[Y]our purpose

Our story

This is what makes us Oasis

I called my practice ‘Oasis’ because I wanted my patients and their families to feel at home.

Dr. Mark Knoefel working with a patient

Ever since Dr. Knoefel wore braces himself at age 13, he wanted to become an orthodontist. He felt that orthodontics combined his two passions: art and science. He graduated with his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from McGill University in 1995. After completing a general practice residency at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, he moved to Edmonton to obtain his Master of Science in Orthodontics at the University of Alberta in 1999.

Dr. Knoefel is passionate about making his patients feel comfortable and welcome at his practice. He speaks several languages, and loves greeting patients in their native tongue!

From being very self-conscious, to confident and proud of their smile – witnessing my patients’ transformation never gets old.

Outside of his work life, Dr. Knoefel has a family of four children with his wife, Line. Being a busy working father himself, Dr. Knoefel understands the fast-paced lifestyles of his patients, helping him to provide the best possible treatment experience for anyone that walks through the Oasis doors.

 Dr. Knoefel will create a 3D simulation that enables you to see your new smile and bite transformation before treatment even starts. This simulation also helps Dr. Knoefel plan and design your care, and especially identify potential pitfalls before they occur.

Transform your smile and your life! Book your consultation today and begin your journey!

Dr. Mark Knoefel alongside his bicycle and family

For every patient that starts full treatment* at Oasis Orthodontics, Dr. Knoefel will donate $50 to a charity of their choice.

* Excludes early interceptive treatment.

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Oasis Charity work

Charities we support together with our patients.

Alberta Diabetes Foundation
Alzheimer Society
Cross Cancer Institute
Cystic Fibrosis Canada
Edmonton Food Bank
Edmonton Humane Society
Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation
Hair Massacure
Islamic Family & Social Services Association
Jumpstart Bon Depart
Kids Against Hunger Canada
Samaritans Purse Canada
Second Chance
Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation
Ukrainain Canadian Social Services
United Way

The Oasis team

  • Dr. Mark Knoefel Dr. Mark Knoefel

    Dr. Mark Knoefel


    Dr. Mark Knoefel was born in St. Bruno, Quebec, a suburb of Montreal. He obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from McGill University in 1995. The year 1996 saw him moving to Edmonton to obtain his Master of Science degree in Orthodontics at the University of Alberta, which he completed in the spring of 1999. His vision for Oasis Orthodontics is to provide the safest, most effective and efficient orthodontic treatment available today. Dr. Knoefel’s decision making is firmly grounded in applying current scientific evidence with his wealth of clinical experience that he has accumulated over the past 19 years.

    He has a passion for studying languages, as he can speak, read and write English, French and German fluently and has taken courses in Spanish, Japanese and Swedish. He enjoys greeting patients in their native language- and he loves being taught phrases in new languages. In his spare time, with his wife Line, they raise their three boys and one beautiful girl. They are always on the go with extracurricular activities with their children.


  • Jennifer Jennifer


    Clinic Operations Manager

    Jennifer moved to Alberta from Montreal in 1972. She attended Jasper Place Composite High School followed by the NAIT Dental Assisting Program in 1985.

    She has an interest in travel and completed a Certified Travel Agent course in 1988. Jennifer started her career with Empire Orthodontics, and has been working with Dr. Knoefel ever since he started practicing in 1999. She has over 30 years of experience involving clinical assisting, treatment coordinating and implementation of digital orthodontics.

    She is married with two very active boys who both play hockey and keep mom and dad very busy. Her other hobbies include walking, cycling and travelling.


  • Dani Dani


    New Patient Team Member

    Dani started her journey with Oasis in February 2017 as the New Patient Care Coordinator.

    She was born in Edmonton but lived throughout Alberta before her family settled in St. Albert when she was a teen.  Dani and her husband have two children, Mya and Marcus.  Dani loves spending time with her family and travelling.  She enjoys keeping busy!  When she isn’t at the rink she’s walking, cooking, baking, or crafting.  On her down time you’ll find her in her PJ’s with her tea watching reruns of Friends or a new movie!

    Watch out for her as she is a bit of a prankster!

  • Julie Julie


    Treatment Coordinator

    Julie began her career with Oasis Orthodontics in February 2017. The Oasis world has not been the same since! Julie moved from Matapedia QC in 1995 on an adventure with her husband and 13 friends. They settled in Stony Plain where they began their life story. Julie has 2 daughters, Kasandra, her eldest, is completing her Master degree in French. Her youngest daughter, Sarah, is completing High School.

    Julie and her family have a lifelong love of volleyball. She keeps herself busy watching her daughters battle on the courts. She is an avid camper and loves taking advantage of the summer by setting up camp and having a good time with her loved ones. Julie makes it her mission to make others feel warm, welcomed and happy!

  • Estela Estela


    Scheduling Coordinator

    Estela was born in El Salvador and has lived in Edmonton since she was 7 years old.  She has been in the administrative field for over 20 years and loves working with the public.  Estela is able to assist us with our Spanish speaking patients.

    She is married with 2 beautiful children and loves watching her kids play sports. Estela enjoys traveling, hiking and working out with her husband and she is a huge basketball fan. Go Golden State Go! And Oilers! And Dallas Cowboys (only when her husband makes her).

  • Nicole Nicole


    Scheduling Coordinator

    Nicole was born and raised in Switzerland and is fluent in Swiss and High German.  She came to Oasis as our New Patient Care Coordinator. She has a medical field background and loves to take care of our patients.

    Nicole is married with two active teenage boys and 2 beautiful rescue kitties.  She enjoys being outdoors and loves to spend time on her yoga mat.


  • Renee Renee


    Orthodontic Assistant

    Renee has been a Dental Assistant and Treatment Coordinator at Oasis Orthodontics since February 2013. She is fluent in both French and English.

    Renee grew up in New Brunswick where she graduated from Oulton’s College with honors in 2005. She then attended Holland College to obtain her Orthodontic Module, as well as Vancouver Community College for additional training in chair side skills.

    Renee enjoys crocheting, painting and sewing in her spare time. She likes to spend time outdoors hiking, fishing, hunting and camping with her husband and 3 dogs.

  • Anahi Anahi


    Orthodontic Assistant

    Anahi lived in Mexico for 16 years, moved to Edmonton and finished high school. She worked as a hairstylist/aesthetician for 10 years and loved working with people but it was time for a change. Did upgrading and went to Nait where she graduated from Dental Assisting May 2018. Started at Oasis Sept. 18th.

    When she’s not at Oasis or the hair salon she works out with her mom and finacè, she love to relax with her family plus 2 chihuahuas and watch TV series/movies, as well as spend time with family and friends.

  • Sarah Sarah


    Orthodontic Assistant

    Sarah has been with Oasis since December 2019. She graduated from the NAIT dental assisting program in 2018 and found a love for orthodontics.

    In her spare time Sarah loves going to the gym, spending time with her husband and pitbull Mya, snowboarding in the mountains, and spending time outdoors.


    • Stefania Stefania


      Dental Technologist

      Stefania has been an RDT since April 2011, graduating from NAIT, and working in the orthodontic field since then. She has been with Oasis Orthodontics since August 2019.

      Stefania is fluent in both English and Ukrainian and spends her days off, keeping busy, with her family, husband and 3 kids.

    • Caitlin Caitlin


      Sterilization Technician

      Caitlin was born in Edmonton but raised in the small town of Morinville.  She graduated from Morinville Community Highschool and started with Oasis in July 2023.

      Caitlin loves spending time with her family, doing yoga, and playing with animals-she has a dog named Jasper.  She is a major movie fanatic-her favorites are the Harry Potter series!