South Dakota dentist accused of domestic abuse gives up his practice

November 18, 2021

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls dentist accused of choking his wife in a domestic abuse case has given up his dental practice.

Cale Slack made his first court appearance Tuesday on a felony aggravated assault charge and four misdemeanor assault charges. Slack has been a dentist in Sioux Falls since 1997.

However, Slack has agreed with the South Dakota Board of Dentistry to stop practicing in light of domestic abuse charges filed against him.

Sioux Falls police spokesman Sam Clemens says the defendant is accused of hitting, punching and choking the victim Sept. 25 and two days later breaking her car window as she waited to pick up children outside a middle school.