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


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