National League of NursingNational League of Nursing

The Voice of Nursing Education

Getting Started

ACE-S Triptych


Developing Interprofessional Education and Practice in Oral Health

Printer friendly version of this teaching strategy

Getting Started

This teaching strategy will incorporate the ACE.S Essential Nursing Actions: Assess Function and Expectations, Coordinate and Manage Care, and Make Situational Decisions. The strategy utilizes the Smiles for Life curriculum from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. Access the Smiles for Life Curriculum at

It is important to review the Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Report of the Interprofessional Education Collaborative Expert Panel. (2011). Retrieved from

Become familiar with Oral Health Patient FACTS. These pamphlets from the American College of Physicians & the Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice Program are designed to improve patients' oral health literacy by providing user-friendly, easy-to-understand information about how oral health and overall health are connected. Download guides (which are available in English and Spanish) at

Suggested Reading
​Author Information