Promising Leadership Award

About the Promising Leadership Award

Improving health systems, and envisioning new solutions requires nurturing new leaders. That’s why the Center for Oral Health is honored to partner with The Global Child Dental Fund (GCDFund) to offer a distinguish award to a qualified oral health leader. The award includes participation in the prestigious Senior Dental Leadership Fellowship at King’s College London.

Award Eligibility

This award offers a unique opportunity to young professionals from various disciplines (public health, dentistry, social work, public policy etc.) with a demonstrated interest in addressing health disparities and oral health care. This is an opportunity for young healthcare professionals to learn from and exchange ideas with some of the most influential figures in the formulation of international oral health policy.

Meet Dr. Rose Arzu, DDS


Dr. Rosa Arzu is the 2018 recipient of the Promising Leadership Award. She currently serves as the Dental Director of AltaMed Health Services—the largest Federally Qualified Health Center in the nation. In this role, she oversees 10 dental clinics, 1 mobile van, and 6 oral health units in Los Angeles and Orange County.

In 2018, Dr. Arzu served as the Chair for the Dental Director Peer Network and the California Primary Care Association.

The Next Awardee

The next promising leadership award winner will be announced in March 2019. Stay tuned for more details.

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