08/07/24 – 1pm-4pm PT / 3-6pm CT / 4-7pm ET Human Trafficking: Could Your Patient Be a Victim?

08/07/24 – 1pm-4pm PT / 3-6pm CT / 4-7pm ET Human Trafficking: Could Your Patient Be a Victim?


Instructor: Dr. Nancy Burkhart

This course is designed to awaken the dental community to the possibility of human trafficking involving patients seeking care in a dental facility as well as encounters by individuals in your daily life. Many clues may be evident and exhibited by a victim or even by the perpetrator who may be accompanying the victim. Many children have been brought to the USA by traffickers and the likely event of seeing these victims in your office is going to increase. When a victim cannot perform their duties for a trafficker because of pain or trauma-related injury, the person will be brought to a facility for evaluation. Unless the healthcare professional is aware of the signs, the opportunity to assist the victims may not be recognized.

  • This course satisfies the Texas Health and Human Services Health Care Practitioner Human Trafficking Training CE Requirement
  • This course satisfies the mandatory Human Trafficking course for the Michigan Dental Board

Course Objectives

  • Become knowledgeable in ways that a health professional can assist a victim and obtain assistance.
  • Enhance your communication skills in approaching a human trafficking victim-learn what to say and what not to say.
  • Learn the key organizations available to assist in reporting a possible trafficking victim and become familiar with local/state organizations that are available to the healthcare provider.
  • Identify key factors in making your office a trauma-informed facility.
  • Become familiar with the techniques of force, fraud and coercion used by traffickers and the control mechanisms that continue to promote and exploit victims globally.
  • Learn what you as a healthcare provider can do to stop these atrocious crimes against victims from human traffickers, drug cartels and human smugglers.
  • List the key professions involved in the subsets of both labor and sex trafficking.
  • Become comfortable with key communication factors in approaching a human trafficking victim in conversation.
  • Identify the verbal, physical and dental clues that indicate a patient may be a trafficking victim or a perpetrator.
  • Understand the characteristics of individuals who become targets for perpetrators.

About Live, Interactive Continuing Education Webinars

A live, interactive webinar is similar to attending a continuing education seminar in your community, except that you attend via your computer. Each course is done live in a format that allows your participation. Anyone who has access to a computer that can play sound can participate in an ACES webinar. No special computer knowledge or equipment is required to participate in our webinars. When you enroll in any ACES course, you will be sent an email with complete information on how to join the webinar and a copy of the course syllabus. At the conclusion of your live webinar, you will complete a course examination online. You will then be able to print your continuing education certificate from your computer.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships:
Instructor: Dr. Nancy Burkhart - No relevant financial relationship to report Education
Advisory Committee (EAC): Members of the EAC have no relevant financial relationships to report
ACES ownership and staff: No relevant financial relationship to report

Advanced Continuing Education Systems is an ADA CERP Recognized provider for dental continuing education. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Advanced Continuing Education Systems designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.

Advanced Continuing Education Systems (Provider RP4393) has been approved by the Dental Board of California as a provider of dental continuing education.