Virtual Winter School 2021 (School of Dentistry)

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Masoud Vosough

Head of Regenerative Medicine, Department of Stem Cells and Developmental Biology, Royan Institute, Iran

Prof. Dr. Saadi Khochbin

Head of "Signalling Through Chromatin" Department, in the CNRS/Inserm/Grenoble-Alpes University Institute for Advanced Biosciences, Grenoble, France

Dr. Ruby Ghaffari

Assistant Dean for Predoctoral Clinical Affairs, Assistant Professor Department of Comprehensive Care, School of Dental Medicine, TUFTS  University, USA

Prof. Dr. Sun Zhipeng

Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Vice Chief of Education Department, Peking University School and Hospital of Stomatology, China

Prof. Dr. Michael J. Kowolich

Executive Associate, Dean Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Professor of Periodontics, School of Dentistry, Indiana University, USA

Prof. Dr. Mohammad H. Nekoofar

Associate Professor of Endodontics Department, Director of International Relations, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Dr. Simon A. Whawell

Academic Unit of Oral & Maxillofacial Medicine, Pathology & Surgery, School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield, UK

Prof. Dr. Adnan Aslam

Margalla Institute of Health Sciences, Quaid e Azam International Hospital, Ali Medical Centre, Pakistan

Course Introduction:

As it was our yearly plan to hold summer and winter schools every year here at TUMS dental school, we have decided to follow our plan this year as well, but with a whole new structure. The routine of the program in previous years was to invite the applicants to our school, hold hands-on workshops along with presentations and cultural events. This year, due to the COVID-19 crisis, it was not possible to hold a non-virtual event; 

Therefore, we have decided to organize this event virtually. The event is run by SICoDS(Students International Committee of Dental School), which is supported by the chief of international affairs, TUMS. There are going to be lectures from pedodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, restorative dentistry, periodontics, prosthodontics, oral and maxillofacial medicine, oral and maxillofacial pathology, community oral health, and dental biomaterials departments, along with videos of demonstrations, case presentations, student competitions, cultural panels, COVID-19 and dentistry panel and lectures of the professors from all over the world’s best universities. The program will be held on the ZOOM platform. We are also going to document all programs in the offline format in navid learning management system. The aim of this school is to connect the students worldwide, with the goals of education, collaboration and to provide the applicants with the newest knowledge available in the field of dentistry, in order that they acquire new visions and learn something besides the routine classes.

Length and Date:

This school will be held in 5 days, from February 13th to 17th 2021, including interactive lectures, case presentations, demonstrations, student competitions, cultural panels and COVID19 and dental practice panel.

Teaching Strategies:

The course will be delivered not only through interactive presentations, but also case discussions and demonstrations.

Why joins this course? and  What do you learn?

As dental students, it is recommended to experience and attend different events worldwide, in order to have collaborations with other students and professors internationally, learn from them, and be provided with new visions and clinical points aside from dental education. This can later come into practice, when these students graduate and want to embark on their journey as a dentist.

Who can apply?

  • Iranian and International Dental Students in preclinical and clinical sections

Language of Course:


Programs on This Course:

  • Opening/ closing ceremony
  • Ice Breaking
  • Cultural panels
  • Covid-19 and dentistry panel
  • Pediatric dentistry panel
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery panel
  • Restorative dentistry panel
  • Periodontics panel
  • Prosthodontics panel
  • Oral and maxillofacial medicine panel
  • Oral and maxillofacial pathology panel
  • Community oral health panel
  • Dental biomaterials panel


  • Dr. Sepideh Arab
  • Dr. Hossein Hessari
  • Dr. Farzane Farid
  • Dr. Fariba Motevasselian
  • Dr. Pouyan Aminishakib
  • Dr. Mahboube Hasheminasab
  • Dr. Mojgan Paknejad
  • Dr. Maryam Koopaei
  • Dr. Shabnam Milani
  • Dr. Sima Shahabi
  • Dr. Somayeh Niakan
  • Dr. Heliya Ziaei
  • Moein Azizi
  • Melika Zangeneh
  • Ailar Yousefbeigi

Number of Positions Offered:

  • International Students: 80 seats
  • Iranian Students: 70 seats

Tuition Fee:



Please be notified that only those who attend at least 4 days of the ONLINE program will be awarded with certificate. In the regards of the Certificate you may contact Educational Office via




TopicTime (IrST)Time (GMT)
Opening Ceremony08:00-09:0004:30-05:30

How to write professional emails

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Masoud Vosough

Community Oral Health10:00-12:0006:30-08:30

OMF Medicine (Part1)

Ice breaking

OMF Pathology14:00-16:0010:30-12:30

TopicTime (IrST)Time (GMT)
OMF Surgery (Part1)08:00-10:0004:30-06:30

The importance of innovative thinking

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Dr. Saadi Khochbin

Community Oral Health14:00-16:0010:30-12:30

Steps to Clinical Skill development and assessment of students’ competency and proficiency, an overview of TUSDM Clinical Operations

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Dr. Ruby Ghaffari


TopicTime (IrST)Time (GMT)
Dentistry and COVID19 Pandemic08:00-09:0004:30-05:30


Ice breaking


Introduction to Chinese traditional philosophy, culture and personality

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Dr. Sun Zhipeng

OMF Medicine (Part2)12:00-14:0008:30-10:30
Dental Technology14:00-16:0010:30-12:30

Global Antibiotic Resistance: a growing concern and our responsibilities

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Dr. Michael J. Kowolich


TopicTime (IrST)Time (GMT)

Prosthodontics (Part1)

Cultural breaking

Prosthodontics (Part2)11:00-12:0007:30-08:30
OMF Surgery (Part2)12:00-14:0008:30-10:30
Dental Biomaterials14:00-16:0010:30-12:30

Ethical considerations of Endodontic accidents

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Dr. Mohammad H. Nekoofar


TopicTime (IrST)Time (GMT)

Restorative Dentistry

Cultural breaking


Pediatric Dentistry

Cultural breaking


The crucial role of basic sciences in dentistry

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Simon A. Whawell

Closing Ceremony15:00-16:0011:30-12:30

Registration link only for students of Tehran University of Medical Sciences

Registration link for students of all universities around the world, besides Tehran University of Medical Sciences