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 Naperville, Illinois.

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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April 30 - May 2, 2020

                                               Before March 30, 2020                           After March 30, 2020                                                                      

Advanced Course                    $700.00                              $800.00

WGSTD Instructors                 $500.00                              $600.00



April 30 – May 2, 2020

Teachings of Alan Becker, D.O.

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Dr. Alan Becker was a member of Dr. Sutherland’s first cranial group. He was the first recipient of the Fellowship Award in the Cranial Academy.

Dr. Becker taught a 3-day class at The Farm in the early 90’s.

We will present his course in its entirety as our Advanced Course for the April/May Meeting. All Lectures will be given by Dr. Becker utilizing his recordings.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

9:00am – 1:00pm Individual Treatment

2:00pm – 5:00pm  Advanced Course

Friday, May 1, 2020

8:00am – 5:00pm  Advanced Course

Saturday, May 2, 2020

8:00am – 1:00pm Advanced Course


  • Awareness
  • Sensing Lab Review
  • Second Thing: What is patient’s mechanism doing?
  • How to help not doing anything
  • Becker Hold
  • Sutherland’s Concepts of Function
  • Diagnosis: Know Normal Function
  • X-ray: A moment of function
  • Lab: Freedom of Movement
  • Anything Can Happen
  • Effect of Palpation or Touch
  • Legal Cranial Dental Contact
  • Lec: Directing, you are not doing anything
  • Lab: Picking up on rhythms
  • Lab cont: Pt hanging on to restriction
  • Lec: Temporal Bone
  • Lec: Techniques for Temporals or any part of the body
  • Lab: Temporal Treatments
  • Still: Brain is God’s Drugstore
  • Cranium - SBS: One point of reference
  • Relation to SBS for Entire Body
  • Spine/Pelvis Same as SBS Mechanics
  • Condylar Problems
  • Philosophy of Osteopathy
  • Lec: Frontal Lift
  • Lab: Frontal Lift
  • Lec: Disengagement of Facial from Frontal
  • Lab: Disengagement of Facial from Frontal
  • Balancing Suboccipital


September 10 - 12, 2020 

                                                        Before August 10, 2020                           After August 10, 2020                                                                       

Advanced Course                    $700.00                              $800.00

WGSTD Instructors                 $500.00                              $600.00





November 5-7, 2020    

                                                        Before October 5, 2020                        After October 5, 2020                                                                  

Advanced Course                    $700.00                              $800.00

WGSTD Instructors                 $500.00                              $600.00