The Advanced Cranial Course

The prerequisite for an Advanced Dental Seminar is completion of the Basic Cranial Course. (A Cranial Academy or SCTF seminar is also acceptable.) The location of these seminars is the W.G. Sutherland Temporomandibulo-Cranial Dental Group, Inc. teaching facility in Madison, Indiana.(Please note this new location, effective June 2021!)

The schedule and estimated fees for the Advanced Course are listed below. Seminar dates are fixed, but programs and fees may alter due to varying conditions.

To register, please send a check to the mailing address listed on the "Contact Us" page.  You may call the office to register, however, please note there is a 3.75% processing fee charged to register by credit card


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May 5 -7, 2022

                                                                         Before April 5, 2022                                        After April 5, 2022

Advanced Course                                                  $700.00                                                   $800.00

WGSTD Instuctors                                                $500.00                                                    $600.00

Advanced Course Topic:  Cranial Approach of Beryl E. Arbuckle, D.O.

Presented by Dr. Marianne Herr-Paul, D.O.

rsz marianne herr paul headshot

Marianne Herr-Paul, D.O. was born into an osteopathic family physician.

Her father, Paul W. Herr, D.O., studied at the Philadelphia School under the tutelage of Beryl E. Arbuckle, D.O.. He carried her teachings forward in his office on a daily basis.

When she was a child she was treated by Dr. Arbuckle (although she was too young to remember it). As an adolescent, she helped her father in the office when he was treating spastic children. It took until her early 30’s to realize she wanted to study Osteopathy.  She grraduated from the West Virginia school in 1990. While she always appreciated her father’s hands (he treated his children whenever needed throughout the years), she was drawn to the approaches of Thomas Shaver, D.O. at the West Virginia School, and later, to James Jealous, D.O.. Considering herself a perennially late bloomer, it wasn’t until the last 5-6 years that she finally immersed herself in the teachings of Dr. Arbuckle. With her father’s help, she worked through the “Green Book”, and at last came to a rudimentary understanding of the depth and artistry of this magnificent Osteopath.

In her osteopathic career, she has had a full-spectrum of family practice; including hospital work and obstetrics.  Followed by 19 years of functional medicine and OMM in private practice--incorporating Dr. Arbuckle’s approach into her mostly biodynamic paradigm has brought her much joy.


Thursday Afternoon

1:00 - 4:00pm:  Diaphragms of the Body - Presented by Drs. Charnesky and Shamoon

                       Techniques - knee, pelvis, respiratory, diaphragm, thoracic inlet, cranial base and tent 

4:00 - 5:30pm:  Informal Lecture on Philosophy of Treatment with Dr. Marianne Herr-Paul



Lecture: Introduction to Dr. Beryl E. Arbuckle, the Pioneer

   Lab: Arriving to this Space 

Lecture: Dr. Arbuckle, The Pediatrician

   Lab: Dr. Arbuckle's cranial hands-on positioning


Lecture: Stress Fibers of the Dura and Cranial Buttresses, Biotensegrity

Select parts of video of Paul W. Herr, D.O.

   Lab: Dr. Arbuckle’s basic cranial treatment




Scoliosis Capitis

Lab: Specific hand holds and positioning for treatment of neuro-muscularly challenged children.

Lecture: "Unfolding"

Lab: Combining Biodynamic and other perspectives with Arbuckle's Biomechanics 

Group Discussion


September 8 - 10, 2022

                                                                         Before August 8, 2022                                        After August 8, 2022

Advanced Course                                                  $750.00*                                                   $850.00*

WGSTD Instuctors                                                $550.00*                                                    $650.00*

*40th Anniversary Celebration Banquet Included

Topic:  TBA

Presented by Dr. Barry Rogers