Due to the health risks posed by the Corona Virus tragedy, our office is following the directives of the governor of California in order to minimize the risks to our staff, our clients and our community. Our office will continue to operate fully, as it has thus far, observing our normal schedule, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. We will continue to schedule appointments to meet with clients and will do this via ZOOM or Telephone only.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with any of our lawyers or staff members, please do so by calling our office at 619-291-1112. You can also contact us via e-mail at [email protected]

Thank you for your understanding.


Debido a los riesgos para la salud planteados por la tragedia del Virus Corona, nuestra oficina está siguiendo las directivas del gobernador de California para minimizar los riesgos para nuestro personal, nuestros clientes y nuestra comunidad. Nuestra oficina seguirá funcionando a pleno, como lo ha hecho hasta ahora, cumpliendo con nuestro horario habitual, de lunes a viernes de 8:30 a.m. a 5:30 p.m. Continuaremos programando citas para reunirnos con los clientes y lo haremos solo a través de ZOOM o por teléfono.

Si desea programar una cita con alguno de nuestros abogados o miembros del personal, hágalo llamando a nuestra oficina al 619-291-1112. También puede contactarnos por correo electrónico a [email protected]

Gracias por su comprensión.

Resolving Immigration ProblemsIn An Honest & Responsible Manner

Different visas available to foreign dentists

Foreign nationals who want to work as a dentist in California or any other state may be able to do so. The type of visa that a foreign dentist obtains will depend largely on how long he or she wishes to remain in the country. It will also depend on whether an individual has a job offer from an American clinic or dental practice. Those who are residents of Canada or Mexico may be allowed to obtain a TN visa.

The TN visa allows a person from either of these countries to work in the United States as a dentist for three years. It may be possible to renew the visa after it expires, but it generally won’t provide a path to permanent residency or any other type of legal status in the United States. Perhaps the most popular visa for foreign professionals is the H-1B visa.

To qualify for an H-1B visa, an individual would need to have a standing job offer from a clinic or other dental practice in the United States. It is important to note that only 60,000 people are awarded an H-1B visa each year. However, those with master’s degrees get placed in a separate pool from which 20,000 additional people are granted such a visa. A person who receives an H-1B visa will be allowed to work in the United States for up to six years.

Regardless of the type of work a person wants to do while in America, that individual may want to talk with an employment immigration attorney. An attorney may be able to help foreign nationals learn more about the types of visas that they might qualify for and how to obtain them. Legal counsel may also provide insight into how to renew a visa that is about to expire.


We are open Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

For our clients’ convenience we offer English and Spanish speaking services.