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Your Jersey City Pediatric Dentist

Your Jersey City Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Wilma McPherson – Jersey City Pediatric Dentist

Dr. McPherson loves kids! After receiving her bachelor’s degree from Lincoln University and her dental degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, Dr. McPherson practiced community dentistry in her hometown of Boston for four years. There, her treatment of children encouraged her to seek additional training to become a pediatric dentist. She went on to complete three years of hospital training, first in general practice and surgery, followed by a two-year residency in pediatric dentistry at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn. In her final year, she was appointed chief resident of the entire dental program. Since 2007, Dr. McPherson has been in private pediatric practice. On November 1, 2014, Dr. McPherson opened Jersey City Pediatric Dentistry.

“As a pediatric dentist who is also a mother, it’s important to me that children feel good about their dental visits. When I was a kid, I had a great dental relationship with my pediatric dentist. His professionalism and care inspired me to become a dentist. It is my goal to provide that same positive dental relationship to every child I am fortunate to treat.” – Dr. McPherson

Our Team

Our team members are passionate about great service! They consistently surprise us with the level of care and detail they bring to our practice. We are grateful to have them and we know you’ll be pleasantly surprised by their efforts as well.

Edineth – Office Manager

Eddy is thoughtful and tenacious. We were fortunate to hire her the moment she finished dental assisting school. Over the years, her achievements have earned her the titles of Lead Assistant, Certified Dental Assistant, Supervisor and now Office Manager. She brings tremendous energy and focus in leading our team. If you have any unanswered questions within the practice – please ask to speak to Eddy. 


As a dental assistant, I know I’ll have a lifetime to work but children are only young once. It’s those visits, as a child, that make a difference and I love being one of the faces and smiles that make children feel comfortable walking through the door each and every time..” – Eddy

Larissa – Practice Consultant

Larissa was our first hire! Her upbeat energy and passion for dentistry makes her a great asset to the practice.  Always seeking growth, in 2016, Larissa became a Fellow of the American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM). Having  transitioned into her own dental consultant company, Larissa now provides technical support on dental benefits and provides expert advice to our team.


“Great service in pediatric dentistry is making the patient and parent feel at ease. The fear of the unknown can be overwhelming at times, so being able to be part of that one link between a healthy mouth and a fun experience is priceless.” Larissa

Alexandra – Hygienist

Alex is an award winning hygienist with a calming spirit. Alex earned her associates degree in dental hygiene from Bergen Community College and continued her studies at Montclair State University where she received her bachelor’s degree in Women’s Studies. With over ten years of experience in the dental field, Alex is a seasoned bilingual professional who loves to make children smile.

“Working in pediatric dentistry is my passion. Caring for children by providing outstanding dental care is so fulfilling, especially when you’re able to work in such a cheerful environment as Jersey City Pediatric Dentistry. With my bubbly personality and gentle touch – I am able to bring smiles out of children and establish a special and long lasting relationship.” – Alex

Mrs. Doris – Hygienist

Mrs. Doris brings kindness and compassion to every patient she treats.  Ever ready with a smile or kind word, she easily builds rapport and trust from even our shyest patients.  

“Working with children has always been my passion. I love providing healthy smiles and having a relationship with the child and parent. They are both very rewarding.” – Mrs. Doris

Mrs. Liz – Hygienist

Mrs. Liz brought to our office a wealth of knowledge and practice dynamism. She earned her hygiene degree from Middlesex County College and continued her studies at Bloomfield College where she received her Bachelor of Science. She has worked all over the state as a dental advocate in schools, solo and multi-speciality offices. She is  passionate about dental education and is leading our community outreach programs.

“Working as a pediatric dental hygienist has been a passion of mine since becoming a dental hygienist 24 years ago. It is a rewarding feeling to be able to bring out a smile to each and every child that walks through our office doors. It is a goal of mine to make you and your child feel like you are a part of our family here at Jersey City Pediatric Dentistry.” – Liz

Alysson – Dental Assistant

Chances are – if you’ve seen Aly – she’s smiling! She is a delightful addition to our  core team!  Alysson came to JCPD as a dental assistant intern.  We were so impressed with her maturity and grace that we offered her a position pending graduation!  She has progressively taken on more duties within our practice and now teaches our newer assistants how to deliver five star service! (Note – we put lots of exclamation points in this bio because …that’s so Aly!!)

“Working with kids has always been something I wanted to do and I am glad I can do so in such a cheerful and friendly environment” – Alysson