Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Human Trafficking

Originally Recorded Thursday, Jan 19th, 2023

Video Modified and additional content added. Review Date (expiration date) March 1, 2026

To proceed to the quiz, attestation, evaluation, and receive your CE certificate, please scroll to the end of the video.

Course Catalog

Flavia Lamberghini DDS,MS,MPH*

Dr. Flavia Lamberghini is a Diplomate and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry of the National University of Cordoba and moved to the United States where she completed a residency in General Dentistry, a Residency in Pediatric Dentistry, a Fellowship in Pediatric Dentistry, a Fellowship in Community Health, a Master in Oral Sciences and a Master in Public Health in the area of Epidemiology at the University of Illinois in Chicago (UIC). Flavia is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at UIC and an Invited Professor of the Master in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Catalunya in Barcelona. She is a CODA Site Visitor, a Consultant to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and a member of the Examining Commission of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. In 2007, she founded a practice in Pediatric Dentistry, Apple Dental Care, which has a great commitment to the community. Flavia is married to Fernando Testai, a Professor in Neurology at UIC, and together have two children.

Course Objectives

Human trafficking, also called “modern-day slavery”, is a global multibillion-dollar industry. Human trafficking involves many facets including sex trade, labor trade/bonded labor, debt bondage, involuntary domestic servitude, forced child labor, child soldiers, forced marriage, and organ trafficking. Human trafficking is the second most profitable industry after drug trafficking and it involves all age groups, sexes and covers all socio-economic strata. Trafficking victims may be treated in medical and/or dental facilities during their captivity, but unfortunately, the person is not often recognized and identified as a human trafficking victim. Learning the signs that may indicate a trafficking situation is paramount in identifying these victims and providing assistance to them and their families.

Victims may be male or female, young or old, and from all over the world. Learning more about human trafficking not only increases public awareness but also awakens the dental community to the possibility your patient could be a trafficking victim or a perpetrator. Tips for recognizing, reporting, and seeking assistance are included within this continuing education course.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Define human trafficking
  2. Discuss the prevalence of human trafficking within the United States
  3. Describe common forms and venues of human trafficking
  4. Identify common misconceptions regarding human trafficking
  5. Identify risk factors that may contribute to someone becoming a victim of human trafficking
  6. Describe common tactics used by perpetrators of human trafficking to recruit victims
  7. Describe the various stages of the human trafficking process
  8. Understand how to document findings from victims of human trafficking
  9. Describe the psychological, social, and physical impact of human trafficking on victims
  10. Describe the role of health care providers in identifying potential victims of human trafficking
  11. Identify potential warning signs of human trafficking
  12. Describe how to report known or suspected cases of human trafficking
  13. Discuss laws and penalties for human trafficking
  14. Identify strategies for preventing and increasing awareness of human trafficking


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* has no relevant financial relationships to disclose

Members of the CE planning committee have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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