Welcome to Alpen Dental! Learn more about our dentists and the rest of our staff below.
OUR DENTISTS IN BLACKFALDS
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
Dr. Jeff Cook graduated from Western Michigan University with a degree in Biomedical Sciences, and graduated with his DMD from Midwestern University School of Dentistry in Arizona. He is originally from southern Ontario, but moved with his family to Michigan in his teens. After dental school he returned to Canada and has lived and worked in Blackfalds with his wife, and more recently young daughter, since 2015. He enjoys working at Alpen Dental and offering his patients a wide range of dental procedures including: wisdom tooth removal, crown and bridge work, implants, dentures and root canals to name a few. To further his clinical dental skills he has taken continuing education courses in Endodontics, Orthodontics (including Invisalign), Implant placement and restoration, CBCT radiography and implant planning certification.
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. Salman Mithwani | General Dentist
Dr. Mithwani comes from Toronto and is excited to begin his new journey in Rimbey! Dr. Salman is a graduate of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni, School of Dentistry receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) in San Francisco. Described as a ‘people person’, giving back to the community has long been a personal motto which he attributes to having great role models in his parent, who passed down the tradition of serving and giving back to your community. Dr. Salman believes in the deep philosophy from his mentors at the Dugoni School of Dentistry, quoted as saying, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act – but a habit.’ Dentistry is a passion to Dr. Salman and with his warm personality he is able to develop a true sense of trust with his patients and the team. As a new dad, Dr. Salman can often be found spending time with his wife, Sarah and young son Ahmed. Outside of work, Dr. Salman enjoys playing sports, working out at the gym and traveling with friends. The same friendly faces at Alpen Dental are thrilled to continue to provide your family with the best dental care in a friendly environment alongside Dr. Negm and Dr. Salman. If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, please do not hesitate to contact the office at 403-843-2173. We look forward to your next visit with us!
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 – Registered Hygienist
Irma hails from northern Alberta and has devoted her entire career in the dental field. Initially, Irma acquired her dental assistanting certificate from NAIT in Edmonton and worked in public health for 3 yrs before obtaining her diploma in Dental Hygiene at the University of Alberta. Her 30yr hygiene career has spanned throughout Alberta with Lacombe currently being home. Her trademark is her caring and gentle touch which is a great asset to our practice and her goal is to always to provide her clients with a positive dental hygiene experience. Her volunteer humanitarian dental trips include Belize and Africa. Outside of work, Irma is married and has 3 adult sons. Her passion of health and fitness is evident at her early morning gym sessions, cycling and acronaires taking her out of her comfort zone.
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.