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Human Trafficking: Red Flags for Dental Professionals

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Dentists and dental hygienists should look for the subtle signs of victimization so they can offer appropriate treatment, resources and referrals.

After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Discuss trends in human trafficking, and oral health professionals’ role in identifying, treating and helping victims.
  2. Explain the types of individuals that human traffickers target, and tactics for manipulating victims.
  3. Describe common oral injuries that trafficking victims present with, as well as reasons why victims typically underreport abuse.

This course was issued in the August 2017 issue and expires 8/31/20. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.


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