Dr. Jisu Lim


English, Korean
NYU College of Dentistry
Implantology course: 2-year surgical and prosthetic program

What (or who) inspired you to get into dentistry? How so?

I had been exposed to dentistry since I was young and was naturally inclined to a career this field; my parents had a lot of connections with dentists and dental technicians. I had many chances to observe a variety of dental processes from patient care to laboratory work. Also, from my science background with biology and personal interest in art, dentistry seemed to be the right fit. I love to work with my hands and love the fact that I am able to create and deliver something meaningful to someone's life.

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?

I am grateful for being part of helping people. I like to take time to get to know my patients, listen to what their needs are (and any fears), and discuss options that best suit their needs. It is rewarding when my patients are happy and satisfied with the experience have trust in us. To pursue the excellent clinical care, I have been committed to advanced continuing education, attending numerous seminars that focus on cosmetic dentistry and dental implants. After competing a 2-year implantology program at NYU, I continue to work as a clinic associate in the program to deepen the knowledge and stay current.

What’s your dream toothpaste flavor?

Banana pudding

How do you recharge after a long week? What’s your go-to activity for hitting the restart button?

I like exploring different parts of the city, reading in the parks, visiting museums, and spending time with friends and family.

When I’m in the patient chair, I’m probably grooving to {blank} in my headphones.

Disco music

What’s something that really, really, really makes you smile? Like, really?

Jumping on a trampoline