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.


This place is amazing. I was a bit nervous about my son who is 4 going to the dentist. Upon walking inside, you have a very clean lobby with kids books and cat in the hat playing. My son was put at ease as soon as he walked inside. The lady at the front desk was very friendly and we were taken inside fast. The exam rooms have Netflix playing on the ceiling for the kids to watch while getting their teeth cleaned. The dentist was very inclusive with my son to make sure to show him how each tool worked before putting in his mouth. It seems the X-ray machine is cutting edge. All they did was put a device in his mouth and push a button. We had a great experience and I hope everyone will come to this office.

Cecilia Harris

Excellent pediatric dentist office. Took us right in and super friendly. Patient and understanding when dealing with a toddler. My son does not enjoy getting his teeth brushed (wiggled and cried a bit) but behaved quite well during the entirety of his visit. I think his overall experience for his first appointment went great. He even thanked the dentist as we were leaving.

Jennifer Kuzora

THE BEST pediatric dentist office around!! I wish all doctors offices worked like this. They’re clean, quick, and efficient. The Dr and her staff are so sweet and gentle to the kids. It’s amazing! Deserves more than 5 stars. :)

Natalie De La Rosa

We cant be more happier that we finally found such an amazing dentist and staff! Dr Cherish is very caring, calm, patient and knowledgeable dentist. My son went from the office relaxed and happy. I can’t be more thankful! The facility is clean, modern and very well organized. Also all coworkers are very professional and kind. Thank you!!!

Amanda Tkaczyk

First time taking my 2 years old to the dentist. Everyone starting from the front desk to the dentist were super welcoming, helpful and friendly. The facility was really clean and kids friendly. DR. was very patient and caring. Happy to have found such an inviting dentistry for my baby.

Sara Sun


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


Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: By Appointment Only
Thursday: 1:00 – 6:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sunday: By Appointment Only