Your first visit will depend on what your needs are. If you are having a problem that needs immediate attention, you will get an appointment with the doctor to address that need. If you need a new dentist for all your general needs you will get an appointment with the hygienist for a new patient appointment. That appointment is approximately an hour and a half. At that appointment, you will have any x-rays taken that are needed and all the data gathered to evaluate your oral health and a complete oral exam including an oral cancer screening. A majority of the time you will get your teeth cleaned at that appointment. In some specialized cases that are very complex, like a new smile makeover or active gum disease, you may be given another appointment with the appropriate provider to go over options or gum treatment.