New Leaf Pediatric Dentistry provides specialized pediatric dental care to infants, children and adolescents.  Located in Fort Lee, NJ, we help serve children in North Jersey and across the Hudson River.  Our mission is to provide a fun and nurturing dental home for every child.  We believe education and prevention are fundamental to the growth of healthy, beautiful and confident smiles.

Dr. Cherish Im (affectionately known as “Dr. Cherish”) has been in private practice since 2012.  She is a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist (NJ Specialty License # 06205), and understands each child is unique and therefore deserves individualized dental care for a fun and positive dental experience.  Dr. Cherish and the friendly staff at New Leaf Pediatric Dentistry strive to provide the best pediatric dental care for your child in a fun, safe and warm environment.


Preventive Dental Care

Special Needs Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry

Emergency Dental Care

Restorative Dentistry

Infant Dental Care


We use kid friendly language and a tell-show-do approach to explain what we are doing so that your child is aware and engaged in every step of the visit.
Here are some key suggestions to prepare you and your child for his or her first dental visit:

  • Tell your child about their upcoming visit to the pediatric dentist.
  • Explain to your child that the pediatric dentist is here to help them have healthy teeth and gums.
  • Please remember to be positive, enthusiastic and convey a sense of goodwill about your child’s upcoming visit.
  • We welcome parents or caregivers in the dental room during your child’s first dental visit. Your presence can be extremely reassuring to your child.
  • Please allow us to conduct the visit. Kindly allow us to explain and answer all questions regarding the dental tools and equipment to your child. We will explain these things in a kid-friendly and non-intimidating manner.


We went for my daughter’s first dentist appointment and she is terrified from doctors so we were really nervous taking her in. Surprisingly, Dr Cherish did an amazing job and my daughter was calm the entire time and actually enjoyed the visit. We are really happy for choosing this clinic, the doctor is really amazing and took her time to explain everything. Strongly recommend 🙂

Lodia Bendo

Dr. Cherish Im was excellent during all of our visits. Her calm, friendly and professional attitude kept us going back even during this scary COVID-19 time. We trust her and her facility to keep our children safe. For excellent Pediatric dental care, Dr. Im is the go dentist!

Jennifer Ta

Very friendly and nice staff!! Love that they play kid's shows on a TV on the ceiling during the procedure. My kid was having hard time during his appointments at a different practice, but the staff at New Leaf Pediatric Dentistry helped him to relax and enjoy the whole procedure. Amazing!! Thank you!

Sung Of A Gun

I visited this place with my 3year old child today. The doctors and staff were very friendly and skillful. They answered our questions kindly and in detail. My 3 year old son and I will visit again at any time.

Backil Lee

She is by far the best kid Dentist, I would recommend her to all. Her staff is always pleasant and quick to get back to you.

Siion Siion


New Leaf Pediatric Dentistry
2029 Lemoine Avenue, Suite 203
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
(201) 592-0758


Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: By Appointment Only
Wednesday: By Appointment Only
Thursday: 1:00 – 6:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sunday: By Appointment Only