DentalPost Founder & CEO, Tonya Lanthier, Named in Inc.’s Annual Female Founders 100 List

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The entrepreneurs on Inc.'s third annual Female Founders 100 list have transformed every major industry in America

Tonya Lanthier, RDH, DentalPost Founder & CEO, recognized in Inc.'s Female Founders 100 List

“What started as a job board to help dental clinicians find jobs to pay the bills or buy that dream home, turned into something bigger— it helped dental professionals and practice owners find the right fit for them that feels like home and like family." Tonya Lanthier, RDH, DentalPost Founder & CEO

Inc. this week announced its third annual Female Founders 100 list, honoring an influential, ambitious, and diverse group of 100 women who are building America's most inspiring businesses.

The final list honors entrepreneurs of every age, background, and geography—from very early-stage founders with world-changing ideas to women who have taken companies public, sold them to big buyers, or spent decades building and running their businesses. These women are leading innovative companies in a vast range of global industries, including tech, retail, finance, fitness, health care, consumer products, food, and more.

“To be recognized among innovative, ambitious and inspiring women like Tracee Ellis Ross and Canva founder Melanie Perkins is an honor beyond measure,” said Tonya Lanthier, RDH, Founder and CEO of DentalPost.

A registered dental hygienist-turned-entrepreneur, Lanthier created DentalPost with a goal of improving lives by creating a better way for dental professionals to connect, learn and grow their careers. “After I became a mom to twins, I started temping because I needed more flexibility in my schedule,” Lanthier added. “I knew there had to be a better way for dental professionals like myself to find temp and permanent jobs, and for dental practices to fill gaps on their teams.”

Today, DentalPost is the dental industry’s premiere and largest online and mobile job board for permanent and immediate temp jobs, connecting and educating more than 850,000 dental professionals with nearly 70,000 dental offices in the U.S. and Canada.

“What started as a job board to help dental clinicians find jobs to pay the bills or buy that dream home, turned into something bigger— it helped dental professionals and practice owners find the right fit for them that feels like home and like family. Building better dental teams ultimately helps us better serve and care for our patients. And that will always be a passion of mine,” said Lanthier.

Tonya’s commitment to philanthropy and community are at the heart of her personal and professional endeavors. She is a member of the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA), Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO), a supporter of AACD's Give Back a Smile program and a volunteer at several charitable organizations including Georgia Mission of Mercy (GMOM) and Ben Mansell Clinic. Tonya is also a board member of the Oral Cancer Cause and Dental Entrepreneur Women. Holding fast to the belief that empowered women empower women, Tonya introduced “Dental Impact Group” and hosted the first-ever Registered Dental Hygienist Entrepreneur Women’s Summit, bringing together industry change-makers aligned in their commitment to improve lives in business, health, leadership, relationships and personal growth.

Inc. editors and writers spent the past year researching candidates for the list, considering a wealth of exciting and accomplished candidates. For the first time, Inc. also invited founders to apply for the list—and to nominate another founder who has particularly impressed them. Each of the founders selected has left her mark on her industry in the past year, by setting audacious goals or by achieving business milestones. Taken together, they represent the female-led future of business.

“Our team vetted thousands of applications to find the 100 women highlighted on this list. It’s the most inspiring work we do all year, and we’re so thrilled to be able to feature these fierce, accomplished entrepreneurs and start to give them the recognition they deserve,” said Inc. editor-at-large Kimberly Weisul.

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Introduced in 2018, the Female Founders 100 list was quickly established as one of Inc.’s most esteemed franchises. This year’s package includes a cover story on Sara Menker, founder and CEO of Gro Intelligence, a technology company that is bridging data gaps across the global agriculture sector, empowering decision makers, and creating a more informed, connected, efficient, and productive global agriculture industry; as well as business advice from all of the founders on the topics of big ideas, people, money, culture, and customers.

Inc.’s Female Founders 100 issue (November 2020) is available online now at and on newsstands beginning October 27. Join the Female Founders 100 conversation using #FemaleFounders.

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The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning, multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels, including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion among the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit

About DentalPost
DentalPost is the dental industry’s premier and largest online and mobile job board, connecting and educating more than 850,000 job seekers in the U.S. and Canada to build better places to work through teams that excel. Founded by Tonya Lanthier, a Registered Dental Hygienist, DentalPost leads the industry in metric-based career matching including personality tests as well as values, skills and work culture assessments to assist in selecting the best match for each position. To learn more, visit or download the mobile app.

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