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Illegal Practitioners

The individuals listed below are not licenced by the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario and are not entitled to practise dentistry in Ontario or to hold themselves out as a person who is qualified to practise as a dentist or in a specialty of dentistry in Ontario.

  • Latif Alsoma (a.k.a. Abdul Latif Alsoma and Abdul Latif) – Mississauga
  • Omar Anwar – Ottawa
  • Amit Bhambu – Mississauga
  • Gzim Bytyqi (a.k.a. Jimmy Connolly) – Toronto/Ottawa/Gatineau
  • Yasong Chen – Scarborough/Markham
  • David Chuang – Brampton
  • Khaled Emile Hashem – Ottawa
  • Ahmad Hassoun – Windsor
  • Mario Hervas – Toronto
  • Mohamad Ebrahim Hoodfar – Toronto
  • Velimir Ivanovski – Mississauga
  • Zygmunt Kurasz – Toronto
  • Ina Navitskaya – Vaughan, Ontario
  • Bogdan Pavlyshyn – Toronto
  • Abram Peters – Courtland
  • Mima Petkova-Peeva (a.k.a. Mima Petkova) – Etobicoke
  • Alexander Shterenberg (a.k.a. Alex Shterenberg) – Richmond Hill
  • Humberto Solano Rosania – London
  • Vladimir Tsvetkov – Toronto
  • Jovanka Zizek – Richmond Hill

These individuals have been, or are in the process of being, prosecuted under the Dentistry Act (1991), the Regulated Health Professions Act, the Criminal Code, and/or the Provincial Offences Act.

Who should I contact about illegal practitioners?

If you are aware of these individuals, or anyone else working without a licence as a dentist in Ontario, please contact:

Lori Long
Director – Professional Conduct and Regulatory Affairs