DR. CHERISH IM

New Leaf Dr Cherish Im

Dr. Cherish Im (affectionately known as “Dr. Cherish”) is a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist and Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.  Outside of private practice, Dr. Cherish serves as an Attending Pediatric Dentist and instructor for residents at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center.  She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at New York University College of Dentistry.

Originally from Toronto, Canada, Dr. Cherish received a Bachelor’s degree in Science from McMaster University in 2006 and earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) in 2010.

While at NYU Dentistry, Dr. Cherish developed a strong passion for working with children of all age groups and went on to complete a two-year specialty program in Pediatric Dentistry.  During the course of her specialty training at NYU Dentistry, she traveled to many underprivileged areas to provide children with dental care and education.

Dr. Cherish has enjoyed working in private practice since 2012, serving children in central New Jersey. In 2018, Dr. Cherish founded New Leaf Pediatric Dentistry to serve those in need in northern New Jersey.

She is a member of the AAPD (American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry), ADA (American Dental Association) and NJAPD (New Jersey Academy of Pediatric Dentistry). She is also certified in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).

Dr. Cherish lives in New Jersey with her husband, two boys and fur baby. She enjoys singing, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Cherish also speaks Korean and French.

NJ Specialty License # 06205

PATIENT REVIEWS

I have never met people like the staff at New Leaf Pediatric, they are beautiful people, attentive to absolutely everything, they always recommend the best, they always try to make my son feel as calm as possible, I really thank you very much, I love all the staff. They are very attentive to your appointments! My son loves going to this place, they always give him the toy he chooses and he leaves happy.

Angelly Ordonez

This was our first dental checkup for our 1.5 year old cubby. And, as scary as dental experiences can be even for grown adults, Dr. Im and her staff made our visit as comfortable, quick, and painless as possible. Facility is very clean and the entire staff were very inviting and efficient. Highly recommend bringing your own!

Chris P

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

The place was spotless . The service my son received today deserve 5 full stars. I was anxious because i changed his dentist and this was his first appointment. I would recommend this office for your kids.

Dita Jakoc

I’m so grateful to have New Leafs as my kiddos dentistry. All of the staffs are friendly and available to help you from scheduling to answer on questions/concerns you might have. Dr Im is patient and show real care each time of visit which isn’t what you always what from drs.

May Park