About Our Doctors

dr-michael-hess.jpgMichael A. Hess, D.M.D., M.S.

Dr. Michael Hess attended the University of Florida College of Dentistry where he received his doctorate of Dental Medicine and graduated as the valedictorian of his class. He continued his education at the prestigious University of Michigan and earned his Masters degree in Orthodontics

Dr. Hess is a member of the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, The West Coast Dental Association, The American Association of Orthodontics, The Southern Association of Orthodontics, and The Florida Association of Orthodontics, as well as other local and regional dental societies.

Orthodontics is a passion for Dr. Hess and he is committed to achieving the highest level of quality for his patients. Dr. Hess enjoys the difference that a beautiful smile can make in a person's life. In his spare time, he enjoys spending family time with Julianna and their son Jackson. Some of his other interests include, traveling, playing piano and guitar, tennis, flying, scuba diving and skydiving.

DrBrockway-resizedChelsea Brockway, D.D.S., M.S.

"One of the best ways to enrich my life is by giving part of myself to someone in great need."

This is the philosophy of Dr. Brockway as she has found her life calling in helping create new smiles within and beyond the United States through local care and dental mission trips.

Through her experience in orthodontic care stemming from when she was just 16 years old as a sterilization technician for her orthodontist, to immersing herself into other cultures and even becoming proficient in the Spanish language, Dr. Brockway understands the value of understanding all of her patients’ needs and helping them have a smile they can be proud of.

Dr. Brockway earned her D.D.S. from Columbia University in New York and has donated a lot of her time to causes like Give Kids a Smile, Florida Dental Association’s Mission of Mercy, and volunteering for patients with cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial abnormalities at All Children’s Hospital.

With Dr. Brockway, you are in the care of a doctor who wants nothing more than to give back and help as many people as possible; that’s a lot to smile about!


  • M.S. in Dental Sciences and Certificate in Orthodontics, University of Florida.
  • D.D.S. Columbia University, New York, NY.
  • B.S. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL


  • Invisalign Provider
  • Certified in Botox and Dermal Fillers

DrPopat-resizedPaiyal Popat, D.M.D., M.S.

We're pleased to introduce the newest addition to our Hess & VanLandschoot team, Dr. Paiyal Popat. Dr. Popat attended the Harvard School of Dental Medicine where she received her doctorate of Dental Medicine. She continued her education at the University of California, San Francisco where she earned a Master's degree in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences and certificate in Orthodontics.

Dr. Popat is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Denistry and the the American Public Health Association. Dr. Popat loves the field of orthodontics where she gets to improve the beautiful smiles of her patients during the most transformative years of their life.

She is excited to return to her home state of Florida where she is closer to her two brothers and twin sister. During her free time, Dr. Popat enjoys traveling, dancing, trying out vegetarian restaurants and attending soccer and basketball games.