shipping guidelines

Shipping Protocol for Dental Shipments to Barksdale Dental Laboratory

  1. Introduction
    This shipping protocol outlines the procedures for shipping dental impressions and related materials from your dental office to Barksdale Dental Laboratory using UPS or FedEx services. Adhering to these guidelines will help ensure the safe and efficient delivery of your dental cases.

  2. Packaging and Materials
    Box Selection: Use a sturdy, clean, and appropriately sized box that can protect the contents during transit.

    Impression Protection: Place all dental impressions and associated materials securely within the packaging, ensuring they are properly protected and cushioned to prevent damage.

    Labeling: Clearly label the package with the following information:
    • Barksdale Dental Laboratory's complete shipping address, including the recipient's name (if applicable).
    • Your dental office's return address and contact information.
    • Any relevant reference or case numbers for tracking purposes.

  3. Documentation
    Case Prescription: Include a detailed case information prescription within the package. This document should include patient information, specific case instructions, and any other relevant details. Ensure it is securely enclosed and easily accessible.

  4. Cleanliness and Sterilization
    • Impression Trays: All impression trays included in the package, must be thoroughly cleaned, disinfected, and sterilized according to industry standards before packaging.

  5. Protection During Transit
    • Cushioning: Use appropriate cushioning materials, such as bubble wrap or foam, to protect the contents from potential impact or jostling during transit.
    • Sealing: Seal the package securely with durable packing tape to prevent tampering or damage during shipping.

  6. Shipping Service
    Carrier Selection: Our carrier of choice and preferred shipping partner is UPS. This is based on factors such as cost, speed, and reliability.

    Insurance: Consider insuring valuable or delicate shipments to safeguard against potential loss or damage. Consult with your chosen courier service for insurance options.

  7. Shipping Schedule
    Delivery Hours: Be aware of Barksdale Dental Laboratory's receiving hours and shipping cutoff times to ensure timely delivery. Coordinate your shipping schedule accordingly.

  8. Notification
    Alert the Laboratory: Notify Barksdale Dental Laboratory of the impending shipment by email or phone, providing tracking information if available. This notification assists in coordinating the receipt of the package.

  9. Conclusion
    By following this shipping protocol, you contribute to maintaining the quality and accuracy of the dental work provided by Barksdale Dental Laboratory. Your commitment to these procedures is essential for a successful partnership.

    If you have any questions or require further assistance, please contact (800) 376-6884.

    Thank you for your cooperation in ensuring the smooth and reliable delivery of dental cases to Barksdale Dental Laboratory.

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