The Law Offices of Edwin J Zinman DDS, JD, Inc. - Attorney offering dental malpractice legal services.

EDWIN J. ZINMAN, DDS, JD

EDUCATION

University of California, Hastings College of Law, JD1972
New York University College of Dentistry, Certificate in Periodontics and Oral Medicine1964
University of Pittsburgh School of Dentistry, BS, DDS1962

TEACHING/CONSULTANT POSITIONS

Journal of Periodontology
Editorial Board
2000 - Present
American Academy of Periodontology
Committee on Screening Commercial Messages
World Workshop in Periodontics participant, 1996
1994-1998
University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry
Lecturer, Department of Periodontics
1966-1995
St. Mary's Hospital, San Francisco
Chairman, Department of Periodontics
1966-1970
Beth Israel Hospital, New York
Chairman, Department of Periodontics
1964-1966

LECTURES

Lecturer at over 400 local, state and national dental and legal meetings. Including the following:1965 - Present
American Dental Association-2015
American Academy of Periodontology-2015
American Association of Endodontics-2015
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry-2015
American Trial Lawyers Association-2015
California Trial Lawyers and New Jersey Trial Lawyer-2015
Numerous California and state dental societies2015
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry2014
California Dental Association Annual Meeting2010
World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry2009
UCSF School of Dentistry2003
Beverly Hills Academy of Dentistry2003
International Periodontal Symposium2003

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles
Zinman, E.J., White, S.C., and Tetradis, S. Legal Considerations in the Use of Cone Beam Computed Tomography Imaging. Journal of the California Dental Association, January 2010.
Zinman, E. Ethics versus Legal Informed Consent - A Distinction with Little Difference. Journal of the History of Dentistry, vol. 55, no. 3 Winter 2008.
Kutsch, V., Milicich, G., Domb, W., Anderson, M., and Zinman, E. How to Integrate CAMBRA into Private Practice. Journal of the California Dental Association, vol 35, no 11, Nov 2007.
Gluskin, A; Ruddle, C.; Zinman, E. Thermal injury through intraradicular heat transfer using ultrasonic devices: Precautions and practical preventive strategies. Journal of the American Dental Association, Vol 136, No 9, 1286-1293. 2005.
Zinman, E. Dental and legal considerations in periodontal therapy. Blackwell Publishing: Periodontology 2000, Volume 25, Number 1, pp. 114-130(17). February 2001.
Zinman, E. Malpractice--a plaintiff's perspective. J Am Coll Dent. 64(2):17-20. Summer 1997.
Zinman, E. Claims made versus current professional liability. Dent Clin North Am. 31(2):271-6. Apr 1987.
McCall. L; Kennedy, L. M.; Zinman, E. What are the responsibilities of a dentist who discovers sub-standard dentistry performed by another dentist? J Dent Pract Adm. 2(4):186-8. Oct-Dec 1985
Zinman, E. Keyes technique viewed through a legal microscope. N Y State Dent J. 49(7):499-502. Aug-Sep 1983.
Zinman, E. Usual and customary versus prudent practice. TIC. 40(1):4-6, 13-4. Jan 1981
Zinman, E. Emergency care--some legal implications. Dent Surv. 55(8):46-7, 55. Aug 1979.
Zinman, E. More on mepivicaine. Journal of the California Dental Association. vol 4, no 4, pp.50. Apr 1976.
Zinman, E. Common dental malpractice errors and preventive measures. Periodontal Abstr. 23(4):149-51. 1976.
Zinman, E. The case of the trusted aide. J Neurovisc Relat. 32(2):25-6. 1971.
Zinman, E. 3D Cone Beam CT - A Legal Analysis - California Dental Assocaition Journal 2009 (In Press)
Zinman, E. Ethics versus Legal Informed Consent A Distinction with Little Difference. Journal of the History of Dentistry, vol. 55, no. 3 Winter 2008.
Kutsch, V; Milicich, G; Domb, W; Anderson, M; Zinman, E. How to Integrate CAMBRA into Private Practice. Journal of the California Dental Association, vol 35, no 11, Nov 2007.
Gluskin, A; Ruddle, C.; Zinman, E. Thermal injury through intraradicular heat transfer using ultrasonic devices: Precautions and practical preventive strategies. Journal of the American Dental Association, Vol 136, No 9, 12861293. 2005.
Zinman, E. Dental and legal considerations in periodontal therapy. Blackwell Publishing: Periodontology 2000, Volume 25, Number 1, pp. 114130(17). February 2001.
Zinman, E. Malpracticea plaintiff's perspective. Journal American College Dental. 64(2):1720. Summer 1997.
Zinman, E. Claims made versus current professional liability. Dental Clinics of North America. 31(2):2716. Apr 1987.
McCall. L; Kennedy, L. M.; Zinman, E. What are the responsibilities of a dentist who discovers substandard dentistry performed by another dentist? Journal of Dental Practice Administration. 2(4):1868. OctDec 1985
Zinman, E. Keyes technique viewed through a legal microscope. New York State Dental Journal. 49(7):499502. AugSep 1983.
Zinman, E. Usual and customary versus prudent practice. TIC. 40(1):46, 134. Jan 1981
Zinman, E. Emergency caresome legal implications. Dental Survey. 55(8):467, 55. Aug 1979.
Zinman, E. More on mepivicaine. Journal of the California Dental Association. vol 4, no 4, pp.50. Apr 1976.
Zinman, E. Common dental malpractice errors and preventive measures. Periodontal Abstr. 23(4):14951. 1976.
Zinman, E. The case of the trusted aide. Journal of NeuroVisceral relations. 32(2):256. 1971.

Letters to the Editor
Zinman, E. Reporting Product Defects. Letters to the Editor, Journal of the American Dental Association, Vol 137, No 1, 18, 2006. Zinman, E. Psychology and Chronic Orofacial Pain. Letters to the Editor, Journal of the American Dental Association, Vol 135, No 11, 1517-1518, 2004. Zinman, E. Evidence-based Dentistry. Letters to the Editor, Journal of the American Dental Association, Vol 130, No 11, 1555-1556, 1999.
Zinman E. Tip of the iceberg. Letters to the editor, Journal of the American Dental Association Vol. 123, No 8, pp. 15, 1992. Zinman E. Proposed federal tort reform. Letters to the editor, Journal of the American Dental Association Vol. 113, No 2, pp. 128, 1986. Zinman E. Let the user beware. Letters to the editor, Journal of the American Dental Association Vol. 96, No 3, pp. 381, 1978. Zinman E. Toxicity and mepivicaine. Letters to the editor, Journal of the American Dental Association Vol. 92, No 5, pp. 858, 1976. Zinman, E. Brittleness not only tooth-fracture cause. Letters to the editor, Dent Surv. 46(9):52. Sep 1970.
Zinman, E. The use of dental auxiliaries. Letters to the editor, N Y State Dent J. 35(8):498. Oct 1969.

Book Chapters
Zinman E. Medicolegal issues related to implant complications. In Dental Implant Complications: Etiology, Prevention, and Treatment, Froum, S. (2nd eds), Wiley-Blackwell, July 2015.
Cohen S, Burns R. "Records and legal responsibilities", Pathways of the Pulp, 1st through 11th editions, Elsevier 2015.
Goldstein R. Esthetics in Dentistry, Third Edition, B.C. Decker Inc.: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. 2015.
Cohen D. W.; Rose L. E.; Genco R. J.; Mealey B. L. Periodontal Medicine. B C Decker Inc, 2000.
Goldstein C, Goldstein R, Garber D. Imaging in esthetic dentistry. Berlin: Quintessence; 1998.
Newman M, Kornman K. Antibiotic/Antimicrobial Use in Dental Practice, 1st, 2nd and 3rd editions. Quintessence. 1990
Morgan D. Diseases of the Temporomandibular Apparatus. Mosby-Year Book, 1982.
Goldstein R. Esthetics in Dentistry, Second Edition, B.C. Decker Inc.: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. 2002
Morgan D. Diseases of the Temporomandibular Apparatus. MosbyYear Book, 1982.
U.S. Public Health Service. Periodontal Therapy - 2000
Goldstein R, Garber D. Imaging in Esthetic Dentistry. Berlin: Quintessence; 1998.
Slot J, Pihlstrom B. Periodontology. Blackwell Publishing. 2000
Cohen DW, Rose LE, Genco RJ, Mealey BL. Periodontal Medicine. B C Decker Inc, 2000.
Newman M, Kornman K. Antibiotic/Antimicrobial Use in Dental Practice, 1st, 2nd and 3rd editions. Quintessence. 1990-2006
Froum S. Implantology. Blackwell Publishing. 2009

Dental Management - "Dentists and the Law" Past Monthly Columnist:
Zinman, E. Animated videos: new malpractice defense. Dental Management. 31(3):22-5. Mar 1991
Zinman, E. How to be a good witness in court. Dental Management. 30(7):22-5. Jul 1990.
Zinman, E. Dentists and the law. AIDS-infected dentists. Dental Management. 28(4):58. Apr 1988.
Zinman, E. Dentists and the law. Assistant with AIDS. Dental Management. 27(12):56. Dec 1987.
Zinman, E. How to practice defensive dentistry. Dental Management. 26(11):38-41. Nov 1986.
Zinman, E. What to do when a patient plans to sue. Dental Management. 26(3):32-5. Mar 1986.
Zinman, E. Malpractice insurance: the cost of going without coverage. Dental Management. 24(7):32-5. Jul 1984.
Zinman, E. Malpractice: your staff can land you in court. Dental Management. 24(1):14-7. Jan 1984.
Zinman, E. Legal aspects of medical emergencies in the dental office. Dental Management. 23(5):18-21. May 1983.
Zinman, E. To litigate or settle out of court? Dental Management. 21(9):18. Sep 1981.
Zinman, E. When a lawyer calls, don't hang up. Dental Management. 21(6):44-6, 50. Jun 1981.
Zinman, E. When investigators call, mum's the word. Why your silence is essential when dealing with state board investigators. Dental Management. 21(4):50-6. Apr 1981.
Zinman, E. How long to hold patient records. Dental Management. 19(10):29-32. Oct 1979.
Zinman, E. The risks you run going bare. Dental Management. 36-8, May 1977.
Zinman, E. Don't stew--sue. Dental Management. 12(1):19-22, Jan 1972.

HONORS

Super Lawyers2015

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

American Academy of Periodontology
American Dental Association
California Dental Association
San Francisco Dental Society
Consumer Attorneys of California
American Association for Justice
Journal of Dental Practice Administration
Past Associate Editor
California Society of Periodontists
Past Vice-President and Secretary
California Academy of Periodontology
Past Secretary
American Association for Justice
San Francisco Trial Lawyers
Former member of Board of Directors

MOCK TRIAL PARTICIPANT ATTORNEY

American Dental Association
Chicago Mid-Winter Dental Meeting
California Dental Association
Hinman Dental Meeting - Atlanta, GA
Yankee Dental Congress - Boston, MA
American Association of Endodontists
U.C.S.F. School of Dentistry
The Dentists Insurance Company (TDIC)

LAW PRACTICE

Law Offices of Edwin J. Zinman, DDS, JD, INC
220 Bush Street, Suite 422
San Francisco, California 94104

Telephone: (415) 391-5353
Facsimile: (415) 391-0768
E-mail: staff@toothattorney.com