About Us

Welcome to Alpen Dental! Learn more about our dentists and the rest of our staff below.





DR. Dolynchuk

Dr. Michael Dolynchuk | General Dentist

Originally from Winnipeg, Dr. Dolynchuk was drawn to care-taking at a young age and knew that he wanted to be a health care provider when he got older. Apparently, this was something that ran in the family. His older brother became a physician and encouraged Dr. D to pursue his ambitions. Dr. Dolynchuk moved to Alberta 3 days after his High School graduation and got a job on an oil rig, planning on staying for a year to pay for school. The life of an oil rigger was too much fun, though, and he had fallen in love with the incredible Albertan landscape. Five years past and Dr. D had earned enough money to pay for all of his school bills. Originally planning on becoming a facial surgeon specialist, he eventually found dentistry and discovered it was really his passion. He graduated in 1995 from the University of Alberta. Drawn south to the foothills, Dr. Dolynchuk made his home in Red Deer. He is enthusiastic about Alpen Dental and the team he has assembled here.

DR. Cook

Dr. Jeff Cook | General Dentist

We would like to introduce Dr. Jeff Cook who is originally from southern Ontario. He wasn’t familiar with the central Alberta area, but chose Blackfalds for its “small town feel” with the advantages of larger cities nearby. Both he and his wife have family in Alberta. From a clinical standpoint, he has placed implants, and used the cone beam technology in dental school for planning root canals, assessing TMJ issues for patients and diagnosing cracked teeth. At dental school he was responsible for day to day care of patients utilizing this technology. He has continued to use these systems at Alpen, which will enable him to provide optimal care to his local patients. Both he and his wife have an athletic background. Sarah was a university scholarship hockey player, and in fact played for the Australia team. Jeff completed his university education in Arizona, where his physical pursuits became competitive weight lifting, football and mountain bike racing. Both he and Sarah plan on competing in mountain biking and half marathons.

DR. Faulk

Dr. Jeff Falk| General Dentist

Dr. Jeff Falk was born and raised in Innisfail, Alberta. In 2002, he completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in General Studies after studying at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California and Nazarene University College (now Ambrose University College) in Calgary. He was accepted into the Doctor of Dental Surgery program at the University of Alberta and graduated in 2006. He practiced in a general dental practice in Innisfail as an associate and then as an owner from 2006 to 2012. Dr. Falk is married to Shannelle, and they have three sons: Jackson, Hunter and Logan. Dr. Falk is excited to be the owner of such a diverse and progressive practice offering implant dentistry, tooth extractions and all areas of general dentistry. He enjoys playing hockey, golfing and outdoor pursuits with his family.

DR. Bueckert

Dr. Brett Bueckert | General Dentist

Dr. Bueckert is a U of A grad who has practices dentistry throughout central Alberta. He is a general dentist who performs restorative and denture treatment. Oilfield dental injuries are no stranger, and he enjoys his leisure time with his family. Although he works in Blackfalds he is frequently seen at Eskimo’s games!

Dr. Negm

Dr. Negm | General Dentist

Dr. Negm originally from Alexandria Egypt a costal city on the Mediterranean. has fulfilled his dream by moving to Canada to practice dentistry, he graduated in 2003 from the university of Alexandria and knew right away he wanted to practice dentistry in North America as it had the highest standards through out the world and most recent innovations in the dental field, he has started working on his dream by passing the United States National Board Dental Exam in 2005 then returned home in 2006 and started a dental practice in Alexandria, he practiced their for six years before Moving with his family to Canada in 2012, he completed the equivalency process and received certification from the National Dental Examination Board, in 2013 he moved to Alberta and was registered with the Alberta Dental Association and College, he started practicing in Whitecourt, AB, then moved to Central Alberta and been practicing between Red Deer and Stettler since 2014 before joining the team of dedicated Professionals at Alpen Dental in Blackfalds and Rimbey, Dr. Negm is happily married with two children. Clinically Dr. Negm being a general practitioner provide a wide range of Dental procedures and sedation, he is an Invisalign provider and is registered with the Alberta Dental Association and College to provide IV sedation as well as oral and nitrous oxide sedation, Dr Negm received Fellowship of the International congress of Oral Implantology (ICOI) Outside work he enjoys the outdoors, road trips, swimming and badminton.

Irma Gordey

Irma Gordey – Registered Hygienist

Irma is a long time Lacombe resident who has been a familiar face as a Registered Dental Hygienist in central Alberta for over 13 years. Any patient of hers will attest to her passion for dental hygiene. Combined with a terrific winning attitude we are fortunate to have her. When not at work, she keeps busy with her family of 3 boys, working out the gym, and many other pursuits!

Kelly Hoerle, RDH

Kelly Hoerle – RDH

Kelly was born and raised in Alberta and graduated from Chestermere where shortly after she moved to Toronto Ontario to attend Oxford College of Arts Business and Technology for Dental Hygiene graduating in 2011. Ever since Kelly was a little girl she has known that she wanted to pursue a career in the dental field. For the past five years Kelly has had the desire to make Alpen Dental her professional home. Kelly strives to create a comfortable and welcoming environment for patients of all ages. Her outgoing and hardworking personality is an asset within our office. Outside of work Kelly enjoys spending most of her time with her fiancé and her dog Bailey out on the lake boating, visiting family, friends and travelling.