Staff Report

Hess Orthodontics welcomes a new business partner, Dr. Toby W. VanLandschoot, DDS, MS, as the newest member of its Orthodontic Team. Dr. VanLandschoot will be practicing at both the 11970 Boyette Rd., Riverview, location as well as the new second location in Lithia, just off FishHawk Blvd., across from the FishHawk Sports Complex, which will open soon.

“I’ve been recruiting Dr. VanLandschoot for many years now and I’m very excited toannounce that my efforts have finally paid off,” said Dr. Michael Hessco-owner and orthodontist. “He comes to us with almost 10 years of orthodontic experience from his practice in Scottsdale, Arizona. He and I were classmates in the orthodontic program at the University of Michigan and we have been good friends ever since. Our education there, under some of the most prestigious orthodontists in the country, instilled in us a shared practice philosophy of providing the most advanced orthodontic treatment techniques and outstanding customer service to each of our patients and their families.

Dr. Vanlandschoot, is eager to meet his new patients and added, “I feel fortunate to join such a wonderful, energetic practice and look forward to treating patients with a high degree of detail.”

Born and raised in Northern Michigan, Dr. VanLandschoot completed his undergraduate degree and obtained a BS in Biochemistry at the University of Michigan. He then continued his education at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, earning his doctoral degree in dental surgery. He then earned his MS in Orthodontics from the University of Michigan.

“My wife Ann and young son Tommy and I are looking forward to our move here. We enjoy many outdoor activities such as playing golf, hiking, and biking,” said Dr. VanLandschoot.

Dr. Hess concluded, “Our mission is to not just meet, but exceed, the expectations of our patients. The parallel training, skills and experience of Dr. VanLandschoot and myself will further this mission by enhancing your access to superior treatment and service.”

At Hess Orthodontics you can expect to receive complete orthodontic treatment that is tailored to meet your individual needs and desired results.

With offices located in Riverview and the soon to open FishHawk Ranch location, Dr. Hess, Dr. VanLandschoot and the entire team specialize in helping patients of all ages achieve beautiful and confident smiles. Visit or call 645-HESS(4377).


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Kelly Wise Valdes
Kelly Wise Valdes has been writing for the Osprey Observer since 2008. She graduated in 1989 from Florida Southern College with a B.S. in Communications and enjoys writing and traveling. She currently resides in northern Hillsborough County with her husband, David. When not traveling and writing, Kelly and her husband enjoy spending time with their five grown children (as well as their grandchildren) that still keep them very busy.