicamycin-induced endoplasmic reticulum stress up-regulates tumour-promoting cytokines in oral squamous cell carcinoma. Cytokine 6;120:130-143. doi: 10.1016/j.cyto.2019.04.013.

· Yakin M, Seo B, Hussaini H, Rich A, Hunter K (2018) Human papillomavirus and oral and oropharyngeal carcinoma: the essentials. Aust Dent J. 2019 Mar;64(1):11-18. doi: 10.1111/adj.12652. Epub 2018 Oct 7.

· Yakin M, Gavidi RO, Cox B, Rich A (2017) Oral cancer risk factors in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1451):30-38.

· Yakin M, Jalal JA, Al-Khurri LE, Rich AM (2016) Oral and maxillofacial pathology submitted to Rizgary Teaching Hospital: A 6-year retrospective study. International Dental Journal, 66(2):78-85.

· Yakin M, Hunter K, Speight P, Jones A (2013) Biomarkers that predict recurrence in Odontogenic Keratocysts. Journal of Dental Research 92 Spec Iss A P2294 (Poster).

*This study was awarded the first IADR/Unilever Divisional Award for the Iraqi Section. URL: https://iadr.abstractarchives.com/abstract/13iags-171801/biomarkers-that-predict-recurrence-in-odontogenic-keratocysts

Dr. Muhammed Ihsan YakinKeynote Speaker

Associate Professor Muhammed Ihsan Yakin

BDS (HMU), MMedSci Diagnostic Oral Pathology with Distinction (Sheffield), DClinDent Oral Pathology (Otago), Australian Dental Council Certificate (ADC), FHEA (UK)

Dr Muhammed Ihsan is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial pathology in Australia and New Zealand and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK). He has over a decade of clinical and academic teaching experience in general and oral pathology, oral surgery, and oral medicine and diagnosis. He is currently the Year 5 Course Coordinator, module convenor of general pathology in Year 2, and oral pathology in Year 3 the Bachelor of Dental Surgery and Graduate Certificate in Oral Health Sciences courses at the University of Adelaide. He also contributes to clinical tutoring in the General Practice Unit of Year 3 students. He also contributes to the supervision of doctoral students in Oral Pathology.

He is an examiner for the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Primary Examinations and the external examiner for number of DClinDent and PhD courses in Australia and New Zealand.

Dr Muhammed Ihsan’s research interests are in oral cancer tumour microenvironment and biomarkers, clinical oral and maxillofacial pathology, and dental education. He was awarded the first IADR/Unilever-Hatton Divisional Award for the Iraqi Division in 2013 in Seattle, USA for his work on biomarkers in odontogenic keratocysts. He was also awarded a doctoral Scholarship from the University of Otago in 2013, a Fuller research scholarship from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Otago in 2014, and two research grants from the New Zealand Dental Association Research Foundation in 2015 and 2016. His doctoral research was awarded the best oral presentation prize in Sir John Walsh Research Institute Research Symposium at the University of Otago in 2016. He previously served as the Chair of the School of Dentistry & Health Sciences’ Research Development Committee at Charles Sturt University and is the recipient of a number of research grants from the same university.

Dr Muhammed Ihsan is a reviewer for a number of international journals in dentistry and pathology including Head and Neck Pathology, BMC Oral Health, Journal of Dental Education, and Pathology: the official journal of the Royal College of Pathologists in Australasia.

He is a member of Kurdistan Dental Association – Erbil, Australian Dental Association, the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists, and the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.

Key Publications:

· Yakin M and Linden K (2021) Adaptive e-learning platforms can improve student performance and engagement in dental education. Journal of Dental Education 85(7), 1309-1315. https://doi.org/10.1002/jdd.12609

· Yakin M, Escalera CL, Montoya Perez LA, and Aldape-Barrios B (2019) Clinical pathologic conference case 3: a slow-growing expansile posterior mandibular swelling. Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Oral Radiology 128(4):e133-e137.

Presented at the Clinico-pathological conference at the Joint International Association of Oral Pathologists and American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists meeting in Vancouver, Canada (23-28 June 2018).

· Yakin M, Seo B, Rich A (2019) Tunicamycin-induced endoplasmic reticulum stress up-regulates tumour-promoting cytokines in oral squamous cell carcinoma. Cytokine 6;120:130-143. doi: 10.1016/j.cyto.2019.04.013.

· Yakin M, Seo B, Hussaini H, Rich A, Hunter K (2018) Human papillomavirus and oral and oropharyngeal carcinoma: the essentials. Aust Dent J. 2019 Mar;64(1):11-18. doi: 10.1111/adj.12652. Epub 2018 Oct 7.

· Yakin M, Gavidi RO, Cox B, Rich A (2017) Oral cancer risk factors in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1451):30-38.

· Yakin M, Jalal JA, Al-Khurri LE, Rich AM (2016) Oral and maxillofacial pathology submitted to Rizgary Teaching Hospital: A 6-year retrospective study. International Dental Journal, 66(2):78-85.

· Yakin M, Hunter K, Speight P, Jones A (2013) Biomarkers that predict recurrence in Odontogenic Keratocysts. Journal of Dental Research 92 Spec Iss A P2294 (Poster).

*This study was awarded the first IADR/Unilever Divisional Award for the Iraqi Section. URL: https://iadr.abstractarchives.com/abstract/13iags-171801/biomarkers-that-predict-recurrence-in-odontogenic-keratocysts

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