Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:

  • Identify seven key work-settings where humans may be trafficking victims.
  • Discuss physical and psychological clues that a patient displays indicating that they may be a trafficking victim.
  • List four specific verbal responses by the victim or the perpetrator that may assist in identifying a trafficking situation.
  • Identify five key trafficking-associated words that may be commonly heard.
  • List two major resources on both the local and national level that are recognized intervention specialists in human trafficking.
  • Discuss four reasons why a victim may decline to be identified.
  • Describe three oral injuries that may be noted during the oral/extra-oral exam in a dental practice related to trafficking victims.
  • List the protocol that should be taken by a dental professional when identifying a trafficking victim and their perpetrator.