Ms. Sordyl teaches physical assessment, management of medical emergencies, basic life support (re)certification courses, pain and anxiety control, and medical history taking. She is also involved in teaching protocols on nitrous oxide inhalation/parenteral sedation preparation and monitoring the sedated patient to dental, dental hygiene and post doctoral graduate students. As a research study nurse, she coordinates study participants in pain control research involving pharmaceuticals and techniques. Her publications and local/national professional presentations deal with subject matter on preoperative assessment and emergency preparedness of sedated patients, medical emergencies in the dental office setting, local anesthesia, and nitrous oxide. She has received several speaking engagement awards. Ms. Sordyl holds a B.S. in Nursing and a M.S. in Health Services Administration from the University of Detroit Mercy. She joined the University in 1989.