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PUBLIC WARNING: Person pretending to be a dental hygienist

Toronto | Jan 10, 2020

Romana Melas also known as Romana Bompa-MacRae; Romana Bompa; Claudia Bompa lost her right to practice as a dental hygienist January 17, 2014.

Since that time she was found to have worked in 5 different practices between 2015 and 2016 and the College was successful in getting a court order that she not practice or use the title dental hygienist in 2017.

The College has just learned that this person worked under the name Romana Melas from July 2018 until January 6, 2020 in a dental practice north of Toronto. The dentist had not verified her registration with the CDHO as is usually the case.

She is currently in contempt of the court order. Efforts to keep her out of practice have been unsuccessful. Given her history, the College suspects that she will seek employment in another dental office. We would like to warn the public and all dental office personnel to be alert to this. If you have an appointment with a dental hygienist you do not know, make sure to get her/his full name and check our public register. For more info on illegal practitioners, go to: http://www.cdho.org/for-the-public/complaints-about-a-dental-hygienist/illegal-practice