As a notator, Sokal's job is to rip a molar from 10-year old children, and sometimes persons who get registered at a later age for various reasons, be they adopted war orphans, halfbreeds or new citizens (sometimes all of those at once). Of course, he also performs complete checks of his patients' identity, biology and reproductive capabilities to assign them to a gender. He loves children, has a sadistic streak and a perfect white smile that can be creepy when paired with his eagerness to pluck teeth out of people's mouths.
He also is bearer of Tovak's syndrome, a genetic mutation that causes an abnormal growth of scales in greater numbers over the body, sharper along the bones, more pointed at the joints and glassier in appearance. Popular belief has those symptoms to be due to excessive levels of testosterone, and people with it are seen as primitive, prone to violence, very sexual, cold and nasty. While it isn't true, the tale can fulfill itself and further the belief. Sokal is a nice person and avoids places where public nudity is required so not to upset people.
“Now, I hope you won’t take me for the sadist, but I guess time has come to remove your molar, and I am sorry to tell you that my superior forbade me to use any anesthetic. The drug we use also helps to loosen the roots, and this imply that I will have to just yank harder until it comes out. It will hurt, it will be bloody and it will certainly be quite unpleasant,” he told, trying to appear sorry but still smiling as if those were actually pretty good news. “If you don’t mind too much, it is probably better for the both of us if I tie you to the chair,” he grinned with enthusiasm. “I promise you that I make it a personal duty to make this moment as pleasant and memorable – it is the moment for you to become a true Cardassian citizen and it should be wonderful.” And it made him feel all the more noble and important. He made people with a clamp – a honorable duty he was ever thankful to be tasked with.
Sokal works mostly at the Bureau of Alien Affairs since his superior, Irimal Sayad, was demoted there. He was the notator of Melekor Kel, whom he registered as Elem Kel and as a female Cardassian (and they started dating bc Elem is a sucker for pain).
Glain Rokat is one of his new colleagues since his father demoted him to be an errand boy for the Bureau.