Can a Dentist Work in the United States With a TN Visa?

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Individuals who live in Canada and Mexico may wish to live and work here in the United States. Fortunately, the process for certain professionals in Mexico and Canada to gain employment in the United States is a bit simpler than the process for those who are untrained or from other countries thanks to TN visas. That said, if you are a professional dentist and live in Mexico or Canada and want to work in the United States, you should still understand that it’s always best to proceed with a competent attorney in your corner and that you will still have to meet certain criteria to do so. Please continue reading and reach out to a dedicated TN visa lawyer from Lightman Law Firm to learn more about work visas, whether you’ll qualify, and how the process works.

Can a dentist get a TN visa?

If you work as a dentist and are looking to obtain a TN visa, you must have one of the following minimum education requirements or alternative credentials:

  • D.D.S. or D.M.D.
  • Doctor en Odontologia or Doctor en Cirugia Dental
  • A state/provincial license

What types of dentists can get TN visas and work in the United States?

As you may know, there are various types of dentists, all of which specialize in certain procedures and facets of dentistry. Just some of the dentists that can potentially secure TN visas to work in the United States are as follows:

  • General dentists
  • Periodontists
  • Orthodontists
  • Prosthodontists
  • Oral surgeons
  • Endodontists
  • Pedodontists

General dentists perform routine checkups and procedures, such as teeth cleanings, filling cavities, and implanting dental crowns. Other dentists have more narrow specializations, and it’s common for general dentists to refer patients to these medical professionals when it is determined they require specialized care.

Do I need a lawyer to get a TN visa?

The two misconceptions about the TN visa process are that it is either a) very simple and straightforward or b) extremely complex and overwhelming. Truthfully, it lies somewhere in between. That said, anyone looking to obtain a TN visa would be best served with a seasoned immigration attorney in their corner. Our legal team can fill out the proper documentation, file it on time, and oversee the process to ensure you get your visa as swiftly as possible.

If you’d like to learn more or want to get started, simply contact the Lightman Law Firm today.