Staff Report

Hess LogoThe first annual 2014 Bright House Networks Regional Business Awards was held on Thursday, February 27 at the Hilton in downtown Tampa.

Hess & VanLandschoot Orthodontics was named small business of the year by Bright House Networks. More than 150 businesses were nominated by their Chambers of Commerce from all over the Tampa Bay region (seven counties) who teamed up with Bright House. Of those businesses, 60 were finalists. The categories included start-up business, small business, medium business and large businesses.

The festivities were highlighted by several high profile guest speakers, including the new Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach, Lovie Smith and Florida Blue CEO, Pat Geraghty. Tampa Bay Lightning CEO, Tod Leiweke, was also a guest speaker.

“Over the past three years, we’ve been honored with several prestigious awards. In 2011 we won the Brandon Chamber small business of the year. In 2012 we were named the Riverview Chamber small business of the year and now the Bright House Networks regional business award. We owe these achievements to our fantastic and hardworking team as well as our patients and our community for all their support over the years” said Dr. Michael Hess.

“It’s exciting to take first place,” said Dr. Toby VanLandschoot. “We’re very excited to win this award from Bright House. We are a high technology, high quality orthodontic practice that focuses on patient care and giving back to the community.”

“We are committed to delivering high levels of service and care to our patients. That means keeping up with advancements in orthodontics such as SureSmile, the Damon Bracket System and Invisalign,” added Dr. Hess.

At Hess & VanLandschoot Orthodontics, patients can expect comprehensive orthodontic treatment that is tailored to meet their individual needs and desired results. Drs. Hess and VanLandschoot and their professional team make it possible for patients of all ages to achieve a beautiful and confident smile.

Hess & VanLandschoot Orthodontics currently has two office locations: 16307 FishHawk Blvd. in Lithia and 11970 Boyette Rd. in Riverview and a third location coming soon to Apollo Beach. For more information or to schedule a complimentary orthodontic exam, call 645-4377 or visit


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