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

We love Dr.Cherish and her colleagues so much!! This is undoubtedly great pediatric dental office. Dr always here for help thorough phone calls and texting. Both of my girls loves visiting this dental office(believe it or not). Dr makes all the procedure painless and easy for children and parents, she is such a sweetheart:) we came to this office by recommendation, very happy! Highly recommend

Aliya Zhunussova

My Daughter was absolutely petrified going to the dentist after going to a different dentist office . From the minute we walked in the staff was very welcoming . They even had a little sign with her name on it welcoming her to the practice . We walked in and the Dr knew exactly how to get her to warm up and have her calm down . She made small talk throughout the whole visit with my daughter and before we knew it was time to go home . Another thing I really like is that the assistant took my daughter to pick out her prize while the Dr explained to us exactly what needed to be done as far as fillings and how she would do it. This way my daughter has no idea what to expect and to her we are going to another cleaning to help ease her nerves !! I’ve only had one visit at this office and I’ve already recommended it to my friends and family !!

Carolina Cruz

Dr Cherish was awesome. She asked lots of questions and explained everything she was doing. The office was clean and kid friendly. Definitely recommend this dentist.

Peggy Quigg

Staff was really nice, and Dr. Cherish amazing! She was amazing with my son helped him feel comfortable, she was very patient with him, and she answered all the questions we had. Highly recommended.

Allison Sanchez

The facility is very modern and kids friendly. The doctor and all the staffs are very kind and very professional. My daughter told me that this is the best dentist she ever been and I strongly agree with her. I strongly recommend to other parents.

Eddie Kim