After receiving his DDS degree in his native country of Brazil, he continued his training by completing a postgraduate certificate in periodontics in 1990 as well as a Master of Science degree in Oral Biology in 1991, both from UCLA. To complement his clinical and scientific research training, he went on to receive a Master of Business Administration degree at the UCLA Anderson School of Management in 2007. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and in 2007 was made a Fellow of the American College of Dentistry. 

Dr. Camargo has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching. In 2002, he received the Bud and Linda Tarrson Fellowship award for his accomplishments in academia; and has received the “Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring in Periodontics” award four times in the past nine years that the award has been given out -- all from the American Academy of Periodontology. He also received the “Robert B. Wolcott Award,” from the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Honor Dental Society at the UCLA School of Dentistry for his distinguished service to the dental profession.

In addition to his academic, clinical and administrative roles, he has successfully maintained his research activities. To-date, he has authored 43 original research articles, 16 review papers, 9 case reports, and 22 book chapters. He has also presented over 160 invited lectures in the United States and abroad, further attesting to his ability to teach and educate others. He has served on multiple committees of the UCLA School of Dentistry and the UCLA campus, including being chairman of the campus committee on Planning and Budget and serving on the university Executive Board. Dr. Camargo was also the President of the Western Society of Periodontology and served on several committees of the American Academy of Periodontology, including the Education Committee.