A former practicing periodontist (dental specialist), Dr. Zinman has dedicated his career to advocating for patients a strong standard of care. He has authored 10 edited dental textbook chapters, 20 journal articles, including the Journal of American Dental Association, and several regular columns in top tier professional publications. Dr. Zinman has also lectured to various audiences, including lectures at the American Dental Assocation, California Dental Association, World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry, local dental societies and international dental meetings. He is a former lecturer in the Dept. of Periodontics at UCSF Dental School.