At Oasis Orthodontics, we strive to provide you with the highest quality orthodontic experience in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere.
Our priority is your happiness and satisfaction. We will do all we can to give you something to smile about.
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, where he obtained the special distinction of making the Deans Honor List. He spent the following year completing a multidisciplinary residency with an emphasis on Pediatric Dentistry at the Montreal Children's Hospital. The year 1996 saw him moving to Edmonton to obtain his specialty degree (Masters of Science 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. Together with his team, he accomplishes this objective by performing a thorough diagnosis, creating a customized, detailed treatment plan for each patient, and ensuring that progress check points occur regularly throughout treatment. Dr.Knoefel uses highly accurate3D virtual simulations not only to develop his treatment plans, but also to better explain objectives of treatment to his patients, and educate them through out their orthodontic experience. 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, along side his wife Line, they raise their three boys and one beautiful girl. They are always on the go busy with extra curricular activities with their children.
Sarah started with Oasis Orthodontics in August 2011. She is currently working here as a Clinical Trainer, Orthodontics Assistant and Marketing Coordinator. She has a combined 12 years of clinical experience in both general dentistry and orthodontics.
Originally from Thunder Bay, Ontario she moved to Edmonton in 2009. She graduated from the Dental Assisting Program at Confederation College in 2005 and started her career working in Paediatric Dentistry. Completing her Orthodontics Module upon moving to Edmonton at SAIT she started a new chapter in orthodontics. In her spare time she enjoys, cooking, travelling, going to the gym and starting endless home renovations/improvements that her husband has to assist in. They are loving parents to their three fur babies Diesel, Olivia and Molly.
Samara started with Oasis Orthodontics in May 2012. She is currently working here as a Clinical Trainer, Orthodontic Assistant and Marketing Coordinator. She has 6 years of orthodontic experience.
She graduated from Spruce Grove Composite High School in 2008 and from there took some time off to decide her career path. In 2011, she graduated from the NAIT Dental Assisting Program.
Samara and her husband are parents to their beautiful baby girl born in November 2016. In her spare time, she enjoys being with family and friends, running and reading.
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.
Tenille began working at Oasis Orthodontics in May 2016 as an Orthodontic Assistant. She loves to learn, so she loves her job!
She graduated from Onoway Jr/Sr High School in 2012. She then received her Dental Assisting Certificate from NAIT in 2013. After working in General Dentistry for 2 years, she received her Orthodontic Module in 2015.
When she is not in the office, she enjoys reading, creating chocolatey desserts, volunteering with local youth groups and spending time with her husband.
Chelsea has been a part of the team at Oasis Orthodontics since September 2015. She is currently works as an Orthodontic Assistant and Inventory Manager.
Chelsea graduated from Austin O’Brien High School in 2010. She decided to take some time off before starting her career. She then, graduated from the NAIT Dental Assisting Program in 2014 and has been working in the orthodontic field ever since.
During her free time, she enjoys travelling, playing soccer, spending time with family, road trips and snowboarding with her boyfriend. They are also proud parents of their fur baby Grizz.
Linda is a Registered Dental Technician and has been a part of Dr. Knoefel’s team since 2005.
She graduated from Ross Sheppard High School in 2000. She attended NAIT in 2003 and proceeded to graduate from the Dental Lab Technician Program in 2005.
Linda is the proud mother of two beautiful sons Emmett and Elliot. Linda loves spending every waking moment with her family. She loves travelling and trying new foods and restaurants. She also has a passion for baking.
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. Prior to working in orthodontics, Renee was also an assistant in remote Fort Nelson, BC.
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.
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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 !
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Angela is our Financial Queen! Angela was born in North Bay, ON. She is the youngest of her siblings. Growing up Angela's father was in the Air Force, and she was blessed to have the opportunity to travel the world! She grew up in Germany and has visited Switzerland, France, Netherlands, and the U.S.A.
She settled in Edmonton 5 years ago with her 2 children. Her eldest Anastasia is 17 years old and her son Tony is 16.
She keeps herself busy with her endless art projects. Angela loves her pets, she has 2 cats, 2 snakes and a bunny and a fish. She enjoys a good book! She is also known for her love of Unicorns and Mermaids!
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.
Angela has been artistically inclined her entire life, which inspired her to become a Dental Lab Technician. Angela began working at Oasis Orthodontics in November 2013.
Born and raised in Edmonton, Angela graduated from Arch Bishop O’Leary High School in 2005, then later completed her Dental Technology studies at NAIT in 2008. She has been working in an orthodontic lab ever since.
When not in the office, Angela spends a lot of her time at the gym. She is a dedicated fitness fanatic and figure competitor. She is married and they are loving parents to their fur baby named Pickles. In her spare time, her favorite thing to do is travel the world with her amazing husband, where she can lay back, relax and enjoy.
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Dani started with Oasis Orthodontics in February 2017 as the New Patient Coordinator.
Dani was born in Edmonton but lived throughout Alberta before her family settled in St. Albert when she was 13. She graduated from Bellerose Composite High School.
Dani has 2 children. Her daughter Mya is completing her Education degree at Concordia University College. Her son Marcus is in Junior High School.
Dani loves spending time with her family, and she keeps busy attending many sporting events with her children. You can catch her either watching her daughter play soccer or cheering on her son at the endless hockey events and school sports he participates in.
She enjoys keeping busy! On her down time you can find her in her PJ’s with a Chai Tea Latte either watching reruns of Friends or a new movie! She loves travelling, taking walks, crafting and baking.
Watch out for her as she has been known to be a bit of a prankster!!