Dr. Michelle Agpalza-Santos
One smile at a time:The road to Canada for Dr. Michelle Agpalza-Santos
by Amalia Manrique-Pempengco
She worked hard to challenge the national dental board examination – a road not many new immigrants would dare tread.It was a cold blustery spring day in 1998 when Michelle first set foot in Canada. She came to attend a funeral. She was given a parka to put on but as she stepped out of Winnipeg’s airport, a sudden gust of frosty wind on her face gave her a chilly welcome she would never forget. She had no plans of staying in Winnipeg as she had left her heart in Manila.