About Alpen Dental

Welcome to Alpen Dental, the home of Dr. Michael Dolynchuk (or ‘Dr. D’, as he’s known to practically everybody). A dentist with a love for what he does and for serving his community, He is excited about his brand new home at Alpen Dental.


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. 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.

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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. Brett 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!

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!