[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.


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    Irene P

    Office Manager

    Irene has been with our office since August 2010. After graduating high school, she took her Dental Assisting course at University College of the Fraser Valley in BC and completed her orthodontic module at the University of British Columbia. She has also taken many accounting courses through NAIT and online through the CGA programs.

    Irene enjoys scrapbooking, doing endless home renovations, spending time with her family and as of recent crafting homemade rustic wooden signs/clocks.

  • 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 ad 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 Care Coordinator

    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!

  • Cathlene Cathlene


    Financial Coordinator

    Cathlene started with Oasis Orthodontics in March 2018 as the financial coordinator. Cathlene was born and raised in Edmonton AB. She graduated from M.E. LaZerte High School and continued her education at Concordia University College where she received her BA with a major in psychology.

    Cathlene is a mom to two boys and three furry children that keep her very busy. In her spare time she enjoys coaching or cheering on her kids at soccer and spending time outdoors with her family.

  • Sabrina Sabrina


    Scheduling Coordinator

    Sabrina started with Oasis in July of 2020. She has graduated from the Personal Fitness Trainer program at NAIT university and has successfully remained on the Dean’s Honors Roll.

    Sabrina loves spending time with her friends and family as well as her family’s Rottweiler Sultan. Sabrina achieved her blackbelt at Phoenix Taekwon-do when she was just 17 years old and keeps up with active hobbies such as snowboarding, water skiing, and the gym!

  • Maria Maria


    Scheduling Coordinator

    Maria began her career with Oasis Orthodontics in June 2021. She left her home and her family back in a small town in Germany when she ventured to Edmonton in 2012. She met her husband Troy here and decided to make Edmonton her home where together they have two beautiful daughters Ellaina and Layla.

    Maria and her family love anything in the outdoors, exploring new parks in and around Edmonton, or going for long walks.  When she is not with her family she loves hanging out with her girlfriends either going for brunch or just pampering themselves with spa-nights!


  • 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.

  • Heather Heather


    Orthodontic Assistant

    Heather started with Oasis Orthodontics in November 2018. She has 9 years of combined experience in orthodontic and general dentistry. She graduated from the Dental assisting program at Nait in 2010.

    She has two fur babies; Stella & Archer. She spends the evenings watching horror movies with her husband or binge watching real housewives. Heather enjoys quilting, reading and crocheting in her spare time.

  • Agnieszka Agnieszka


    Orthodontic Assistant

    Agnieszka graduated from Nait’s dental assisting program in 2019.  After graduating she went straight into the Orthodontics field and loves it!

    Agnieszka was born in Poland but grew up in Edmonton. She is married with 2 boys and loves spending time with friends and family out at the lake.


  • 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, 2 kids and 1 on the way!

  • Irene Irene


    Dental Technologist

    Irene is our Lab Tech and has been with Oasis since June 2021. She left her home of South Africa to Edmonton when she was just 21 years old, leaving behind her family and friends. She has 2 beautiful daughters; and 3 grandchildren!

    In her spare time she loves to read, bake, or camping in the outdoors with friends and family!

    Fun fact! Irene has a travel bug and spent 7 years in a row travelling! One of her favorite trips was when she travelled through Europe.

  • Gretchen Gretchen


    Sterilization Technician

    Gretchen has been with Oasis since December 2020 and brings such a positive attitude to the team! She and her husband Rommel are parents to two beautiful children who are 2 and 4 years old.

    She graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, at Central Luzon Doctor’s Hospital Educational Institution in the Philippines.

    Gretchen loves speaking her native language Kapampangan at home, as well as going to church on Sundays and spending time with her family outdoors.