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

This office is amazing! Immaculate rooms and waiting room. Dr Cherish and her staff are so caring and patient. Dr. Cherish was so gentle! They made my 2 year old and 1 year olds first dental visit a breeze.

Jessica Grieco

Wow. What a great experience! Clean and organized office. Friendly staffs and a very caring Dr Cherish. I am glad we were introduced to her by Dr Margaret Park. I thought my daughter will cry start to finish but she didn’t cry at all. It was unbelievable. Thank you Dr Cherish. I am sure I will be taking both of my daughters here.

Peter Rhee

This clinic has it all, friendly staff, great doctors and a very clean office. Thanks to you my daughter loves to go to the dentist ❤️

Jennifer Cifuentes

Really friendly, stunning space. If you are looking for a pediatric dentist for your little one then look no further. These guys are amazing. I had a kicking screaming 2 year old. Everyone was so patient and kind and there to make sure his experience was a great one which it was. Can’t recommend them enough

Jayne Thurston

Dr Cherish and her staff are phenomenal. From parking to the dental visit, everything was amazing! I couldn’t find the parking area and a member of her staff came downstairs to ensure I was coming into the right building. The customer care is above-and-beyond. My son (and I) can’t wait to go back!

Sivan Kerem