Upon completing four years of dental college and receiving a BDS degree, one is considered a general dentist. General dentistry is a broad and gratifying profession. General dentists are not directly limited to what they can do in practice. This includes, Prosthodontics (crowns, “Caps”, and dentures, “Plates”), periodontics (gum surgery and management), Endodontics (Root Canal Therapy), Pedodontics (treating children), geriatrics (treating the elderly population), and orthodontics (Braces). General dentists can work in a private practice on their own, in a practice with other dentists, or in teaching institutions.