The Raving Patients Podcast


, Episode 


How Dental Professionals Can Help Stop Human Trafficking


, Episode 


March 18, 2022

How Dental Professionals Can Help Stop Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is the fastest-growing organized crime globally – even ahead of drugs.

Contrary to popular belief, human trafficking goes well beyond just victims shipped overseas for sex exploitation/prostitution.

Sex trafficking is only about a quarter of the percentage of trafficking, and what makes it trafficking is explicitly exploitation.

Human trafficking also encompasses transgressions such as organ extraction, forced marriage, labor, and more. Traffickers usually go after vulnerable people: struggling with financial issues, addiction, or health problems. 

Moreover, victims of human trafficking often don't consider their experiences as such or don't know how to deal with them. It's not uncommon for abuse to initially happen from a family member or close friend's side, - who later realizes the possibility of making a profit at the victim's expense.

Okay, I know what you're thinking. This is all terrible, but how in the world does human trafficking relate to dentistry?

The good news is that as a dental professional, you can help! So, how can you be part of the solution?

Today I'm joined by Loren King, account executive at Edge Health Solutions and an international speaker and consultant with ample experience in the dental industry. 

We discuss why it's critical for health care professionals to help report, recognize and stop human trafficking and what action steps dentists can take to potentially save a human life. Tune in to find out more!

Key Takeaways 

  • Intro (00:00)
  • Loren's background in the dental industry (02:11)
  • What is human trafficking? (06:21)
  • The different types of human trafficking (13:44)
  • How does it concern the dental industry? (19:14)
  • What dental professionals can do to help (22:37)
  • What sets Edge Health apart from other healthcare companies (29:53)
  • Lightning round questions (35:38)

Additional Resources

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