From the day New Horizons Software was founded over 25 years ago, our core mission has to make life easier for orthodontists. NHS anticipates their changing needs and expectations with new tools and customizable functions designed to simplify every aspect of managing today’s orthodontic practice.

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The New Horizons story

New Horizons Software founder Joretta Beanland launched New Horizons Software in 1988 to address the frustration she repeatedly witnessed in the orthodontic community with limited, difficult-to-use office management software, and the lack of ongoing support and training.

Thanks to her familiarity with orthodontic practices, Joretta was uniquely positioned to deliver the management software solutions that have earned the accolades of orthodontic practices across North America for the past 28 years. Today, NHS is an established industry innovator. Along with our advanced management solutions, NHS provides personal, highly responsive support and training that our clients praise and rely on to keep their practices running smoothly.


Joretta Beanland—President

Joretta Beanland personifies energy and commitment. In 1983, with years of office management experience and firsthand practice management experience, she joined an orthodontic software company.  For five years, she helped develop and improve their practice management software. Working directly with orthodontic offices, she gained important insight into orthodontic’ software needs, expectations—and frustrations.

Her decision to launch New Horizons Software, Inc. in 1988 stemmed from her commitment to practice management excellence, and her goal was simple: make life easier for orthodontists and their staff by creating advanced, intuitive, easy-to-use software. In addition, she was committed to providing thorough, ongoing training and support to ensure her clients got the most out of their investment.

Today, Joretta still stands by her commitment to innovation and service. She personally consults with many of her clients. “I enjoy training staff to use the NHS system to its fullest potential,” says Joretta. “Knowledge provides motivation, and motivation is the key to a successful practice. When the system is well designed and tasks are easy to accomplish, motivation turns into production—and that’s the real value of our software. We make practice management easy.”

James McCoy

James has been Tech Support Manager for over 13 years.  Everyone loves speaking with and working with James, not only because he is knowledgeable but he's just a nice guy!

He is certified with Microsoft on several different levels including Systems Administrator (MCSA) and Database Administrator (MCDBA). 

James spends his free time chasing his kids to school, church or whatever else they are involved in, playing disc golf, or enjoying any of his 1900 DVD's.

Robin Camp

Robin has been with us for 7 years now.  He helps with customer service, and many times will be the first to jump and answer the phone.  Being in charge of updating our users keeps him on his toes everyday.  He is also a professional photographer and on his weekends enjoys photographing weddings and other events.  He frequently visits car shows when he is not working and racing his Mustang.

Jan Straker

She wears several hats.  For the past 23 years Jan has helped NHS in customer service, as well as being responsible for keeping NHS' books, billings, and supply orders.  Prior to that, she worked 18 years in orthodontic practices.  Her orthodontic background is the practical experience that our users rely on.