Meet the Doctors
Dr. Michael P. Sullivan
Dr. Sullivan grew up in Laramie, WY and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences and Pre-Medicine with Honors from The University of Wyoming in 2000. He was simultaneously commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army.
Dr. Sullivan then spent seven years on active duty as an Army Intelligence officer and paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division (Fort Bragg, North Carolina) and 4th Infantry Division (Fort Hood, Texas). During that time he deployed for four separate combat tours of duty in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Among other military honors, Dr. Sullivan is the recipient of The Bronze Star Medal, The Meritorious Service Medal and The Presidential Unit Citation. He still serves as a Major in the Nebraska Army National Guard, and provides dental services for Nebraska Guard Soldiers every month in Lincoln.
Upon leaving active duty in 2007, Dr. Sullivan attended The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry in Lincoln, NE to attain his DDS degree. He graduated from dental school with Academic Distinction, while also being awarded top honors for his research work and patient care skills.
Dr. Sullivan enjoys staying fit and spending time out in nature with his wife Mandy and his two children, Aidan and Agatha. He is an avid bicycle rider, and he is a classically trained tenor who always likes singing in music groups or anywhere else! Dr. Sullivan loves the Lincoln and York communities, and is ecstatic to be practicing dentistry here.
Jill R. Smith, DDS
We would like to welcome, Dr. Jill Smith, the most recent addition to Sullivan Family Dentistry at our York location. She comes to the practice eager and excited to be back in a small town! She was raised on a farm outside of Elgin, NE and graduated from Pope John Central Catholic High School in 2009. She was awarded the RHOP Scholarship to Chadron State College, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Human Biology in 2013. Dr. Smith was then accepted into the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry, where she achieved her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree.
Dr. Smith comes to Sullivan Family Dentistry with a comprehensive education background, exceptional knowledge in her field, excellent leadership skills, and a drive to advance herself personally and professionally!
Dr. Smith absolutely loves to be outdoors in her spare time, doing about anything. Running, biking, yard work, working on the farm; she enjoys it all! She and her husband, Kevin, will be joining the York community this summer and are ready to make York their family home. She says, “I am SO EXCITED to be back in a smaller community to be involved in family-driven dental care, doing what I love, where I love it!”
Dr. Paul A. Hansen
Dr. Hansen is a native Nebraskan who grew up in the Bethany area of Lincoln and attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry in Lincoln. Hansen spent 20 years in the United States Air Force and completed his training in Prosthodontics at the Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
After retiring from the Air Force, Dr. Hansen served as Director of Graduate Prosthodontics at the University of Missouri in Kansas City from 1995-2001. He then served in a private practice associated with the University of Kansas Medical Center providing hospital-based care for patients.
Besides working in this office, Hansen is the current Prosthodontic Section Director in the Department of Adult Restorative Dentistry at the University of Nebraska and Director of Dental I Implants for the College of Dentistry During his teaching career, Hansen has received three “best teacher” awards from his students and has written numerous articles in scholarly journals.
Hansen has particular expertise in replacing missing oral and facial structures as a result of cancer treatment or congenital problems (such as cleft palate or lip), as well as numerous prosthedontic devices and procedures.
Paul and his wife Joyce have been married over 40 years, and they attend First Lutheran Church. They have three children: Scott, who is an electrical engineer in New York City; Kristi, who is a radiology technician at the Shawnee Medical Center in Kansas City; and Lisa, Lisa is a kindergarten teacher in Shawnee Mission Kansas.
Scott and Kristi both competed on their university’s swim teams. Scott swam for Texas A&M and was the Junior National Champion in the 200 butterfly and the 400 freestyle and defeated Michael Phelps to get the honor! He lost to Michael in the 2000 Olympic trials. Kristi swam for the University of Kansas.
Sheldon L. Carlow, DDS
Dr. Carlow was raised on a farm near Bloomfield, NE. He graduated valedictorian of his class at Bloomfield High School in 2002. He was awarded the RHOP (Rural Health Opportunities Program) scholarship and attended Wayne State College from 2002-2005. He received his Bachoelor of Science degree in biology in 2006. He attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry from 2005-2009 and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2009.
Dr. Carlow enjoys spending time with family and friends. His hobbies include lawn care and landscaping. He is happy to have had the opportunity to practice dentistry in the strong rural community of York since 2009.