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"As far as being a couple, one of us is always on call, which means that neither of us can go out to a movie and we can't go out and have a glass of wine together because one of you is always on call," Rebecca said.

Don added that there are probably some movies that have come and gone through the theaters without their knowing, but it's a career choice that they made.

"I wouldn't have traded it for anything. I think I made the right decision and it's a hurdle that we needed to jump through in order to get where we wanted to be," said Don of the past year.

Their new practice, which is set to open Aug. 25, will be in the same building as Rebecca's father's practice in Glenville.

"We're all going to be in the same location " [my father is] going to continue practicing as he always has, and we're going to start our own practice and recruit our own patients," said Rebecca.

She said she has always known she wanted to return to the area. She went to Burnt Hills High School and has always loved the community. "Having my dad as a dentist, I was fortunate enough to have met a number of dentists in the community. It's been a wonderful experience to have known them growing up and now to interact with them on a one-on-one basis," Rebecca said.

"I think he was very excited for his oldest daughter to go into dental school and graduate and become a dentist in the community," said Don of his father-in-law.

Rebecca said she knows her father has been looking forward to this.

"Once I married another dentist as well, our whole approach to this has been that we're a family that's going to provide care for families in the community," Rebecca said. "That's something that's very close to our hearts."

Szymczak and Evans Family Dentistry is located at 461 Saratoga Road in Glenville. For information, call 399-6939 or visit www.sandefamilydental.com.""

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